Things to do in Lugo, Spain

Our most recommended things to do in Lugo

From Santiago de Compostela: Lugo and Cathedrals Beach

1. From Santiago de Compostela: Lugo and Cathedrals Beach

From Santiago de Compostela, you will head to the wonderful city of Lugo, a city recognized by its incredible Roman wall that surrounds it. A 1.5-hour guided tour will take you around the historic center, giving to the chance to discover the famous wall, a practically intact Roman wall, the cathedral, as well as simply wander around and get lost in this old city. Afterwards, you will head to the beach of Aguas Santas, or as it is popularly known, Playa de las Catedrales (Cathedrals Beach), due to the large rock formations that evoke the flying buttresses of the Gothic cathedrals. Take advantage of the low tide to enjoy the rock formations made by the erosion of the sea. This is one of the most beautiful enclaves of Galicia!

From A Caruna: Guided Day Trip to Lugo & As Catedrais Beach

2. From A Caruna: Guided Day Trip to Lugo & As Catedrais Beach

Leaving A Coruña, we go to the wonderful city of Lugo, a city that is recognized for its incredible Roman wall that surrounds the city. We will also visit the majestic and surprising Playa de las Catedrales and taking advantage of the low tide we will be able to enjoy its rock formations made by the erosion of the sea. Also time to get to know Ribadeo. We will visit the City of Lugo, taking a guided tour of its historic center of approximately 1 hour and a half, discovering the famous Wall of Lugo, a practically intact Roman wall and its Cathedral, as well as wandering around and getting lost in its ancient city. After knowing this wonderful city that brings together so much history and beauty, we will head to Ribadeo. This town in the north of Galicia is gaining popularity due to the beauty of its streets. This site is living history of emigration from Galicia, especially to Latin America where so many Galicians have had to emigrate. We will see all these constructions made by those who returned, making this city a very special place and a direct witness to this phenomenon. After that, we will head to the Playa de Aguas Santas, or as the Playa de las Catedrales is popularly known, due to the large rock formations that evoke the flying buttresses of the Gothic cathedrals. Let us let ourselves be carried away by its arches, let's walk through its fine white sand, to make this an unforgettable day. Discover with us one of the most beautiful enclaves in Galicia, and we will surely meet your good expectations. * Depending on the tides, the itinerary of the excursion will vary depending on them. Being able to visit the City of Lugo first, or however going directly to the beach.

Santiago de Compostela: Galicia & The Ribeira Sacra Day Trip

3. Santiago de Compostela: Galicia & The Ribeira Sacra Day Trip

Leaving Santiago at 8:45 we will head to one of the most beautiful in the area, where it will serve as a balcony to enter this landscape. After this incredible viewpoint, we headed to one of the piers of the River Sil, to enter a catamaran ride through the canyons of this tributary of the Sil. Vineyards, monasteries, wineries, and canyons, all of this configure a landscape without the same. After this magnificent boat ride and approaching lunchtime, you will move to the capital of the Ribeira Sacra, Monforte de Lemos. This place located in this privileged site hides great history, you will have free time the food as well as time for a small guided tour and thus learn about the most emblematic places in the area. After knowing the history of its streets, and its castle among other monuments, you will head to take the gold from the area, which costs so much effort to get to its locals, the wine from the Ribeira Sacra. Visit a traditional winery and see vineyards and the artisan process as the grape is collected, even how it is bottled knowing all these steps and finally tasting with some appetizers. Say goodbye with a wonderful view of the meanders, this time of the River Miño, having known both rivers, and taking us a complete vision of this beautiful area of Galicia. Finally, and after having toured this jewel of Galicia, you will head to Santiago having visited one of the most beautiful destinations in our community.

From Lugo: Ribeira Sacra and Sil Canyons with Wine Tasting

4. From Lugo: Ribeira Sacra and Sil Canyons with Wine Tasting

Enjoy a wine-tasting tour of Ribeira Sacra and Sil Canyons from Lugo. Marvel at the natural beauty of Amandi, located in the south of the province on the route, and be sure to take photos.  Depending on the time of year you go, you will either get a scenic train or boat and enjoy the views of the Sil canyons run.  Jump on your transportation, take a seat, relax and enjoy the ride. Marvel at the scenic views and learn the region's history from your guide. See the stunning vineyards and views of the Ribeira Sacra. Smell the sweet aroma of Spanish wines as you arrive at the winery. Enjoy a guided tour around the winery and cellars and learn about the process and production of making tasty Spanish wine. Feeling thirsty? No worries; after your tour, you get onto the good stuff, tasting delicious wines. Taste a selection of Mencia and Godello D.O. Ribeira Sacra wines. Continue to Monforte de Lemos after your winery visit and end your day on a high. See the panoramic view from the Parador de Turismo and feel tipsy after your winery visit.

Lugo: Guided City Walking Tour with Saint Mary's Cathedral

5. Lugo: Guided City Walking Tour with Saint Mary's Cathedral

Embark on a guided city walking tour of Lugo. Explore the most important sites, such as Saint Mary's Cathedral and the City Walls, and hear the history behind each turn from your guide. Meet your guide at Praza Maior, Lugo's main city square. From here, set off toward Saint Mary's Cathedral, an impressive religious building dating back to the 12th century. Step inside and admire the different architectural styles representing its long history, from Romanesque to Neoclassical. Visit the chapels dedicated to San Froilán and the Virgin with Big Eyes, the patron saints of Lugo. Continue to Lugo's Roman walls, the only city in the world completely surrounded by intact Roman walls. Walk alongside this UNESCO World Heritage Site while learning about the history of Lucus Augusti, the ancient settlement that became modern Lugo. Next, arrive at Museo Provincial, Lugo's city museum. Marvel at the extensive collection of archaeological artifacts, religious objects, and local artwork preserved in this Gothic-style building that was formerly a convent dedicated to Saint Francis. Wander over to the House of Mosaics, home to the remains of a villa of a noble Roman family. Inside, see the magnificent mosaics and get a feel for how the wealthiest and most powerful people lived during Antiquity. Visit the Domus Do Mitreo Museum, built on the archaeological remains of an ancient Roman temple. Delve into Lugo's Roman past beyond its famous walls. Finally, arrive at Lugo's old prison, now a cultural center located just five minutes from Praza Maior, where your tour will end.

From Lugo: Ribadeo and As Catedrais Beach Full-Day Trip

6. From Lugo: Ribadeo and As Catedrais Beach Full-Day Trip

Embark on a full-day trip to the city of Ribadeo and the As Catedrais Beach from Lugo. Take in the dramatic coastal features of As Catedrais and explore the seaside city of Ribadeo on a guided tour. After pickup from your hotel, take a scenic drive to As Catedrais Beach. Admire the views of the coast before arriving at As Catedrais with your guide. Discover this natural wonder and marvel at the towering rock pillars and arches that resemble a cathedral. Next, make your way to the municipality of Ribadeo. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the historic center and admire the unique buildings. See the houses of the rich noblemen who made their fortune in America and learn about the town from your guide. Continue to the impressive Torre de los Moreno with its modernist style, inspired by the work of Antoni Gaudí. At the end of our guided tour, enjoy a comfortable transfer back to Lugo.

Lugo: Urban Outdoor Escape Room Game

7. Lugo: Urban Outdoor Escape Room Game

Become the protagonist of your own adventure as you race around the streets of Lugo in an outdoor escape game. Choose between two challenges and receive both a physical box and a digital app to help guide you through the city's Roman ruins and Old Town. Before your adventure, receive a physical box posted to your address that contains reports, maps, photographs, and letters. Download the digital app and discover videos, games, clues, and information about Lugo's landmarks. Combine the app and physical materials to solve the mystery. Feel like a detective as you wander along the city's Roman walls, the most complete in Europe, and admire the variety of Baroque, Gothic, and Roman architecture in the old town. Masked MurdererInvestigate the identity of a serial killer who has killed several young women, broadcasting the murders on social media and moving their bodies to well-known places in Lugo. The Spear of DestinyGet hold of the Spear of Destiny before it falls into enemy hands. Through a telegram sent between two collaborators of Nazi Germany, historian Sarah Levi has traced the Spear of Destiny with which the Romans killed Jesus Christ on the cross, to Lugo. Now it's your job to locate it.

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What people are saying about Lugo, Spain

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Beautiful Tour of the Ribeira Sacra, a wonderful environment, with good food and good prices, and wonderful people...The guide is very friendly and very close...I recommend it 100*100 to all lovers of nature and good food . Excellent!!

Spectacular tour. Well organized. Super experienced and professional chauffeur Fran. Yovana professional guide and a charming person. You can not miss the experience of the beach of the cathedrals

Take the opportunity to enter the cathedral of Lugo. Is beautiful

Uma otima experiencia. Pouco tempo na praia, mas vale a pena.

Fantastic!! Maria is a great guide!! highly recommended