Intangible Heritage

Schistostega pennata, luminous Moss, in the "cave" of the Castro de Viladonga

Cultural heritage as UNESCO points out “does not end at monuments and collection of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such oral traditions, performing acts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe or knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts”. Starting from this idea, the Museum of the Castro de Viladonga, considering that cultural heritage (archaeological), natural and intangible must be studied together, preserved and disseminated, that’s why they started a project to gather the oral tradition associated to the Castro de Viladonga and its environment.

The first studies linked to the intangible heritage of the Castro de Viladonga were made in 1974 and 1977 by Felipe Senén López Gómez and published in Actas do XV Congreso Nacional de Arqueología, celebrated in Lugo in 1977. Nowadays field work is being done, complementing those, and important information is obtained.

The legend of the Moors’ horses
“There was a cave in the hillfort, like a mine and there, there was a path under the ground through which the Moors took their horses to the Pena river in Coutodá to drink” (Edelmiro García Pérez).


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

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