6.30km → Lugo → Seoane de San Xoán do Alto
To Santiago: 
99.20
Altitude: 
465

Lugo is the capital of the province of Lugo and one of the most populated cities in Galicia.

The once defensive ‘Muralla’ that surrounds it was built by the Romans in the 3rd century and is as tall as 15 meters in parts. If you have not had your fill of walking, make your way to one of the many staircases or ramps (one directly in front of the Cathedral) and enjoy an elevated view of the city from the pedestrian path that encircles the old town. It is over 2km long, has 71 towers, and counts 10 gates.

Notice: 

There is a stretch of 10km west of Lugo without any services for pilgrims. Stock up before you leave.

Fiesta: 

During the last weeks of June, the city celebrates Arde Lucus or Burn Lugo. The residents dress in full Roman regalia and celebrate Lugo's origins. If you are lucky enough to pass through at this time, allow for an extra day to take in all of the activities, but be advised that the celebration draws a crowd of people nearly a half a million strong and book your room early.

The Road: 

The camino leaves the walled city at the gate opposite the Cathedral and proceeds downhill along the Rúa de Santiago. Halfway down the hill it bears right onto the Rúa Calzada da Ponte. It crosses a divided boulevard and descends all the way down to the río Miño....

History: 

As is the case with most places dating back to the Romans, the actual origin of the name Lugo is not clear. Some argue that it is named after Lugos, the God of Light. However back when the Romans were first conquering these parts (13 B.C. ), it was called Lucus Augusti, and...

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Services
ATM: 
Yes
Bar: 
Yes
Grocery: 
Yes
Pharmacy: 
Yes
Medical Center: 
Yes
Correos: 
Yes
Train: 
Yes
Bus: 
Yes
Bus Terminal: 
Yes

Comments

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Restaurante Chino Shanghai

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

If you at this point of your journey is in the mood for some other food, than the usual Spanish kind, then try the Chinese restaurant Resturante Chino Shanghai outside the old city.
It does look a bit sad and abandoned but the food is freshly made and really great!!!
Don’t miss out on the mixed vegetables... well.. just don’t miss out on it!