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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Roman Walls of Lugo is a World Heritage Site. Located in the Province of Lugo, in the autonomous community of Galicia, these walls are the most intact and well-preserved of any Roman walls in the world.


Roman Walls of Lugo
Roman Walls of Lugo
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The town of Lugo, which today has a population of approximately 100,000 (2011 estimate) was established by the Celts of the Cult of Lugh. When it was controlled by the Romans, the town was known as Lucus Augusti.

The Roman Walls of Lugo were built in the 3rd century AD. They form a 2,117-meter circuit around the town, and range in height between 10 to 15 meters. In addition to the wall, the town of Lugo also has several other historical sights including its cathedral, the convent and church of St. Francis, the Church of St. Dominic, the Town Hall and the palace of the arts.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Roman Walls of Lugo was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 24th session of the World Heritage Committee in Cairns, Australia, on 27 November - 2 December, 2000.

Location: N43 0 39.996 W7 33 11.988 in the Province of Lugo, in the Autonomous Community of Galicia.
Inscription Year: 2000
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: IV
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