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Castro de Castromaoior

Lugar Castromaior s/n, 27188 Portomarin, Spain
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Absolutely worth the 5 minute Camino detour!

Absolutely worth the detour!! These are beautiful Roman ruins of a town with walls and pathways... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Liane M
,
Sarria, Spain
via mobile
Quick side trip from Camino to fascinating ruins

This complex of ruins is a short walk from the main Camino trail. Signs are posted on the Camino... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Peter W
,
Canberra, Australia
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Lugar Castromaior s/n, 27188 Portomarin, Spain
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely worth the detour!! These are beautiful Roman ruins of a town with walls and pathways. Just off the Camino. Not very well sign posted and I think most people miss it as they have just walked up some big hills and are pretty tired!

1  Thank Liane M
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

This complex of ruins is a short walk from the main Camino trail. Signs are posted on the Camino. It is an easy walk. There is a large collection of building remnants circa 4BC to 1AD. You get a view from the tops of the...More

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Saw the Castromaior sign board in the middle of nowhere, walking the Camino. It was quite foggy and I was warm, damp and tired, so walked on. Noticed mounds to the left of me and figured if I just mustered myself perhaps I could get...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This is just 150 yards off the Camino trail and is a must if you are walking the trail. No restrictions on were you have to walk so you can walk in all the little rooms and be amazed at how old the ruins are....More

1  Thank pburgess2016
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

It is closer than you think! And then there is a path to the main Camino so you don't need to backtrack. I almost missed this as the signage does not give a distance and I could not see the ruins from the Camino. Luckily-I...More

Thank JZ
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Yes, you'll be tired. Yes, you'll want to skip it. But, believe me, this is well worth an extra 500 meters to see. Right off the main Camino, the trail leads up a small hill overlooking the site. Don't worry either. You can connect back...More

1  Thank John P
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Most walkers skipped this site as it is an old Celtic hill fort at the end of a long walk uphill along the Camino, but it was well worth the slight detour. This site is very impressive for being thousands of years old - the...More

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

It was an excellent surprise on our recent hike along the Camino to find this Celtic/Roman fort. We had no idea it was there. We came upon it on a foggy morning and luckily decided to make a quick diversion. There was no tourist development...More

3  Thank Bert272
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Hard to find as signpost is not really visible,you walk off to the left where there is a big information sign,then walk onto the ruins,don't be put off by the distance as you can rejoin the Camino from the ruins

1  Thank KiwiPilgrims
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

To see the ruins of this Celtic Castro in Galicia gave me chills!!! I had heard about them, but never seen one after visiting the area since 1974!!! I am so glad we took the small detour.

2  Thank MariaMedranda
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