Explore Lugo's unique historic centre on this fascinating guided tour: discover ancient Roman walls, the beautiful cathedral and the city's museum, plus much more.
Lugo Guided City Tour
On the day of your tour, meet your guide by the giant chess board located in Praza Maior, Lugo's main city square and the location of the Concello, the town hall.
From here, you'll set off on your guided tour towards Saint Mary's Cathedral, an impressive religious building dating back to the 12th century. Inside this beautiful church, which is an important stop on the Camino Primitivo pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, you'll be able to admire the different artistic and architectural styles representing its long history: from Romanesque to Gothic to Baroque to Neoclassical. Visit the chapels dedicated to San Froilán and the Virgin with Big Eyes, the patron saints of Lugo.
Just a few steps from the cathedral, you'll next reach Lugo's Roman walls. This is the only city in the world to still be completely surrounded by intact Roman walls, and you'll have the opportunity to walk alongside the ancient defences while learning all about the history of Lucus Augusti, the ancient settlement that became modern Lugo. You'll be left speechless by the excellent preservation of these 3rd century stone walls, which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Continue your tour to the Museo Provincial, Lugo's city museum. This extensive collection of archaeological artefacts, religious objects and local artwork are housed in a Gothic-style building that was formerly a convent and church dedicated to Saint Francis. Having discovered local history and culture through these exhibitions, you'll then wander over to the House of Mosaics. This archaeological site is home to the remains of a domus, or the villa of a noble Roman family. Inside, you'll have the opportunity to see the magnificent mosaics and get a feel for how the wealthiest and most powerful people lived during Antiquity.
We'll continue our tour of Lugo at the Domus Do Mitreo Museum, built on the archaeological remains of an ancient Roman temple dedicated to this unknown god. This innovative museum managed by the University of Santiago de Compostela is the perfect opportunity to delve into Lugo's Roman past beyond its famous walls.
The final stop on your guided city tour will be at Lugo's old prison, now a cultural centre. This building is located just five minutes from Praza Maior, where your tour will then come to an end.
Domus Do Mitreo Museum
The Domus Do Mitreo Museum in Lugo is closed every Monday and on some national holidays. If this is the case on the day of your tour of Lugo, we'll visit the towers of Saint Mary's Cathedral instead of the museum where you'll enjoy spectacular views of the whole city!
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
|Adults||Children between 2 and 12 years old||Children under 2 years old|
Children between 2 and 12 years oldUS$ 5.90
Children under 2 years oldFree
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Lugo history.
Entry to cathedral.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Chess board in Praza Maior in Lugo.