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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Little signage about the arch - but it’s in a nice setting and can initiate lovely walks. Just at the end of quay street.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 454christinac
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a country filled with ruins of Abbeys, Tower homes, Great estates, and neolithic remnants, an arched entry that used to be the gate that the Spaniards traded through is not terribly impressive. But it's right there, across the waterfront park, so why not say...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seriously Galway Council? The area is shabby, the arch graffiti'd, drunks stumble about with beer bottles in their hands. And it wasn't even St Patrick's day.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank IanRR255060
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Spanish arch is an old gateway into the fortified part of tow,. The gate remains along with a short stretch of wall. Down by the river a nice riverside setting. Worth 5 minutes of your time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane C
Reviewed March 12, 2019

So what can you really say about an arch. It’s there and has bits of the ancient wall attached to it. Somehow I had expected a little more... oh well...

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank C9847MXpeterw
Reviewed January 24, 2019

The Spanish Arches were a part of the old city walls and a plaque on the Arches reflects the date. This section is not very extensive (take a look at the photos) so a quick trip is all that is needed to capture a few...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GunnerDaly
Reviewed December 27, 2018

Afterall this is an archway (maybe a few) which were built in the 15th century, but the name suggests that there must have been a fair amount of contact with sailors and traders from Spain. The brickwork construction is the interesting part

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank raymondpearce83
Reviewed November 28, 2018

The Spanish Arch was touted as THE Architectural wonder to see in Galway, We were quite surprised to find it is really just a short tunnel on an overpass. Well we checked this off the list!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LollysLook
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

The Spanish arch is not to be missed and borders on Galway Bay and the River Corib and has parts of the old town walls and is close to the monument to Christopher Columbus donated to the City of Galway by the City of Genoa...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sexybaby7399
Reviewed October 26, 2018

The Spanish Arch is a busy centre of activities where students meet tourists. Great look on the Corrib and the Galway Bay. Close to Spanish Arch you will find numerous of Galway's finest restaurants and shops.

Date of experience: September 2018
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