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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.

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  • Roman Baths

    Roman Baths

    Built between the first and second centuries AD. Different sections remain, such as the Apoditerium and Caldarium, inside the baths.

  • Roman walls

    Roman walls

    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..

  • Roman bridge

    Roman bridge

    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.

  • Cathedral

    Cathedral

    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.

  • Episcopal Palace

    Episcopal Palace

    Built by Gil Taboada in 1738. It has a sombre appearance, with a classic Baroque portal.

  • Church and Convent of the Franciscan Friars

    Church and Convent of the Franciscan Friars

    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.

  • Town Hall

    Town Hall

    One of the most representative works of the Galician civil Baroque style, built in the first half of the eighteenth century by Lucas Ferro Caaveiro, although the clock tower was a later addition, in the nineteenth century.

  • Church of Santa María A Nova

    Church of Santa María A Nova

    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.

  • Mansion of San Marcos

    Mansion of San Marcos

    Built at the end of the nineteenth century, initially as a hospital and now as the offices of the Provincial Administration.

  • Church of San Froilán

    Church of San Froilán

    Once belonged to the old hospital of San Xoán de Deus.

  • Convent Church of San Domingos

    Convent Church of San Domingos

    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.

  • Chapel of A Soedade

    Chapel of A Soedade

    Built along the southern side of the Church of San Pedro (the former convent church of San Francisco).

  • Chapel of San Roque

    Chapel of San Roque

    In Compostelan Baroque style, with a centred layout, by Lucas Ferro Caaveiro.

  • Chapel of O Carme

    Chapel of O Carme

    In Compostelan Baroque style, dating from the eighteenth century.

  • House of Mosaics

    House of Mosaics

    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.

  • Campo Square

    Campo Square

    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.
     

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  • Miño Park

Visitors to Lugo should not leave without having walked part of the route that starts at the Visitors' centre of the "Terras do Miño" Biosphere, along the banks of the Fervedoira river, running along some 18 kilometres of the left hand shore of the Miño until reaching the mouth of the river Neira.

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.

The whole circuit is laid out beneath the shadow of local tree species. The most accessible area starts from the Spa, where we may also visit the Roman baths. The gentle flow of the Miño accompanies us along this section of the park, which is designed in three areas: one for pedestrians, following the line of trees and typical riverside plants; another comfortable bicycle track, and a third for cars, which connects with the parking areas. It also has benches and a play area for the youngest members of the family.

 

 

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