Doiras Castle

Lugo, Spain

Castillo de Doiras is one of the best preserved castles in Galicia. It is dated to the 15th century and has 16m high keep and curtain walls.

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LU-723 18, Lugo, Spain
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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Fran Guerra (2 years ago)
An unknown jewel of our heritage. An exceptionally nice guide !!! I leave you photos of the model of the castle that is currently exhibited in the Cambre Archaeological Museum:
rocio bouzo lopez (2 years ago)
I recommend a stop to enjoy this castle. She is guided by a fantastic person. Remember that you need a reservation by phone to see it
VaNeZziTa (2 years ago)
Lo vi por dentro hace años, esta vez fuimos y hay que pedir cita con lo que no pudimos entrar, se ve más cuidado, un castillo muy bien conservado
Yosdani Valenti r (2 years ago)
Hello: it is a beautiful castle, which I would like to visit one day if God allows me, I have a question, is it built on top of a Celtiberian fortress? Have you ever made archaeological excavations? Thank you.
Manuel Garcia (4 years ago)
It is closed until May.
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