Plan what to see in Lugo: Places to visit, history, gastronomy, cultural events, amazing activities, accommodations and recommendations.
The weather in Lugo
Lugo is a small city (100,000 inhabitants), when asking what to see in Lugo you must take into account that here premium quality, not quantity. Lugo has one of the best preserved Roman World Heritage Sites, so much so that it’s Roman Wall has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, complemented by the bridge and the Roman baths. Also noteworthy is its cathedral and various historical and artistic buildings like the town hall, in Baroque style.
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Places to visit in Lugo
As mentioned above, Lugo is a small town and therefore all you can visit a pleasant walk. In any case, this is the website for Lugo public transport.
In these links you’ll find the best available information on each place of what to see in Lugo.
Some notes about the Lugo gastronomy
Another main attraction of Lugo is its renowned gastronomy, a real pleasure both table and bar.
|Startes||Octopus, Galician broth, ”empanada” (stuffed sauvory pastry) , ”cocidos” ( legumes stews with pork), pork hoof, nose, ears or tail. All sort of shellfish.|
|Meats||Lacón trufado”(truffled ham), tripe, “liscos” (charcoal bacon). Also in the valleys the renowned Galician beef is produced.|
|Fish||Sardines roasted or braised and served with paprika. Turbot, hake in Galician sauce, salmons from Ulla River and trout from Miño and Sil rivers.|
|Desserts||“Tortas de maíz de Guitiriz”(corn cakes), ”tartas de Mondoñedo”(tart) and chesnuts with milk.|
|Wines and Drinks||Wines from Ribeira Sacra. Grape marc|
|Other products||Crafts pottery, baskets, jewelry and silverware.|
Lodging in Lugo
You can spend hours looking for the best accommodations in Lugo or you can just book through these links with the best accommodation valued by the ATRAPALO community which also got the best price guaranteed.
Highlights on the history of Lugo
More than 2,000 years of history go far, but it’s the time of Roman splendor that has left more traces in Lugo. After the Romans the city has suffered many conquests and re-conquests, most of them with blood and fire.
|15 B.C.C.||Foundation of “Lucus Augusti”, capital of Gallaecia by Fabius Maximus Paulo on behalf of the Emperor of Rome.|
|270 A.C.C.||Begins the construction of the Roman Wall.|
|460||The Swabians kill the Galician-Roman rector of Lugo and take power in the city.|
|714||Muslims arrive in Lugo.|
|741||“Reconquest” of Lugo and beginning of the mythical repopulation of Bishop Odoario.|
|1088||King Alfonso VI gives them the bishops of Lugo City Manor.|
|1380||Semi-legendary rebellion of María Castaña.|
|1669||Offering Constitution of the Kingdom of Galicia to Sacramento, making Lugo the spiritual capital of Galicia.|
|1809||In January 1809 the French army enters Lugo, and is expelled several months later.|
|1849||With the pronouncement of Colonel Solís in Lugo begins the call Galician 1846 Revolution, which eventually covered in blood with the shooting Martyrs of Carral.|
|1857||San Froilán day, patron of the city, reaches the first train in Lugo.|
|1905||Angel Lopez Perez assumes the mayor for the first time. During his seven terms (until 1930) large urban reforms were undertaken in Lugo, some very discussed.|
|1936||Killing of large numbers of Republicans in Lugo. Luis Pimentel’s poems reflect the atmosphere of terror experienced by the city.|
|1950||Frigsa is created, one of the largest slaughterhouses in Spain.|
|2000||Roman Wall of Lugo is declared Unesco World Heritage.|
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