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“City Walls not tumbling down” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Medieval City Walls

The Medieval City Walls
Orlando, Florida
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“City Walls not tumbling down”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Medieval Period or Middle Ages lasted for a millennium, from the 5th to the 15th centuries. Reminiscent of the approximate 2,000 Irish castles, Galway’s Medieval City Walls are part of what was the city’s defenses against seagoing marauders during those ten centuries. Spaniards in the 1500s added four Spanish Arches to those walls. Galway’s civic pride in these historic walls is displayed throughout the city, but I found most interesting the restored walls and garrisons inside the huge Eyre Square Shopping Centre where most of the accompanying photos were taken. There is no cost to view something akin to China’s Great Wall, and much of the history can be absorbed regardless of weather. This is a phenomenal attraction, especially for those with children.

Visited July 2014
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“Walking tour around Galway City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were in a small group with a local guide.
The guide had a huge depth of knowledge, and the tour was a very pleasant experience.

Visited June 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Hard to find”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

Parts of old city wall can be seen throughout in eyre square shopping centre, tax office and kirwans lane. Nice to see a little bit of the history and have sense of the city as it once was....

Visited May 2014
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Berkshire UK
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“Great City to walk around in.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

You can see what is left of these walls near the Spanish arch and near the Eyre Square Shopping centre, the walls have not all survived, but interesting to see what is left of the walls. But Galway is such a pretty city to wander about in, that it was always a must on my list, and now I have done this. Walk,run or stroll through Galway, its unique! Great to see the remaining walls though! A little bit of the history in the present day is always good.

Visited September 2013
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Dublin
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“What city walls?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

City walls imply something surrounding the city. Small broken bits of wall do not a walled city make!

Visited March 2013
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