Roman Walls of Lugo

Lugo was a brief stop on the way to Santiago de Compostela. I arrived on one bus at 1.30pm and was off again before 5pm.

Lugo Roman walls

Lugo Roman walls

The town has its entire encircling 3rd century Roman wall intact, although most of the gates have been changed or inserted later. The walls are about 2.5km long and you can walk all the way round on top (or indeed jog – one man passed me three times). They are thick (never less than 4m I’d say) and are studded with semi-circular towers, originally over eighty of them.

Lugo Roman walls

Lugo Roman walls - semicircular towers to the right, 'Roman' encampment to the left

I walked all the way round and enjoyed looking down into back yards and derelict buildings.

Lugo - view from Roman walls

Lugo - view from Roman walls

The town was clearly gearing up for some kind of Roman themed event or festival over the weekend (I visited on a Friday). There were encampments of tents and thatched huts, people in togas wandering the streets, a seige engine in the main square and I passed at least three shops offering Roman-ish costumes in their windows.

Lugo - seige engine in square

Lugo - seige engine in square

There’s not much you can do, Lego-wise, with Roman walls, so here we are:

Lego Lugo Roman walls

Lego Lugo Roman walls

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3 Responses to Roman Walls of Lugo

  1. Karla says:

    Oh this post is aching for a pun…

  2. Karla says:

    Hee hee… No, it’s just too easy!

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