Castro of San Cibrao de Las

San Cibrao de Las hill fort (Castro de San Cibrao de Las) is an archeological place in Galicia, Spain. It is a hill fort of the so-called castro culture. Rather than a single castle, it encompasses an entire fortified town or village. The place was inhabited from the second century BC to the second century AD. It flourished during the first century, at the beginning of Roman rule in Galicia.[1]

The ruins are located on a 473-metre-high hill, covering an area 384 m long and 314 m wide. Unlike the other hill forts of the area, there are many straight walls and fewer curving structures.[2]

Castro de San Cibrao de Las, 2014. PNOA cedido por © Instituto Geográfico Nacional
Muros de San Cibrao de Las
Monumental gate of the oppidum of San Cibrao de Lás

References

  1. ^ "Castro de San Cibrán de Lás (Lansbricae) - Parque Arqueolóxico da Cultura Castrexa". Galicia Maxica. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Castro de San Cibrao de Las – Punxín". Galicia Enteira. Retrieved 8 July 2015.

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Coordinates: 42°21′36″N 8°01′55″W / 42.3600°N 8.0319°W

List of Celtic place names in Galicia

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List of castros in Galicia

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