Domus do Mitreo


Just outside the cathedral's west doors you can investigate the subterranean remains of a Roman temple dedicated to the mysterious sun god Mithras, and of a Roman house with parts of mosaics and murals.

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1. Roman Walls

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The path running right round the top of the World Heritage–listed Roman walls is to Lugo what a maritime promenade is to a seaside resort: a place to jog,…

2. Catedral de Santa María

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Lugo's serene cathedral, inspired by Santiago de Compostela's, was begun in 1129, though work continued for centuries, yielding a stylistic melange…

4. Casa dos Mosaicos

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These remains of a Roman mansion sit beneath an old town street, with some wonderfully preserved mosaics and murals.

5. Museo Provincial

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6. Mosteiro de Samos

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