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Top Choice Walls in Lugo

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, erected …
Cathedral in Lugo

Catedral de Santa María

The cathedral, inspired by Santiago de Compostela's, was begun in 1129, though work continued for centuries, yielding an aesthetic mix of styles ranging from Romanesque (as in the transepts) to neoclassical (the mai…
Galician in Lugo

Restaurante Paprica

The talented young team here creates satisfying original dishes based on time-honoured Galician ingredients of fresh fish, shellfish, vegetables and quality meat – a contemporary experience enhanced by the clean-lin…
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 plate …
Galician in Lugo

A Nosa Terra

An inviting classic on the Rúa Nova tapas trail, with a long list of wines by the glass. Stand in the narrow bar area for tapas and drinks, or sit at tables in the back for seafood salads, pork solomillo (tenderloin…
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 on…
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. The well-displayed exhibits range from pre-Roman gold jewellery and Roman mosaics to Galici…
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 (broke…
Galician in Lugo

Mesón de Alberto

The classiest place in the tapas zone, Alberto serves good, traditionally prepared meat, fish and shellfish with a few inventive touches – meals in the main dining room upstairs; tapas on the ground floor. The €15 t…
Fiesta in Lugo

Arde Lucus

Around half a million people pack into Lugo over three days in June (sometimes running into the first days of July), as the city returns to its Roman roots with this festival featuring chariot races, gladiator fight…