Roman Walls

The Roman Paulus Fabius Maximus conquered Lugo in 13 BC. The Romans built walls along a length of 2117 meters and now Lugo is the only city in Europe to be surrounded by completely intact Roman walls. The walls have a height of between 10 to 15 meters and there are 71 towers. The walls date from the third century and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The modern constructions adjacent to the walls have all been removed so that the walls can command splendid views of the city and the countryside. There are ten city gates in the walls.