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.
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.
|Adults||Children between 2 and 12 years old||Children under 2 years old|
Children between 2 and 12 years oldUS$ 5.5
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.
You can book up to 2 days before (Lugo local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of 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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Chess board in Praza Maior in Lugo.