A Day In Lugo

A Day In Lugo

Lugo is among the foremost cities along the Camino Primitivo, the oldest Camino de Santiago route, and a should-see on your go to to Galicia. In case you are walking the Camino Frances from Sarria and making your manner by public transport from Santiago de Compostela Lavacolla airport, you are prone to change bus at Lugo station where you'll take the bus to Sarria*. If you are arriving early, we recommend you cease for a number of hours to check out Lugo’s historic centre before you hop on the bus to Sarria. We feel it might be a real shame to overlook it!

These are our high tips for a great afternoon in Lugo:

If you are arriving around lunch time or you are feeling peckish, Lugo’s Old Town will likely be a real treat. If Galicia is well known for its tasty food, Lugo is one of the best places to dig in. We suggest you wander about the Old Town the place providing free pinchos (small little tapas) with every drink is a neighborhood tradition. Every glass will include a complimentary dish that may very well be anything from freshly made tortilla to the basic Galician empanada (savoury pie), octopus, stews and different residence cooked meals.

This is a favorite pastime and tradition for locals, particularly at weekends. In case you are still hungry after your free pinchos, you too can get fantastic meals at nice prices around this space (and many of the city, really), together with each day specials and set menus. Head for the streets in and around Praza do Campo reminiscent of Rua do Miño and Rua Nova to expertise the perfect of Lugo’s gastronomy and discover the town one ‘pincho’ at a time.

It is 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 until late). This will mean 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 relationship back to the 3rd 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 85 towers and 10 gates, together with the Porta Miñá (referring to the River Miño), which is the way in which out of town for pilgrims on the Camino Primitivo (the Original Approach).

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

The Essential Square (Praza Maior) is a good place to relax and watch the world go by for a while, after your walk. There are lots of cafes where you'll be able to take pleasure in some downtime with a cup of coffee before getting ready for your bus to Sarria*. Before you go, nevertheless, it is best to visit Lugo Cathedral in Praza de Santa Maria, just just a few metres away from the Praza Maior. Initially built in the twelfth century and due to this fact a Romanesque building, many different styles have been added extra time, therefore its Baroque, Receivedhic and Neoclassic elements.

If you have a few hours to spare and you have an interest in history we recommend you visit the native museum (Museo federacion provincial de asociaciones de vecinos de lugo) where you may be able to completely admire the city’s rich heritage and history, significantly from the Roman era. Annually, the city celebrates this Roman heritage with a period competition, Arde Lucus, that transforms Lugo back into its third century city self: Lucus Augusti.

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