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A great panoramic spot

While visiting Galicia, this pearl appears to yours eyes at a glance when your near to the Minho... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Dublin, Ireland
beautiful drive and views of Portugal from Southern Spain

While spending 4 days in Balbao, we spend a few days enjoying the waterfront and restaurants of... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Napa Valley, California
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A Guarda, Spain
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

While visiting Galicia, this pearl appears to yours eyes at a glance when your near to the Minho river. I and my family have found this spot great to stop a take some panoramic pictures. A well preserved location and good breathtaking. We will be...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 2lifes4travel
Reviewed 13 September 2018

While spending 4 days in Balbao, we spend a few days enjoying the waterfront and restaurants of Baiona, but one day we headed south toward Garda and loved the drive up to Monte Santa Tecla and the view over the estuary of Portugal. Loved it....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Elena G
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3 September 2018|
Response from paulnJ1651YD |
Yes. There are several areas of Castro at the top of the mountain. Most of them can be driven to.