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Lugo – 1st visit

Just once in Lugo

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Lugo - 1st visit

Just once in Lugo, but I left home, in Portugal, expressly to know the city.

You may ask: Did it worth the trip?

The answer is YES, even if Lugo was not there, because it made me cross some of the most beautiful areas of Portugal and northern Spain.

Besides, it was no disappointment, far from that, and the interesting central area may be visited in a short time, exactly what I needed.

The walls

Lugo walls
Lugo - 1st visit

In my days as a young student, the walls of Lugo were impressive due to the importance that Portuguese teachers recognized in them. When, in 2000, they were declared a UNESCO world heritage site, they became a must-visit.
Built by the Romans in the 3rd century, they are impressive for the quality of their preservation, and for the way they dominate the city that, in the meantime, spread around them.
With more than 2 km in length and more than 80 towers, most of which are still intact, they are the city’s former landmarks and, in themselves, justify the trip.

Plaza Mayor

Plaza mayor
Lugo - 1st visit

Far from being one of the most beautiful among the obligatory plazas in Spain, Plaza Mayor perfectly fulfills its role as a central element of the city, within the walls, and surrounded by buildings with personality,

The cathedral

Lugo - 1st visit

Originating in the 12th century, Lugo’s cathedral reflects the styles of the various interventions, presenting Romanesque, Baroque Gothic and Neoclassical elements, with great beauty.

I can’t resist! I have to tell you the story lived in Lugo:

We were strolling in the old quarter, and I was surprised with TOOOOOOO many shoe stores, door after door.

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Lugo - 1st visit

While Fernanda was enjoying the celestial pleasure, I kept looking around.

Suddenly, at the end of the street, reflecting the sun, a placard announced: 

​”….atos para sordos”.

​My god! “Sapatos para sordos”? Shoes for deaf people? How come?

I had to approach, and, as soon as the sun was covered all the placard was displayed – “Aparatos para sordos”. Do you see what despair can do to your mind?