A Day In Lugo

A Day In Lugo
Lugo is likely one of the fundamental cities along the Camino Primitivo, the oldest Camino de Santiago route, and a must-see on your go to to Galicia. If you are strolling the Camino Frances from Sarria and making your method by public transport from Santiago de Compostela Lavacolla airport, you are likely to change bus at Lugo station the place you will take the bus to Sarria*. In case you are arriving early, we suggest you stop for just a few hours to check out sober lugo’s historic centre earlier than you hop on the bus to Sarria. We feel it will be a real shame to overlook it!

These are our top ideas for a terrific afternoon in Lugo:

If you're arriving round lunch time or you feel peckish, Lugo’s Old Town shall be a real treat. If Galicia is well known for its tasty food, Lugo is likely one of the finest places to dig in. We advocate you wander concerning the Old Town where offering free pinchos (small little tapas) with every drink is a neighborhood tradition. Each glass will come with a complimentary dish that might be anything from freshly made tortilla to the classic Galician empanada (savoury pie), octopus, stews and different house cooked meals.

This is a favourite pastime and tradition for locals, significantly at weekends. In case you are nonetheless hungry after your free pinchos, you may as well get fantastic food at nice prices around this space (and many of the metropolis, really), together with daily specials and set menus. Head for the streets in and round Praza do Campo comparable to Rua do Miño and Rua Nova to experience the most effective of Lugo’s gastronomy and discover the town one ‘pincho’ at a time.

It's also vital to note than in most towns and cities in Spain, shops close at lunch time (approximately from 1.30pm to 4.30 or 5pm, to be then reopened once more till late). This will mean the ‘shopping’ elements of town can be quiet while will probably be prime time in the streets with bars and restaurants.

Lugo’s most iconic attraction, and rightly so, is its spectacular Roman Wall, a perfectly preserved construction courting back to the 3rd century and wrapping around the Old Town for over 2kms. Lugo’s spectacular UNESCO-listed Roman Wall (Muralla Romana de Lugo) is up to 7 metres wide and has 85 towers and 10 gates, including the Porta Miñá (referring to the River Miño), which is the way out of town for pilgrims on the Camino Primitivo (the Authentic Way).

You may actually take the steps up the wall and go for a stroll alongside the full loop (one other exercise favoured by locals). You’ll get an excellent perspective of town and it provides you with an opportunity to get some training achieved for your Camino, as well as burning all those tasty pinchos.

The Primary Sq. (Praza Maior) is a good place to chill out and watch the world go by for a while, after your walk. There are various cafes where you may enjoy some downtime with a cup of coffee before getting ready on your bus to Sarria*. Before you go, nevertheless, you must go to Lugo Cathedral in Praza de Santa Maria, just just a few metres away from the Praza Maior. Originally constructed in the 12th century and therefore a Romanesque building, many different kinds have been added extra time, therefore its Baroque, Receivedhic and Neoclassic elements.

You probably have a couple of hours to spare and you have an interest in history we recommend you go to the local museum (Museo Provincial) the place you may be able to fully respect the town’s rich heritage and history, notably from the Roman era. Annually, town celebrates this Roman heritage with a period competition, Arde Lucus, that transforms Lugo back into its 3rd century city self: Lucus Augusti.

For those spending the evening in Lugo, a visit to the Roman Baths is highly recommended. The baths are right this moment part of a hotel-spa complex Lugo Hotel Balneario, so you possibly can mix each history and pampering. The baths are also very close to another one of Lugo’s iconic constructions: its Roman Bridge over the River Miño.


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