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15 travelers at this place:

  • Day14

    Die letzten 100...

    May 22 in Spain

    Castroverde - Lugo 22km

    Morgens noch im Nebel gestartet, wurde es heute mittag richtig warm. Anfangs durch grüne Wälder, führte uns der Weg später auch über Teer und Schotterpisten. Gegen 3 hatten wir dann Lugo erreicht. Ab hier sind es noch 100km. Ab morgen kommen dann leider die "Tourigrinos" (Menschen, die nur die letzten 100 gehen, um die Compostela zu bekommen) hinzu.Read more

  • Day515

    Lugo - a walled city

    November 2 in Spain

    Lugo, known as Lucus Augusti in Roman times, is the oldest city in Galicia, founded circa 14 BC. The Romans built a defensive wall around the city, more than 2km in length, encompassing 85 towers which rose two or three levels above the parapet. The Roman wall is the only one in the world to be preserved and intact and as such it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

    The city is also a living museum of Roman civilisation including mosaics, baths, Ponte Vella (old bridge) and various remains. It also showcases monuments and buildings from several periods, with attractive parks and gardens, all of which are very well-maintained and presented, and makes the city a 'must-see'.

    It is the Roman Wall though that really unites old and modern Lugo. At around 4m wide, it is possible to walk around the top completely and it is used daily by the locals for moving about the city, exercise or simply to enjoy a stroll. The films that we watched at the Tourist Office about its history helped us to understand and appreciate its importance as we circumnavigated it ourselves.

    We then swopped one cultural experience for another and headed for a tapas bar. With our glass of wine, we were presented with a tray of cold tapas to choose from (tortilla and marinated anchovy is what we chose) and then the waiter told us about the hot tapas we could have (chorizo in cider & veal in a rich tomato sauce). All for 2.40€ each! They know how to live in Spain. We then had some octopus and prawns in garlic to share with chunks of bread to dip into the sauce. The Galacians seem to be big fans of octopus, with an octopus bar or restaurant on every street.

    After all that food, we headed off for a walk down to the river to see the old Roman bridge. The sun was shining as we walked along watching locals canoeing in the waters of the Rio Miño, whilst herons stood like statues waiting to catch a fish as it swam by.
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  • Day137

    Lugo

    August 30, 2017 in Spain

    First things to note is that Ady has completed Tsuguru swim, in Japan, congratulations to him and suppose crew on job well done.

    So this is Lugo 78km from Ribadeo per guidebook book but for some reason it took the bus 2.5hours to get here, the Roman wall, Unesco listed, around the old town is complete and measures 2. 5km. Inside the walls are both old and new buildings one of the old is the Church of St Maria photo 1+2 also Unesco mentioned and seems to consist of lots of little chapels/shrines on edge photo3 and shiney main section Photo4. Walls photo5 and roof top with very dodgy looking slates photo. None of it looks great as it has been raining all day. We are now a bit damp, well my feet are soaked restaurants of me is damp so a nice hot chocolate to kill some time till bus back. You can almost make out John in photo 2as he heads into Church as he is wearing sailing Jacket with luminous yellow hood.Read more

  • Day15

    Impressionen

    May 23 in Spain

    Lugo - San Romao 20km

    Der heutige Weg gab landschaftlich leider nicht viel her. Von daher gibt es heute ein paar Impressionen von unterwegs.

  • Day73

    Day 71 & 72: Castroverde - Lugo

    October 24, 2016 in Spain

    Distance: 22.5 (1768.3/99.8)
    Weather: 16C, some sun bit chilly!
    Mood: A but mixed
    Staying at: Lucus Hostal

    Today, I'm not a pilgrim but a tourist in the capital of Galcia, Lugo. I've become so good at being a pilgrim that I nearly forgot how lousy I am at being a solo tourist. I'm feeling a little lost and out of place amongst all these people who are just going about their day. I ask about a route variation in the camino interpretation centre, but am turned away as it's not the real camino and therefore not part of their scope...
    The students at the table next to me are quizzing each other on German words and grammar. It makes me smile. I just read an article on how repetition is far from the most effective way to learn, but this may not be the time to tell them.
    Feeling out of place here makes me question what is my place in this world and it makes me miss my loved ones. I'm a doer, a problem solver, not a quiet observer and I feel such a strong need to add some value to this world again.
    I stumble upon a fellow pilgrim asks me for help on deciding what to do the next days. I use the knowledge I gained on route variations, onward walks and busses from Santiago and I leave him satisfied with a number of alternatives to choose from. And I... am happy again cause I was able to add some value.
    The day ends with a reunion with another peregrina. We share food, a glass of red wine and stories about love, work, travel and life after the camino. We agree that the tougher days like today and at times being uneasy is good for reflection and learning. It's these days that make us grow.
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  • Day19

    Lugo - San Frolain festival

    October 8, 2016 in Spain

    Lugo certainly knows how to party! We had a great night wandering around the city. We're just waking up now and people are still out on the streets.

    We've a choice of routes today. Not sure yet what we'll do.

  • Day18

    Lugo

    October 7, 2016 in Spain

    Just arrived in Lugo after a 30km walk from O Cadavo. It was long, but not particularly difficult and mostly on country roads or dirt tracks.

    I was expecting a long hard slog into the city, but it was actually quite a pleasant entry.

    Looking forward to a hot shower before exploring. Lugo seems to be a lovely city.Read more

  • Day10

    Lugo (ca 218,3km)

    April 9 in Spain

    Mittlerweile merkt man, dass wir das Bergland verlassen und die Wege ebener werden. Bis nach Lugo hatten wir ca. 30km zu erledigen, die wir im Schnellschritt hinter uns gelassen haben. Am Ende haben die Füsse zwar unfassbar geschmerzt, insbesondere aufgrund der Strapazen der letzten Tage, aber wir könnten es noch bis in Zentrum schaffen.

    Da haben wir uns ausnahmsweise mal ein Hotel gegönnt und hatten, da wir früh ankamen, noch die Gelegenheit, Wäsche zu waschen und überflüssiges Gepäck in die Heimat zu schicken. Der Abend wurde dann noch mit einer Room-Service Pizza abgerundet.

    Am nächsten Morgen nahmen wir uns noch ausgiebig Zeit für die beeindruckende Kathedrale in Lugo. Wie es der Zufall wollte, liefen wir auch in eine Kirchendienerin, die uns direkt durch die Kathedrale führte und uns eine Menge interessanter Fakten präsentierte. Für alles reichte es natürlich nicht, da die gesamte Kathedrale neben dem Hauptschiff aus vielen Einzelkapellen und sonstigen Reliquien besteht.

    Vor allem lernten wir viel über die Jungfrau Maria, die auch Schutzpatronin Lugos ist und der die Kathedrale geweiht wurde. Auch ist es wohl eine der wenigen Kathedralen weltweit, die das heilige Sakrament 24/7 ausstellen. Als Nicht-Katholiken wurde uns das Konzept sehr verständnisvoll erläutert und ich gebe zu, dass ich auch von der Morgenandacht, der wir beiwohnen durften, sehr beeindruckt war.

    Am Schluss erhielten wir noch das Siegel der Kathedrale als Stempel in unseren Pilgerpass und, trotz unseres protestantischen Sündentums, schenkte man uns in der Sakristei ein Heiligenbild der Jungfrau Maria, damit sie uns auf unseren Wegen beschützt. Lugo ist definitiv eine Stadt, die man wieder besuchen kann, denn von der Geschichte der Stadt, die bis ins römische Reich zurückreicht, habe ich noch gar nicht angefangen!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Lugo, ሉጎ, لوغو, Горад Луга, Луго, Λούγο, Lugu, لوگو, לוגו, Լուգո, ルーゴ, ლუგო, 루고, Lucus Augusti, Lugas, लूगो, லுகோ, ลูโก, Lougo, 盧高, 卢戈

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