Hillfort

Castro and Museum of Viladonga

The Castro de Viladonga, declared to be of Cultural Interest by Xunta de Galicia in 2009, stands out in Lugo’s Terra Chá landscape.

The site is a truly formal standard of characteristic hillfort from northwest, with several walls and moats, two ramparts and a large main enclosure or croa. In the croa is where most of the buildings found until now are located: houses, corrals and warehouses, some buildings for social or communal use, etc. grouped into sets or “neighbourhoods” articled around two main streets and a pathway or round parallel to the main wall.

Defensive and habitational structures, as well as very abundant materials that continually provides this archaeological site (and that are exhibited in a selective way in the annexed museum), show that the Castro de Viladonga had a long settlement or occupation and especially important between II and V centuries, what makes it a key place to know, study and understand the evolution of the world of hillforts and the rural environment in galaico-roman age.

Location

  • Viladonga, 27259 - Castro de Rei (Lugo)
    Galicia, España
    N 43º 09' 38.97" W 7º 23' 19.32"
  • 982 870 160
  • museo.viladonga@xunta.gal

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Hillfort | Museo do Castro de Viladonga

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