Muralla romana de Lugo

Lugo's Roman wall surrounds the historic center of the Galician city of Lugo.

The ancient Roman city of Lucus Augusti, founded by Paulo Fabio Máximo on behalf of Emperor Augustus in 13 BC. In order to definitively annex the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula to the Roman Empire, it was provided in the Lower Empire with a defense wall that has lasted, with few reforms, until today.

Built as a separation and defense, it has become an integrating element between the ancient Lucus and the one that has developed around it.

Its ten gates carry out the function of linking one part of the city to the other and its walkway, adarve, has become one more street that is traveled by local pedestrians and visitors.

The Roman wall of Lugo was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2000 on November 30 and has been twinned since October 6, 2007 with the Great Wall of China of Qinhuangdao.

In 2015, in the approval by Unesco of the extension of the Camino de Santiago in Spain to “Caminos de Santiago de Compostela: French Way and Northern Ways of Spain”, it was included as one of the individual assets of the primitive way.

The dating of the wall of Lugo, based on construction materials and archaeological finds, places it in the second half of the third century. Its construction coincides with the perception of the barbarian threat by the authorities of the Empire.

It is estimated that its construction was a single project that was completed around the end of the 3rd century or the first half of the 4th century.

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