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Lugo is a city located in Lugo county, Lugo province, Galicia region of Spain. The beautiful town has an area of 128 square miles and a population of nearly 100,000 residents. It is the capital of the province with the same name and the fourth most populous city in the region. In Lugo you can admire the walls of the city which are still standing perfectly although they were built in the 3rd century. They are intact and their beauty made UNESCO include them on the list of World Heritage Sites. The town of Lugo is located on a hill and surrounded by three rivers named Chanca, Minho and Rato. The economy of the city is based on services. If you want to visit Lugo, you need to stop by the following attractions.
Top Attractions within Lugo
Arde Lucus is a festival celebrated each June in town. It is dedicated to the naming of the city walls a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. Since then, the tradition attracted about 500,000 visitors each year. The event also evokes an ancient one – Lucus Augusti, so people get dressed in Roman attires and celebrate through specific activities.
Roman Walls of Lugo or Muralla Romana de Lugo are the intact walls of the city which stretch for more than a mile around the city center. The walls were built between 263 and 276 AD and their objective was to defend the locality against invaders. As long as you are visiting you should not miss this attraction as it is one of the most important in Lugo.
Catedral de Santa Maria is a church built in the 12th century. It has a Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassic style. In present, the cathedral is only used as an attraction for the tourists visiting the town.