The archaeological and museum complex of Viladonga occupies the peak of a mountain from the visitor can behold the spectacular view of the Terra Chá (Flat Land) of Lugo and the mountain chains of Monciro, Pradairo and Meira. It is located in Castro de Rei, Lugo province, 23 km northeast of the city of Lugo.
The archaeological importance and the historical interest of the Castro de Viladonga were showcased after excavations initiated in 1971, due to the monumentality and the diversity of structures discovered and to the quantity and quality of the findings. The site is a remarkable example of settlement, especially between the 2nd and 5th centuries AD, very important for the knowledge, study and understanding of the castro world after the Roman conquer. The archaeological works of excavation and cleaning and consolidation are still taking place in the castro.
The Castro de Viladonga Museum was opened in November 1986. The museum main aim pivots around the interpretation and explanation of the site and the host and exhibition of materials from the successive excavations. It is located in between the two last walls of the southeast side of the castro, very close to the peak.
The museum is owned by the State and managed by the Xunta de Galicia.
Address: Road N-640, km 70
27259, Castro de Rei
Tlf. +34 982 870 160
Fax +34 982 870 164
Museum opening hours:
Open every day (except for December 24th, 25th and 31st and January 1st and 6t)
March to October from 10 am to 8 pm.
November to February from 10 am to 7 pm.
Castro opening hours :
Free access every day of the year.