Monte do Facho

From hillfort to temple

A Gallaecian god

The interventions carried out on this site provided interesting information on the world of beliefs towards the end of the Gallaecian culture. In this temple from the pre-Roman era, worship was perpetuated at least until the 4th century, according to the dating of the large number of altar stones recovered. These altar stones were dedicated to the Deus Lar Berobreus, an indigenous god, but on a Roman base with Latin inscriptions. This god may have evolved over time and with the new beliefs in St. Andrew, also associated with health, like the one on O Facho mount, and to whom the church near the site is dedicated.