Castro de Coaña

Coaña, Spain

Situated on the left bank of the Navia Estuary, Castro de Coaña is a hilltop settlement (4th Century BC) surrounded by walls and accessed from the south. The main defensive structure is located precisely in the south and consists of a wide ditch dug into the slaty subsoil finished off by a wall. Inside, the settlement is divided into several sectors.

It has a diamond shape in which the three areas can be clearly distinguished. The acropolis is a triangular enclosure surrounded by a wall, not used for housing. Access to this area was protected by a square tower. The northern residential sector spreads out beneath the north wall of the acropolis, mostly consisting of circular huts. Some of them are accessed via a hall or corridor. The walls are made of slate with rounded corners.

Inside the residential sector near the gate to the acropolis, there are two groups of buildings associated with channelling water and a pool, a granite vessel called a 'bath', which suggests that it was used for bathing or rustic saunas.

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Founded: 400-300 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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RachelC Warnes (15 months ago)
Very interesting and it is possible to access it closely on foot
Neil Bryant (2 years ago)
Outstanding
Hein Van Der Zande (2 years ago)
What a beauty
Jesús García (3 years ago)
Interesting historical placement.
A. H. (3 years ago)
Yes it is ok.. €3.50 entrance....
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