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The Roman Walls of Lugo
Ranked #1 of 44 things to do in Lugo
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Walking along the walls is great. The museum, not so much. Not all accesses are equal so look around.

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Reviewed November 22, 2013

I believe Lugo is unique in Europe for having complete Roman walls all the way round the city. They are 2.117m in length and you can walk all round Lugo on top of the walls. The walkway is about 10 ft wide: there are a number of access points around the city. We spent one night and a morning in Lugo; our hotel was quite near the Cathedral, a convenient access point; and after dinner it seemed a good idea to walk round the walls. It was magical. The walls are unlit at night, except by the lights from buildings inside and outside the walls, but the views were terrific. Our hotel was shocked when we returned and told them we'd just done the walk - they said it was dangerous at night, and we should not recommend it to our friends. It is true that you can't see exactly where you are going, and in places the walkway is quite rough, and people could miss their footing and get a sprained ankle or similar. On the other hand, we are in our 60s and we were fine; we reckon the Lugo city authorities would close the access points at night if they thought the walls weren't safe; and many of the city's younger folk passed us, using the wall circuit as a running track in the cool of the evening. We liked the walls so much we walked round them again the next day: they are great in sunlight too.

1  Thank Caroline T
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Amazing! The original Roman walls completely surround the old town of Lugo. Well preserved they give you the feeling of what it was like 2,000 years ago to be a Centurion on patrol. In parts where there are gaps in the modern city buildings, you can see the stunning Galician mountains.
Then look inwards and enjoy looking down on the beautiful old city with its various building styles, reflecting the incredible history of North West Spain.
Walking on top of the walls It is certainly one of the top five things to do when visiting Galicia and since Lugo sits on the Camino (the pilgrims ancient route to Santiago), the whole experience can be deeply moving and provocative.

1  Thank Mark T
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Excellent city. Fantastic people. Greate and beautifull county (superb beaches) and food!!!!!!

Please stay at Balneario Termas Romanas Lugo (paradise)

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Loved walking the wall at night and enjoying the beautifully lit historic sites of Lugo alongside its more contemporary uses as a running track and dog walking route. Very memorable!

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