Camino Francés - Castromaior

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Castromaior, whose official name is Santa María de Castromaior, is a small parish in the municipality of Portomarín de Lugo, and is located in the last stretch of the French Way. Named after its church, this parish stands out for its ancient castro, one of the most important in the Iberian Peninsula.

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Church of Santa María de Castromaior

This modest Romanesque church is undoubtedly the second main architectural landmark of the small town. Of simple style and very well preserved, this church keeps a Romanesque carving inside with the image of the Virgin, accompanied by a Renaissance altarpiece dating from the sixteenth century.

The Castro of Castromaior

One of the most famous spots in this area is this castro, one of the most interesting archaeological sites of the Iron Age. In fact, it is one of the few that are preserved in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. It was declared of Cultural Interest in 2010 and is a typical example of a Celtic castro of the time. It is determined that the time in which it was inhabited took place from the fourth century BC.

Castro - Castromaior

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