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“History in the City” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Spanish Arch

The Spanish Arch
Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
353-91-563081
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Ranked #26 of 71 attractions in Galway
Type: Bridges, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Cherokee, Iowa
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“History in the City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We slipped (literally) in to the harbor, and sheltered under the bridge in a deluge. Nothing more than a quick spot to take in if you're near the area, but not worth going out of your way. The pubs and cafes were warm and friendly.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Florida
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“It's an Arch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I hesitate to call this an 'attraction'. It's a piece of architecture that you look at for a few moments. You can't really do anything with it, other than walk under it and imagine the history it has seen. If you are a history buff that's kind of cool. If you're not, so what. It's just part of the scenery in Galway and enjoy it for what it is on a walk through the old town. We had a lovely morning starting at Eyre Square, through the artsy area to Claddagh Park/Salthill and around to the Cathedral and University areas. Take it all in as a whole and don't think of the Arch as a destination in and of itself.

Visited May 2013
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Boyle, Roscommon, Ireland
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“magical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

there was a tea shop right next to it for a break and it was a lovely place def worth a look next to the harbor as well so you could look to the sea

Visited June 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Awesome Arch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Ok, so it is not big and you cannot climb it! Get over it! It is a pice of history that is found here from a century ago. Think of this: Who walked under this arch back through the years? Columbus? Think of how is was partially destroyed in 1755 by a tsumnami off the coast of Lisbon! Amazing history up close and standing before us...brilliant!

Visited June 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“Seriously?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

A very old stone arch, sorely neglected, barely distinguishable. Easily forgotten. Not even photo worthy. A neighboring arch had junk discarded in it. If Galway doesn't care, should you or I? Pathetic.

Visited May 2013
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