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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 historic town of Lugo is surrounded by the longest and most...

A classic mini driving along of the Roman Walls of Lugo. The historic town of Lugo is surrounded by the longest and most complete Roman walls in the world. Lugo is situated in Galicia in 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 historic town of Lugo is surrounded by the longest and most...

    A classic mini driving along of the Roman Walls of Lugo. The historic town of Lugo is surrounded by the longest and most complete Roman walls in the world. Lugo is situated in Galicia in 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 each...

    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 the 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 walls...

    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 - A view of Lugo Cathedral from the Roman Walls of Lugo. Lugo is situated along the famous Route of Santiago de Compostela. Lugo Cathedral...

    A view of Lugo Cathedral from the Roman Walls of Lugo. Lugo is situated 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 Miña. It is...

    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 a...

    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.