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Castro de Coana

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Adrian B wrote a review Aug 2018
Switzerland191 contributions86 helpful votes
Be there at the morning opening at 10.00h and enjoy the ruins in beautyful morning sun! It's peaceful and impressive at the same time! One of the highlights of our trip along the northern spanish coast!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Robert H wrote a review Jul 2018
Calgary, Canada153 contributions60 helpful votes
We decided to visit these Celtic ruins after our flight was delayed and we needed to find activities in the Asturias for the afternoon. We ended up enjoying the day immensely. The Celtic ruins were so interesting. From the obvious quality of the workmanship that went into the slate walls, to understanding that the structures were built 2500 years ago. It’s just mind-boggling. We particularly enjoyed being able to walk around inside the ruins on our own, without having to follow a guide, or be kept at a distance (like at Stonehenge). To see what a village in northern Spain looked like in 400 BC, was a real treat.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Jen H wrote a review Aug 2017
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There isn't much left to the castros, but as far as archaeological remains are concerned they are very well preserved. these are the remains of a completely awesome neolithic hillfort community, much like those in Numancia that stood for days against a Roman siege. These guys were incredible warriors as well as architecturally advanced considering what they had to work with. The museum at the castros is in English and Spanish and quite didactic, with thorough explanations of what you will see when you are out there as well as quite a few remains on display that will help you visualize what kind of culture the former inhabitants are living in. The price is nominal, something like 4 euros, no need for audio guide unless you want one. It's also a nice hike in a truly beautiful part of the province.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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hellindc wrote a review Jun 2016
St. Louis14 contributions11 helpful votes
Only one drawback: if you don't speak Spanish you have to rely upon the do-yourself English-language information tour. If you speak a modicum of Spanish, the knowledgeable staff person gives a fine tour. One thing I learned: Don't trust the guide books that described every site like this as Celtic. It's unclear whether it was built by even earlier inhabitants, by the Celts, or by some people genetically mixed.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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NZHistorianTraveller wrote a review Feb 2016
Auckland, New Zealand100 contributions85 helpful votes
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We decided to visit this hill fort based on a poster in nearby Navia. This hillside fort was well signposted from Navia and reasonably easy to navigates. Parking is just outside the admission/museum building. We were greeted at the reception area by Roberto and given maps and information not only of the Castro de Coana but also of the surrounds. Before we looked at the museum, he answered a number of our questions on the hill fort excavations. He advised us that at this stage, academics have varying theories about the age of the forts and further research would help solve some of the age related questions. While the signs are in Spanish, Roberto spoke excellent English which helped us understand the information. This was an intriguing visit for us made more interesting by questions raised. It also prompted us to look for other hill forts in Asturias and Galicia. Thank you to Roberto for your informative yet unbiased answers to our many questions.
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Date of experience: February 2016
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