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Towers of Altamira

The most representative monument of Brion’s historic past is found in the towers of Altamira, a witness of numerous disputes between the nobles and the church.

The fort of Altamira occupies the strategic site of a “castro” (Celtic settlement) acropolis. According to historians, its construction dates from the 9th century. It was destroyed by the “irmandiños” and later sieged in the year 1471 by the archbishop of Santiago’s troops, under the command of Luis de Acevedo, without much luck.

The fort had six towers, as well as a comfortable palace and a chapel dedicated to the Wise Men. It gradually lost importance for the count and countess and changed hands time and again; its stones were reused for other constructions and today there are only a few remains of what used to be one of the most valiant forts of its time.

Declared a Property of Cultural Interest.


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Towers of Altamira

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Location
Lugar de A Torre, Brión, 15865
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