A Day In Lugo

A Day In Lugo

Lugo is among the primary cities alongside the Camino Primitivo, the oldest Camino de Santiago route, and a should-see in your visit to Galicia. If you're walking the Camino Frances from Sarria and making your approach by public transport from Santiago de Compostela Lavacolla airport, you might be likely to change bus at Lugo station where you will take the bus to Sarria*. If you are arriving early, we recommend you stop for a couple of hours to check out Lugo’s historic centre earlier than you hop on the bus to Sarria. We really feel it will be a real disgrace to overlook it!

These are our prime suggestions for an important afternoon in Lugo:

If you're arriving around lunch time or you feel peckish, Lugo’s Old Town might be a real treat. If Galicia is well known for its tasty food, Lugo is one of the finest places to dig in. We recommend you wander in regards to the Old Town where providing free pinchos (small little tapas) with each drink is an area tradition. Every glass will come with a complimentary dish that could possibly be anything from freshly made tortilla to the classic Galician empanada (savoury pie), octopus, stews and other house cooked meals.

This is a favorite pastime and tradition for locals, notably at weekends. If you are still hungry after your free pinchos, you may also get unbelievable meals at great prices round this space (and many of the city, really), including daily specials and set menus. Head for the streets in and around Praza do Campo akin to Rua do Miño and Rua Nova to expertise the very best of Lugo’s gastronomy and discover the city one ‘pincho’ at a time.

It is also important to note than in most towns and cities in Spain, shops close at lunch time (roughly from 1.30pm to 4.30 or 5pm, to be then reopened once more until late). This will imply the ‘shopping’ elements of town might be quiet while it will likely be prime time in the streets with bars and restaurants.

Lugo’s most iconic attraction, and rightly so, is its spectacular Roman Wall, a wonderfully preserved construction courting back to the third century and wrapping around the Old Town for over 2kms. Lugo’s impressive UNESCO-listed Roman Wall (Muralla Romana de Lugo) is up to 7 metres wide and has eighty five towers and 10 gates, together with the Porta Miñá (referring to the River Miño), which is the way in which out of the city for pilgrims on the Camino Primitivo (the Authentic Means).

You possibly can truly take the steps up the wall and go for a stroll along the complete loop (one other activity favoured by locals). You’ll get an ideal perspective of town and it will give you a chance to get some training finished to your Camino, as well as burning all these tasty pinchos.

The Most important Sq. (Praza Maior) is a superb place to calm down and watch the world go by for a while, after your walk. There are many cafes where you may get pleasure from some downtime with a cup of coffee before getting ready in your bus to Sarria*. Earlier than you go, nonetheless, you must visit Lugo Cathedral in Praza de Santa Maria, just a few metres away from the Praza Maior. Originally constructed in the twelfth century and therefore a Romanesque building, many other types have been added additional time, therefore its Baroque, Receivedhic and Neoclassic elements.

If in case you have a few hours to spare and you have an interest in history we recommend you visit the native museum (Museo Provincial) the place you can be able to fully recognize town’s rich heritage and history, particularly from the Roman era. Each year, the town celebrates this Roman heritage with a period pageant, Arde Lucus, that transforms Lugo back into its third century metropolis self: federacion lucus augusti Augusti.

For those spending the evening in Lugo, a go to to the Roman Baths is highly recommended. The baths are today part of a hotel-spa complicated Lugo Hotel Balneario, so you'll be able to combine each history and pampering. The baths are also very close to a different one among Lugo’s iconic buildings: its Roman Bridge over the River Miño.