Castro de Coaña


One of Spain’s best-preserved castros (pre-Roman fortified villages, often considered to be Celtic), dating back to the 4th century BCE, lies 2km south of the small town of Coaña, 23km west of Luarca. From the visitors centre a footpath leads to a well-preserved collection of stone foundations, evocatively perched on a green hillside with sweeping views.

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