Castro de Coana

Castro de Coana, Navia: Address, Phone Number, Castro de Coana Reviews: 4.5/5

Castro de Coana
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Adrian B
Switzerland191 contributions
A hidden celtic treasure
Jul 2018 • Couples
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!
Written 21 August 2018
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Robert H
Calgary, Canada149 contributions
Fascinating
Jul 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 22 July 2018
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Jen H
42 contributions
Neolithic fun!
Aug 2017 • Couples
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.
Written 19 August 2017
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hellindc
St. Louis14 contributions
Maybe celtic, may not, but fascinating
May 2016 • Couples
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.
Written 2 June 2016
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NZHistorianTraveller
Auckland, New Zealand100 contributions
Hillside fort - Castro de Coana
Feb 2016 • Couples
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.
Written 9 February 2016
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dave s
Bude, UK565 contributions
Interesting Celtic village
May 2015 • Couples
Interesting place but, as usual, hard to interpret what you're seeing unless you speak Spanish. Museum is well laid out and helps. We didn't do the guided tour and just wandered around the site ..... with one of the staff always keeping a wary eye on us from a distance to, presumably, ensure we didn't misbehave !!
Written 3 November 2015
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honguito
Linz, Austria2,884 contributions
Great experience
Aug 2013 • Couples
As I am very interested in Celtic culture, it was a must do visit Castro de Coaña when touring Asturias. I was not disappointed. Unfortunately we were late for the guided tour, but still it was interesting the visit the walls of the old Castro. The small museum is also well worth a visit.
Written 20 August 2013
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Knierim
Charlottesville, VA113 contributions
The Celts were a huge presence in Northwest Spain in the 4th century BC
Jun 2013 • Friends
Castro de Coana is the ruins of a Celtic fortified village high in the mountains above the Rio Navia. It was a fascinating place and a gorgeous drive through the mountains to find it!
Written 15 August 2013
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Philippe V
Asse, Belgium72 contributions
Celts... or Celtiberians?
Jul 2013 • Friends
Whatever classifications historians will finally give to the people that lived in Northern Spain at the time the Romans tried to colonize them (it took them about a century to master Asturias...): the castro of Coaña, the most famous (and longest excavated) of the more than 260 castros known (but most of them not excavated) in Asturias could change your ideas of how those people lived, and what degree of civilization they'd actually reached. Being able to walk through the streets, comparing the different building styles, imagining how they lived in actual (fortified) cities we usually associate with Medieval times, is quite a treat for anyone interested in history, and in how people used to live long, long ago. There are only so much visits a day, with a guide, and the earliest is at 11 AM, so be sure to ask around when you want to put this castro in your planning. It's only a few kilometers from Navia (a five-minute drive), so you can combine it with other trips. Or with tasting sidra, if you don't have to drive... Another thing: our guide was fantastic: the kind of guide who tells you in a passionate and riveting way what you should know about the item you're visiting, and who appears to know a lot more when questions are asked. Yet another thing: our visit was in Spanish, so I can't tell what visits in other languages are like, and even if there are any (sorry, I don't look for other languages in Spain... :))
Written 1 August 2013
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