Lugo's patron saint festivities, the Fiestas de San Froilán, are Galicia's most visited… and they last almost the whole first fortnigth of October. During those days Lugo's inhabitants convert to one religion: that of theatre, music, open-air dancing, street bands… and tapas! For many, the best in Galicia, especially the tasty gastronomic specialities: octopus “á feira”, “carne ao caldeiro” (spicy boiled meat) and the delicious traditional desserts of Lugo.
Lugo is also and, above all, a city with a splendorous Roman past, which is evidenced by its Wall which is a World Heritage Site, its Roman Baths or its Roman Bridge.And do not forget to visit its Cathedral and its Virgen de los Ojos Grandes (Our Lady of the Large Eyes), a beautiful medieval polychrome stone sculpture. And to get your strength back, a tapa and a glass of Mencía wine at one of the busy taverns in the historic quarter.
Built between 260 and 310 AD. They have a perimeter of 2140 metres and 71 round turrets, including the turret known as A Mosqueira, which still preserves it original openings. The wall has ten gateways and six inner staircases leading up to its top. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000..
Built in the first century AD, rebuilt in the twelfth century and reconstructed in the fourteenth century with pointed Gothic arches. It then underwent a series of major reforms in the eighteenth century, giving it its present appearance.
Built over the foundations of two previously existing basilicas. Work began on it in the twelfth century, in Romanesque style (the central nave, part of the lateral naves, the side sections and triforium), although later additions were made in Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassic style. Its layout is in the shape of a Latin cross.
The church is built in Gothic style, and is currently under the advocation of St. Peter. The convent contains the provincial museum. It was first built in the thirteenth century. It contains an exceptional cloister from the transition between the Romanesque and Gothic styles, as well as the kitchen and refectory of the convent.
Formerly the church of the convent of Santiago, founded in the thirteenth century. It was rebuilt in the eighteenth century, and was ransacked during the invasion of Napoleon’s troops.
Built in the thirteenth century, in Ogival Gothic style with Romanesque origins. From the original Gothic construction, only the three polygonal apses are visible on the exterior. The interior includes a number of tombs of the mediaeval nobility.
20-22 Doctor Castro Street, built over the remains of a Roman villa. Contains an archaeological room with an exhibition of what the villa looked like when it was built, using video projections.
Probably the former site of the Roman forum. Today it is the centre of old Lugo, a typical and pleasant place for a stroll, with the Baroque fountain of San Vicente in the middle. Offers a harmonious combination of mansion houses with arched walkways and more modern constructions.
Here it is possible to admire the beauty of the river bank and the natural exuberance of the most important river in Galicia, and the different tributaries that branch off from it. In Lugo itself, forming a part of this route, is the Miño Park, a charming riverside walk covering the section between the road to Madrid (N-VI) and the left bank of the river, from the A Ponte district as far as A Tolda where it meets the river Fervedoira, with the peri-urban park of O Rato continuing along its banks.
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