A Day In Lugo

A Day In Lugo

Lugo is among the fundamental cities along the Camino Primitivo, the oldest Camino de Santiago route, and a must-see on your visit to Galicia. If you are strolling the Camino Frances from Sarria and making your manner by public transport from Santiago de Compostela Lavacolla airport, you're likely to change bus at Lugo station the place you will take the bus to Sarria*. In case you are arriving early, we recommend you stop for just a few hours to check out Lugo’s historic centre earlier than you hop on the bus to Sarria. We really feel it would be a real disgrace to overlook it!

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

FREE FOOD?
If you're arriving around lunch time or you're feeling peckish, Lugo’s Old Town can be a real treat. If Galicia is well known for its tasty meals, Lugo is among the finest places to dig in. We advocate you wander about the Old Town the place providing free pinchos (small little tapas) with each drink is a neighborhood tradition. Every glass will include a complimentary dish that could possibly be anything from freshly made tortilla to the traditional Galician empanada (savoury pie), octopus, stews and different house cooked meals.

This is a favourite pastime and tradition for locals, particularly at weekends. If you are still hungry after your free pinchos, you may as well get implausible food at nice costs around this area (and mondoñedo españa most of the metropolis, really), together with daily specials and set menus. Head for the streets in and round Praza do Campo akin to Rua do Miño and Rua Nova to experience one of the best of Lugo’s gastronomy and discover the city one ‘pincho’ at a time.

Additionally it is important to note than in most towns and cities in Spain, shops shut at lunch time (roughly from 1.30pm to 4.30 or 5pm, to be then reopened once more till late). This will mean the ‘shopping’ parts of town shall be quiet while it will likely be prime time within the streets with bars and restaurants.

WALK LIKE A ROMAN
Lugo’s most iconic attraction, and rightly so, is its spectacular Roman Wall, a superbly preserved construction relationship back to the 3rd century and wrapping across 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, including the Porta Miñá (referring to the River Miño), which is the way out of the town for pilgrims on the Camino Primitivo (the Unique Means).

You'll be able to actually take the steps up the wall and go for a walk alongside the complete loop (one other exercise favoured by locals). You’ll get an excellent perspective of town and it gives you an opportunity to get some training completed for your Camino, as well as burning all these tasty pinchos.

RELAX
The Major Sq. (Praza Maior) is a good place to relax and watch the world go by for a while, after your walk. There are a lot of cafes where you can get pleasure from some downtime with a cup of coffee before getting ready in your bus to Sarria*. Before you go, however, it is best to visit Lugo Cathedral in Praza de Santa Maria, just a couple of metres away from the Praza Maior. Originally constructed in the twelfth century and therefore a Romanesque building, many other types have been added time beyond regulation, therefore its Baroque, Obtainedhic and Neoclassic elements.

In case you have a couple of hours to spare and you have an interest in history we recommend you go to the local museum (Museo Provincial) where you will be able to completely admire the town’s rich heritage and history, significantly from the Roman era. Every year, the city celebrates this Roman heritage with a period pageant, Arde Lucus, that transforms Lugo back into its third century metropolis self: Lucus Augusti.

For those spending the night time in Lugo, a go to to the Roman Baths is highly recommended. The baths are at this time a part of a hotel-spa complicated Lugo Hotel Balneario, so you can combine both history and pampering. The baths are additionally very close to another certainly one of Lugo’s iconic buildings: its Roman Bridge over the River Miño.