Castro de Viladonga

Castro de Rei, Spain

The archaeological and museum complex of Viladonga occupies the peak of a mountain from the visitor can behold the spectacular view of the Terra Chá (Flat Land) of Lugo and the mountain chains of Monciro, Pradairo and Meira. It is located in Castro de Rei.

The archaeological importance and the historical interest of the Castro de Viladonga were showcased after excavations initiated in 1971, due to the monumentality and the diversity of structures discovered and to the quantity and quality of the findings. The site is a remarkable example of settlement, especially between the 2nd and 5th centuries AD, very important for the knowledge, study and understanding of the castro world after the Roman conquer. The archaeological works of excavation and cleaning and consolidation are still taking place in the castro.

The Castro de Viladonga Museum was opened in November 1986. The museum main aim pivots around the interpretation and explanation of the site and the host and exhibition of materials from the successive excavations. It is located in between the two last walls of the southeast side of the castro, very close to the peak.

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Founded: 2nd century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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arturowing (3 months ago)
Amazing! Woth it to visit! Very well done museum. Free entrance
Roberto Otero (5 months ago)
Amazing place. Great example of the preroman civilization in Galiza. Worth to pay a visit!!
Su Langley (2 years ago)
What a lovely little hidden gem, fantastic Roman ruins that you can stroll around and a very interesting and informative museum. It was very quiet when we were there but we were made to feel very welcome and staff went out of thier way to be helpful.
jorge garcia rey (2 years ago)
Very nice visit. Well kept. Worth visiting the museum as well.
John Macdonald (2 years ago)
Great little museum and ruins adding colour and depth to Spanish history. Could use more English as there was none but still good.
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