A unique and exceptional example of Roman military fortifications. This is the main reason that pushed UNESCO to declare them Roman Walls Lugo, world Heritage.
Dating back to the 3rd century, they were built to defend the heart of ancient Lucus August, from the attacks of the barbarians. The uniqueness and uniqueness of this site must be traced, above all, to the perfect state of conservation. No city, in all of Europe, can boast such an architectural construction. The Roman Walls Lugo, surround the historical center for over 2 kilometers; they have a thickness of over 4 meters and a height that stands between 8 and 12 meters.
Along the perimeter, there are 10 doors. Half of them date back to Roman times, while the remaining 5s were added by 1853. Porta Falesa and Porta Miña are the best preserved. Of the over 70 towers along the way, 49 are still intact. You can climb along the walls, for a fantastic and evocative walk, thanks to the presence of five stairs and a ramp.
From the 1921 the Roman Walls Lugo have been declared Cultural Assets of Interest of Spain.
Lugo, is a beautiful city of Galicia, a must for all the faithful and tourists traveling along the beautiful and picturesque Santiago's walk.
The city is located just under 100 kilometers east of Santiago de Compostela. From the latter, it is possible to reach Lugo by train, making a stopover at Ourense-Empalme. The average travel time is about 3 hours and a half, but there are faster solutions that lead to destination in about 150 '. The ticket starts from 17,38 € depending on availability. More info through this link.