The Roman wall of Lugo, the only one that is preserved in its entirety in the whole world

I can think of many reasons why I would recommend spending a vacation in Galicia . Its beaches are spectacular and there are landscapes that take your breath away. In addition, in its geography we find beautiful cities and towns that are worth knowing calmly.

One of the most recommended places is Lugo, which maintains its entire Roman wall , something that cannot be said anywhere else on the planet. It has become one of its main tourist attractions and the truth is that it does not surprise me.

A very well preserved legacy

Legend has it that the wall was not raised to protect the city, but that the objective was to defend the " Sacred Forest of Augustus ", which in Latin is known as "Lucus Augusti". Hence the name of the city.

It is fantastic that it is kept in perfect condition because we are talking about a construction that is more than 17 centuries old . It is not as big as the Great Wall of China, but it is more than two kilometers long that are not negligible, in addition to 10 doors to access the interior. It must also be said that it preserves 71 of the 85 towers that it had in its day and that you can climb to the top to contemplate beautiful views of the city.

In 2000 it was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Going through it is like taking a walk through Roman times, the same thing that can be said when contemplating the thermal baths or the archaeological site of Santa Eulalia de Bóveda.

Its 10 doors

The names of all the 10 gates are as follows: Puerta de Santiago, Puerta del Obispo Aguirre, Puerta del Campo Castelo, Puerta de San Pedro, Station Gate, False Gate, Puerta de San Fernando, Porta Nova, Puerta del Obispo Odoario and Puerta Miñá or del Carmen. I encourage you to see them all because they all have their charm.

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