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Simple church and Celtic village on top of a mountain with spectacular views

We were a bit confused about whether the Monte, the Igrexa, and the Castro were all the same place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul N
Cambridge, Massachusetts
simple church on top of Celtic settttlement

Great view of coast and river below. Windswept. Humble old church. Part of wonderful visit up this... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a bit confused about whether the Monte, the Igrexa, and the Castro were all the same place. The church and castro (Celtic Village) are a few hundred meters away from each other; you can drive or walk. There are very nice souvenir shops...More

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great view of coast and river below. Windswept. Humble old church. Part of wonderful visit up this mountain

Thank beentheretooo
Reviewed 14 February 2018

As we are walking, and enjoying the views, we can´t forget to walk around all the steps in monte Santa Tecla.

Thank Elsa S
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Monte de Santa Tecla is a mountainous region in Spain where you can find the remnants of ancient village ruins.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Follwo the signs from the centre of A guarda and its about 10 mins by car. parking at the top can be an issue so we parked a couple of minutes walk from the top. The views are fab. There are facilities at the top,...More

1  Thank JCB933
Reviewed 4 October 2017

You can see why the Celts and the Christians picked this place to live. It is a place of stunning beauty overlooking the Rio Mino and Portugal.

Thank cruising_kitty_57
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I've visited this site several times and always surprises me. The Celtics village or "Castro" gives you quite a clear idea of how people lived 2500 years ago. I'm always amazed on the creativity of human kind. The views are breathtaking. You can see the...More

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Unforgettable views and history of the mountain and "the castros", . Amazing view, the ocean and A Guarda city, just near to the frontier Spain and Portugal, We went with the car to the tops,it's amazing the 360 views in a sunny day without fog...More

Thank Elena G
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We had read a little about Santa Tecla but nothing prepared us for the beauty and history of the place! The views are stunning and the history is really interesting. Probably worth spending at least a couple of hours here but there are pathways which...More

Thank Diarmuidog
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We headed to the top of the mountain. The road was quite easy to drive on, well protected against accidents. It wasn’t too steep, a leisurely drive. The first stop was to visit the Santa Tecla Celtic Village. It was so beautiful, a first century...More

Thank Robby G C
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