This was one of the most important medieval fortresses in Galicia. Construction began in the 9th century but it wasn't completed until the second half of the 15th. Although only ruins remain now, the different levels of construction and the remains of the bodega, water tank, orchard and garden are clearly visible along with carved stonework and 9th century tombs carved out of the rock face. An atmospheric space, it also has great views over the rest of the town and river. In the summer it provides a wonderful seated auditorium for open air performances of plays and concerts. Entry to the castle costs only a couple of Euros.
Plaza de Mayor, 32400 Ribadavia, Ourense, Spain
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