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Roman Walls

Roman Walls

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, take an evening stroll, see and be seen. The walls,...

Cathedral in Lugo

Catedral de Santa María

Lugo's serene cathedral, inspired by Santiago de Compostela's, was begun in 1129, though work continued for centuries, yielding a stylistic melange ranging from Romanesque transepts to the neoclassical west...

Tapas in Lugo

Las Cinco Vigas

Always one of the busiest tapas bars, with a totally mixed crowd enjoying exceptionally good free tapas, including a great terneira al vino tinto (veal in red wine). Items are also available as raciones (full...

Galician in Lugo

Restaurante Paprica

The talented team here creates satisfying original dishes based on locally sourced, organic ingredients of fresh seafood and vegetables, cheeses and quality meat. You can eat light in the bar or sit down to full...

Galician in Lugo

A Nosa Terra

An inviting Rúa Nova classic. Stand in the narrow bar for tapas and drinks, or sit down in the back for pork solomillo (tenderloin) in Arzúa cheese sauce, or cod with prawns and clams.

Galician in Lugo

Restaurante España

Downstairs is a lilac-and-silvery-grey gastrobar with small snacks like mini-burgers, sushi, or stir-fried octopus and prawns; the restaurant upstairs has an open kitchen concocting artistically presented updates...

Spanish in Lugo

Café del Centro

Old-timey Café del Centro, with its marble-top tables and tall mirrors on wood-panelled walls, is a fine spot for breakfast, coffee or filling platos combinados such as the sartén (frying pan) of huevos rotos...

Museum in Lugo

Museo Provincial

Lugo's main museum includes parts of the Gothic Convento de San Francisco and is one of Galicia's best and biggest museums. Well-displayed exhibits include ancient gold jewellery, Roman mosaics, Sargadelos...

Archaeological Site in Lugo

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.

Fiesta in Lugo

Arde Lucus

Around half a million people pack into Lugo over three or four days in June (sometimes running into July), as the city celebrates its Roman roots with chariot races, gladiator fights and much more.

Galician in Lugo

Mesón de Alberto

The classiest place in the tapas zone, Alberto's serves traditionally prepared meat, fish and shellfish with a few inventive touches – meals upstairs, tapas on the ground floor.

Archaeological Site in Lugo

Casa dos Mosaicos

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