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LUGO - Galicia - Spain

Lugo's Roman heritage is present all over the city. The ancient city wall in Lugo is the only complete Roman wall that still is conserved and it is considered a World Heritage by the UNESCO. The roman city wall has marked the architectural and historical development in Lugo and continues to be the very heart and axis of the city and life in Lugo.

The River Miño is associated with the origins of the City of Lugo and it is a fundamental part of the city life, the river bank in Lugo is an important walking and leisure area to residents an visitors. The City of Lugo is two thousand years old. Lugo was founded in the year 14 B.C. as a Roman camp. It is the oldest urban settlement in Galicia, and in roman imperial times was designated as centre of the administrative district in the area, one of the three that made up the province of Gallaecia.

Lugo's old quarter is enclosed within the boundaries of the Roman Walls that in fact are amazing 2,140 meters long. The sights in the monumental area include the Cathedral, the Episcopal Mansion, the Praza do Campo and a number of churches. Highly-recommended visits in Lugo are its Roman baths, the House of Mosaics and its Roman bridge, built in the 1st century B.C.


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