Our never-to-be-equalled journey now takes us to the city of Lugo, where the walls are the best preserved example of Roman military fortifications anywhere in the world. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the walls are an outstanding example of a way of building that exemplifies a variety of significant periods in the history of mankind.
From their Roman origins, through the tumultuous period of the Middle Ages and down to the ground-breaking and revolutionary 19th century, they constitute a unique monument that displays the different facets of the way in which the city of Lugo, in itself a conservation area of major importance, has evolved from the original Roman settlement of Lucus Augusti.
Everything in Lugo revolves around its walls, which are the true heart of the city. To climb up to the parapets and walk along the almost 2.3 kilometres of its broad two-thousand-year-old path is to be transported back in time, but to see people strolling, chatting or taking exercise will soon make you realise that the walls are more alive than ever, because in this sense they are just like any other of the streets of this enchanting city. Inside the walls, Lugo also boasts an impressive heritage that you should visit once you’re there, such as the Old Townor the Cathedral.