Lugo is an ancient Roman city in the heart of rural Galicia. It is the capital of the province of the same name, and has a population of roughly 85,000 people.
It was founded by the Celts, but later taken over by the Romans, which gives Lugo its rich heritage and culture. Its most famous monument is the Roman wall, which encircles the historic part of the city. It attracts many tourists every year and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.
There are also two rivers, the Miño and the Rato, which are frequented by nature lovers, joggers, and cyclists as they have lovely trails and paths along their banks. The city has easy access to the beautiful Galician countryside with both mountains and beaches less than an hour away.
The city prides itself on the “calle de los vinos” where tapas are still included in the price of your drink. Lugo has a thriving university campus and spectacular night life especially in the fiestas of San Froilán in October and Arde Lucus in June.
Also worth noting is the quality of the food in Lugo. Almost everything is grown or raised in local farms and then made in house in the cafés and restaurants. One of the most popular foods is octopus, or pulpo, seasoned with olive oil and red pepper—definitely worth trying!