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Castro Fortress is a fort on a hill overlooking the city and port of Vigo, Spain. You get some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matteo A
Rochester, New York
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Great views from here

Don’t have too high expectations and you will not be disappointed. It is worth the climb up. We are... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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In 1665, the Castro Fortress was constructed to protect the city from continuous attacks by the British Navy. During that time, the Castro, the San Sebastian Fortress and the city wall were a strong defensive system of the city. This defensive...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Castro Fortress is a fort on a hill overlooking the city and port of Vigo, Spain. You get some really nice views, as this is the highest point in the city. The top part of the fortress is an old Roman outpost and fun to...More

Thank Matteo A
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Don’t have too high expectations and you will not be disappointed. It is worth the climb up. We are both over 65 and managed ok but it is exhausting. The top is quite large and pretty flat with many paths in different directions. There are...More

Thank Johns1951
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Despite the fact that there are undoubtedly fabulous views out over the water from the highest and other vantage points en route the castle itself is a little tired and disappointing. The climb to the top is not for the faint hearted but the edifice...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We took this as part of a cruise ship excursion so we were dropped off near the top. There is still some walking with a bit of an incline but it is manageable. The view from the top is great. The fortress is very well...More

Thank vsattui123
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Took taxi up. Inside the fort there's lots of walking and steps but great views and interesting gardens. No signage we saw so you're pretty much on your own. Long walk down from the castle.

Thank bobe2
Reviewed 18 April 2018

If you want to get an idea of the vastness of the third largest port in the world, come to the castle and walk the walls. The interior is beautiful as well.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The Castro fortress is small yet charming and will allow you to get some great photos from above of the Ria. If you have time it is worth the climb. You have 5+ options: In a nutshell. ALL trails lead to the castle. Just follow...More

4  Thank Seramusafirah
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The Castelo do Castro is a fortress located on a hill above the port, that was the origin of the city of Vigo. Whilst learning something about the history of the city we also got to enjoy scenic views. The hill was initially occupied and...More

3  Thank Craig M
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Visited here on a day trip. Was quite a trek from the car park. The fountains were lovely and the views were spectacular. Lots of hidden monuments within the grounds. Really tranquil place despite all the tourists!!

Thank harveyswalsall_UK
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This old fort sits high above the city giving you great views of Vigo bay and the port. It is fun to wander explore and the gardens are well maintained.

Thank hokona
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