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Coaña Hill Fort
Coaña (Western Asturias)
Contact Address
Pueblo de Villacondide, Coaña
985 978 401

Coming from Navia, on the left bank of the Navia Estuary, you reach the village of Espín, where you take the AS-12 towards Grandas de Salime. After passing the village of Coaña, you access the hill fort and the educational exhibition via a turning on the right side of the road.

  • Winter opening times: (1st October to 22nd March)
    Wednesday to Sunday: 10:30am-3:30pm
    Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
    Guided tours by prior arrangement.

    Summer opening times: (23rd March to 20th September)
    Wednesday to Sunday: 10:30am-5:30pm (last admission to the site half an hour before closing)
    Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

    Guided tours:
    Wednesday to Sunday: 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm
    *Free, included in the admission to the hill fort.

    General: €3.10
    Reduced: €1.60 (children from 7-12, over-65s and members of large families).

    Children under 7, free.
    Groups: Enquire as to the conditions of the visit.
    Free on Wednesday

The first documented archaeological excavations at Coaña Hill Fort date from 1877.

Situated on the left bank of the Navia Estuary, Coaña is a hilltop settlement (4th Century BC) surrounded by walls and accessed from the south. The main defensive structure is located precisely in the south and consists of a wide ditch dug into the slaty subsoil finished off by a wall. Inside, the settlement is divided into several sectors.

It has a diamond shape in which the following areas can be clearly distinguished:

  • The acropolis. A triangular enclosure surrounded by a wall. It was not used for housing. Access to this area was protected by a square tower.
  • The northern sector.The residential sector spreads out beneath the north wall of the acropolis, mostly consisting of circular huts. Some of them are accessed via a hall or corridor. The walls are made of slate with rounded corners.
  • The holy precinct.Inside the residential sector near the gate to the acropolis, there are two groups of buildings associated with channelling water and a pool, a granite vessel called a "bath", which suggests that it was used for bathing or rustic saunas.
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Coaña Hill Fort