A view of the front of Mondoñedo Cathedral.

Lugo and its Roman Remains

Pay a visit to the only European city surrounded by Roman walls that are still completely intact.

  • A trip to the roman times.
  • Great views of the estuaries.
  • Taste different wines.
  • Taste local food paired with wines.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

  • Duration

    7hrs30

  • Max. passengers

    100

  • Booking code

    E-LCG12

  • From

    119 €

  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Our first stop will be at the Castro de Viladonga, an archaeological complex with a site and a monographic museum from the late Roman period between the 2nd and 4th centuries AD. It has several walls and moats. Defensive and habitational structures, as well as very abundant materials that continually provides this archaeological site (and that are exhibited in a selective way in the annexed museum), show that the Castro de Viladonga had a long settlement or occupation and especially important between II and V centuries, what makes it a key place to know, study and understand the evolution of the world of hillforts and the rural environment in galaico-roman age. 

Next we will visit Lugo whose wall was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. With a perimeter of 2,117 meters and a height ranging from 8 to 10 meters, with 71 of the 85 original towers still standing and 10 entrance gates, the walls are the most obvious and well preserved testimony of the thriving past of the city that was once the hub of a gold rich region. The Roman bridge over the River Miño, is also of great historical interest; it is 104 metres long and 4 metres wide and was rebuilt and repaired many times over the centuries. 

Inside the walls besides other sites, stands St. Mary's Cathedral, a Romanesque church which houses the chapel dedicated to San Froilán, the patron saint of the city, and boasts the Perpetual Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, also featured on the coat of arms of the city. 

Enjoy some free time on your own to discover more about this city. 

After a local lunch we will depart back to La Coruna 

Practical information: 

  • Included: 3 course lunch with wine, water and coffee. 

  • Language: English, French, Italian, German, Russian and Spanish.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: 2000 metres. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.