Castro da Lanzada

The excavations carried out from 2010 to 2016 have confirmed that A Lanzada was during the Roman era a large center devoted to trade. Ceramics from various parts of the Mediterranean, and the existence of a salting factory, certifies the importance of this settlement between the first and third centuries BC.

Roman structures Necropolis Pre-roman factory Fortress



Human remains


The Settlement

Try our interactive graphic that invites us to discover the secrets of this settlement.

A trading enclave that breaks with the myths of the Castros Culture

By Victoria García

The castro of A Lanzada is one of the most important archaeological sites of Galicia in spite of being also a great unknown

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“The Lanzada castro is a real history book about Galicia”

By José Luis Estévez

Rafael Rodríguez, archaeologist of the Diputación de Pontevedra, has stressed the importance of the archeological findings

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Legends and Myths in a Magic Place

By Alejandro Bassets

A plethora of myths and legends that surround a place where, beyond one´s beliefs, strange things seem to happen

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“A Lanzada would be considered a scientific milestone in a country like England”

By José Luis Estévez

The physical anthropologist of the USC, Olalla López Costas is enthusiastic about this settlement

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Bones unfold mysteries

By Victoria García

For the very first time in 30 years, human remains have been discovered and their state of preservation is excellent

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Practical tips

The castro of A Lanzada is located next to the beach and of the same name on one side as the shrine of Nuestra Señora de la Lanzada, in the parish of Noalla (Sanxenxo)

Distances in kilometers to the main Galician cities: A Coruña 149 km / Ourense 154 km / Pontevedra / 40 km / Vigo 65 km / Ferrol 177 km

Pontevedra Museum: pieces found, in the excavations at the Castro of A Lanzada, are currently on display here and freely open to the public for visits.

Address: Rúa Pasantería 2-10. Pontevedra
Phone: 986 80 41 00
Website: http://www.museo.depo.es
Opening hours:
Tue-Sat: 10:00-21:00
Sundays and holidays: 11:00-14:00