The Medieval City Walls

The Medieval City Walls, Galway: Address, Phone Number, The Medieval City Walls Reviews: 4/5

The Medieval City Walls
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Carla N
Bemidji, MN24 contributions
Ideation at its best!
Jun 2019
This mall is the creation of an efficient idea and enormous imagination! Juxtapositioning ancient with modern architecture, the old wall weaves through the new modern subterranean passages with dazzling shops and relaxation areas. What a delight! The entrance we used was devoid of grandeur -- a nice easily negotiated escalator ride down to the shops level. But so much sprawling activity under the ancient cobblestones above!! Construction was still going on as they excavate more of the original wall and towers -- I can't wait to go back and see what comes next. This is truly the brain child of someone or persons of extraordinary vision. It is a must see in Galway.
Written January 6, 2020
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thebiggerdog
London, UK141 contributions
Odd place to find this bit of History
Sep 2019 • Solo
I'm of two minds of this attraction. First, it is an amazing piece of history deserving of a better presentation. The info posters give the entire story, though I would have preferred a guide of pamphlet to use as I walked around it. The tower was fascinating, but I really needed to stay focused on what I was seeing was real history and not some fake replica to dress up a mall. This where my second mind was, building a tacky mall around such a great example of the wall seemed weird. As you avoid people eating their fast food in the 'food court' that is literally in front of the wall you can't escape the feeling you are in some Las Vegas fake castle. The mall 'noise' and echoes, the stale food smell and usual mall-goers make this an unpleasant experience. The tower is a shop and the entire juxtaposition seems wrong. Hopefully the mall will fail and smarter heads will prevail and repurpose the building into something more appropriate.
Written January 1, 2020
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Ginny L
Switzerland35 contributions
Hidden History
Nov 2019 • Friends
The medieval city walls are hidden within the shopping centre ad unfortunately there are no signs to find it. A shopping centre is a strange place to find these walls but also fascinating. The tower was unfortunately closed because of Santa's Hut in front of it. Plaques give information on the city walls.
Written November 23, 2019
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Michael L
1 contribution
It's a 30 Meter wall in a mall....
Oct 2019 • Friends
I'm always a fan of history, and there are some cool facts about this wall. But the fact that it is the wall of the food court of a mall is insanely disappointing. This is an attraction you walk by, not stay to enjoy.
Written October 18, 2019
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John L
Bethesda, MD19 contributions
Hidden in Mall
Sep 2019
We bumped into this part of the old city wall when doing a little shopping at the Eyre Square Centre. We were pleasantly surprised to find that part of the old wall had been incorporated into the new mall. It would have been easy for the developers to exclude it. It only takes a few minutes, but is worth it if you're in the area.
Written October 17, 2019
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Bettina C
12 contributions
Walls...in a shopping centre
Mar 2019
as someone that grew up surrounded by castles and walls i can truely not see the fascination. I applaud the city for perserving the walls but it hard to appreaciate the history while standing at a food court
Written October 17, 2019
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,734 contributions
Mediaeval town walls now inside the Eyre Shopping Centre
Aug 2019
Neat idea to preserve the old walls and present them to tourists. Not the same as coming on the ruins in the open but as a one off - interesting, I think.
Written October 16, 2019
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Bernie G
Borris, Ireland20 contributions
Ferry to the cliffs of Moher
Sep 2019 • Couples
We were staying in Galway and did a trip from Doolin over to the cliffs of Moher. The weather was beautiful and the sailing was fairly rough. The trip was an hour long and the crew were fantastic and friendly. The view of the cliffs from the Ferry was amazing. Would love to do it again, when the sea was not as rough
Written September 18, 2019
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Gl0balCitizen2013
United Kingdom2,837 contributions
A shopping centre with a bit of history!
Sep 2018
Funnily enough, the medieval city walls of Galway are in the middle of a shopping centre! We went to the shopping centre to grab a bite and buy some souvenirs and had no idea that we would be greeted by a section of a medieval city wall! What a happy coincidence and another tick off that ever- growing bucket list!!
Written August 17, 2019
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Matt S
Brighton, MI1,951 contributions
Beautiful wall - but a travesty!!
Jun 2019
I really wasn't sure how to rate this.....

The wall itself is a beautiful piece of history, and is well worth getting up close to and reading about.

But, it's in a mall! On the plus side, it looks like this is protecting the wall from the elements, but....it's in a mall! The majesty of the wall is offset by the tackiness of sale items and signs hanging from it, and being in the overall middle of a mall! What should be a beautiful, not-to-miss structure seems to be incorporated into a tacky mall setting...and that's a travesty.
Written August 8, 2019
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