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Lugo city walls
Seventeen centuries of city walls
The city wall was part of a defensive complex comprising a moat, wall and an intervallum. It is the only Roman wall anywhere in the three continents that saw Roman domination, to maintain its entire perimeter intact.
The Roman city wall in Lugo dates from the end of the 3rd century. It was built to defend the Roman city of Lucus Augusti against the barbarian threat, The city wall was part of a defensive complex comprising a moat, wall and an intervallum. It encloses an area of some 34.4 hectares, and has a perimeter of approximately 2,120 metres. Its average thickness is 4.2 metres and its height ranges from 8 to 12 metres. It has a rectangular floor plan and the rationale for its design is still unknown, given that it left some important residential areas unprotected while in other sections it included areas of empty ground within the walls. It is built of mortar made from earth, loose stones and pebbles, cemented with water. It currently has 71 sections (60 circular and 11 quadrangular) with two-storey towers. Access to the walled area was via ten gates, five of which were opened from 1853 onwards, on account of urban growth. UNESCO considers the Roman walls of Lugo to be 'the finest surviving example of late Roman military fortifications'.
- Bouw: Walls
- Artistieke periode: Classical-Roman
- Historische periode: 3rd century
- Omgeving: Cathedral, hot springs, Roman bridge, church of San Pedro, church of Santiago A Nova.
Van Maandag tot WoensdagVan 11:00 tot 14:00 Van 16:00 tot 18:00
Van Donderdag tot ZondagVan 11:00 tot 18:00
The opening times are those of the City Wall Interpretation Centre.
- Entree gratis