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Roman Walls of Lugo

Roman Walls of Lugo: Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain. The Roman Walls of Lugo were built in the third century to defend the Roman town of Lucus Augusti, nowadays Lugo, against local tribesmen and Germanic invaders. Lugo is the only city in the world to be surrounded by completely intact Roman Walls. The Roman Walls of Lugo reach a height of 10 to 15 metres and form a more than 2 km circuit around the historic city of Lugo. Five of the ancient gates and 46 of the ancient towers are intact. The best preserved gates are the Porta Falsa and the Porta Miña. A walkway over the Roman Walls of Lugo allow visitors to stroll along the entire length of the walls. The City of Lugo is located along the Route of Santiago de Compostela, the famous Camino de Santiago. The Great Wall of China was twinned with the Roman Walls of Lugo during a ceremony in 2007. Lugo has a museum and visitor's centre dedicated to the Roman Walls. The Roman Walls of Lugo gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.

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Roman Walls of Lugo - A classic mini driving along of the Roman Walls of Lugo. The old town of Lugo is surrounded by the longest and most...

A classic mini driving along of the Roman Walls of Lugo. The old town of Lugo is surrounded

by the longest and most complete Roman walls in the world. Lugo is situated in Galicia, Spain.

Galicia was conquered by the Romans in 61 BC. The Romans created many imposing buildings,

one of the greatest remains of the Roman period in Spain are the Roman Walls of Lugo.

  1. Roman Walls of Lugo - A classic mini driving along of the Roman Walls of Lugo. The old town of Lugo is surrounded by the longest and most...

    A classic mini driving along of the Roman Walls of Lugo. The old town of Lugo is surrounded

    by the longest and most complete Roman walls in the world. Lugo is situated in Galicia, Spain.

    Galicia was conquered by the Romans in 61 BC. The Romans created many imposing buildings,

    one of the greatest remains of the Roman period in Spain are the Roman Walls of Lugo.

  2. Roman Walls of Lugo - Roman Walls of Lugo: Lugo is the only city in the world to be surrounded by completely intact Roman Walls. The Roman Walls of Lugo were...

    Roman Walls of Lugo: Lugo is the only city in the world to be surrounded by completely intact

    Roman Walls. The Roman Walls of Lugo were constructed in the 3rd century AD to defend the

    Roman town of Lucus Augusti, the present Spanish town of Lugo. The Roman Walls of Lugo

     were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000.

  3. Roman Walls of Lugo - The ruins of the A Morqueira Tower of the Roman Walls of Lugo. The A Morqueira Tower is the only tower with the remains of windows. Probably...

    The ruins of the A Morqueira Tower of the Roman Walls of Lugo. The A Morqueira Tower is

    the only tower with the remains of windows. Probably each tower of the Roman Walls of Lugo

    was a two-storey structure with arched windows, they were lookouts over the nearby towers

    and the moat. The Roman Walls of Lugo gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.

  4. Roman Walls of Lugo - The Roman Walls of Lugo were part of a complex of fortifications which also included a moat and an intervallum, an open space between the...

    The Roman Walls of Lugo were part of a complex of fortifications which also included a moat

    and an intervallum, an open space between the walls and the city. The Roman Walls of Lugo

    were built between 263 AD and 273 AD to defend the Roman town of Lucus Augusti, current

    Lugo, against local tribesmen and Germanic invaders.

  5. Roman Walls of Lugo - Lugo Cathedral seen from the Roman Walls of Lugo. Lugo is located along the famous Route  of Santiago de Compostela. Lugo Cathedral...

    Lugo Cathedral seen from the Roman Walls of Lugo. Lugo is located along the famous Route 

    of Santiago de Compostela. Lugo Cathedral became a pilgrimage church in the Middle Ages.

    During medieval times pilgrims passed through the gates of the walls of Lugo, especially

    the Porta Miña. The Route of Santiago de Compostela is also an UNESCO World Heritage.

  6. Roman Walls of Lugo - Roman Walls of Lugo: Five of the Roman gates are still intact, the best preserved gates are the Porta Falsa and Porta...

    Roman Walls of Lugo: Five of the Roman gates are still intact, the best preserved gates are

    the Porta Falsa and Porta Miña. It is possible to take a stroll atop the entire length of Roman

    walls of Lugo. The Great Wall of China was twinned with the Roman Walls of Lugo during a

    ceremony in 2007. The town of Lugo is situated in northwestern Spain.

  7. Roman Walls of Lugo - The Roman Walls of Lugo were built of local schist and granite. The Roman Walls of Lugo reach a height of ten to fifteen metres and form...

    The Roman Walls of Lugo were built of local schist and granite. The Roman Walls of Lugo

    reach a height of ten to fifteen metres and form a more than two kilometres circuit around

    the historic city of Lugo. Forty-six towers are still intact, another thirty-nine towers partially

    survived. The Roman Walls of Lugo were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.