Triacastela

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Triacastela
municipality
Triacastela. Galicia (Spain).jpg
Official seal of Triacastela
Seal
Triacastela is located in Spain
Triacastela
Triacastela
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°45′N 7°13′W / 42.750°N 7.217°W / 42.750; -7.217
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
Province Lugo
Comarca Sarria
Government
 • Mayor Miguel Ángel Fernández López
Area
 • Total 51.18 km2 (19.76 sq mi)
Elevation 665 m (2,182 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 781
 • Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Triacastela is a municipality in the province of Lugo, Galicia, Spain. It gets its name from the three castles that once stood here, none of which exist today. Norman (Viking) invaders in 968 A.D. pillaged here, eventually to be defeated at Cebreiro pass and driven off. They probably destroyed all three castles at that time.[1]

It is along the French Way route of the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James), and many of the pilgrims stop in the town's albergues and restaurants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gitlitz & Davidson, The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook, 2000, St Martin's Press, ISBN 0-312-25416-4