One of the few elements from the first stage of the castle.
The continuous abuse by feudal lords led to alliances between towns and knights.
The destruction caused by Irmandiños and its later systematic plundering almost wiped it from the face of the earth.
Last archbishop of Santiago with military power.
The leader of the revolts against Berenguel de Landoira.
They culminate in 2013 with the archaeological project for the study, recovery and appreciation of Rocha Forte.
Liturgical celebrations at the chapel of Saint Euphemia.
One of the most important archbishops in Galicia and Europe.
The leader of the urban revolt against Rodrigo de Luna.
Trench art: killing time during war.
The first mention of the Castle of Rocha Forte dates back to 1253, but it is quite likely that its construction is earlier.
Supply of victuals in times of war
The castle also went through a deep economic crisis.
Essential weapons in siege wars.
An armourer at the archbishop’s home.
French art and military architecture in the same building.
With the fight for the succession to the throne of Castile, new forces come into play that contribute to instability in Galicia.
Knights: the decisive force of the armies of the time.
Wife of the last castellan of the fortress.
Would one of them be the chapel of Saint Euphemia?
Harvesting and farming in times of war
Assaulted on River Sar, a witness to the Tavera vs. Fonseca lawsuit.
Luxury diets: produce from the Rías Baixas
Count of Trastámara and head of the Irmandade in Santiago.
Count of Lemos and Sarria, military support of Berenguel de Landoira.
If it was a military establishment… whose was this?
Triggered the Great Irmandiño War.
A carter and a servant of the last castellan of Rocha Forte.
Their weight ranges between 5 and 150 kg.
An archbishop murdered at the cathedral gates.
Grey pottery and luxury imports for the lords.
The new archbishop comes to take control of the domain and of the Church of Santiago but he is not welcomed by the bourgeoisie.
The symbol of the military power of the Church.
Remains and no visible structure.
Symbols, daggers and halberds by the road.
Locals, peasants, knights and ecclesiastics gather in Santa Susana, a oakwood at the gates of Santiago, and march against the castle.
Protection against the technologic advances in weaponry
Following the first siege to the castle, the archbishop has the leaders of the revolt executed.
Razed and dismantled stone by stone: the symbol of the castle.
Treasure hunters, scholars and railway engineers: struggling for the potential of Rocha Forte.
A concentric castle on a granitic outcrop.
A document collects the memories of 183 people that saw the castle before its destruction and plundering.
Tools for the construction of a castle on rocks.
Behind the revolts, together with Bernal Yáñez de Moscoso.
The residence of Rocha Forte and the Gothic city.
Castellan of Rocha Forte during the Great Irmandiño War.