Roman Walls of Lugo

  • Type: Wall
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

The Roman Walls of Lugo are a 3rd century Roman fortification built to defend the Roman town of Lucus Augusti. The entire structure survives virtually intact, stretching over 2 kilometers around the historic Centre of Lugo, Galicia, Spain. The barrier was list as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000 as the finest example of late Roman fortifications in western Europe. and as an outstanding example of the type of construction and architectural and archaeological group which illustrates various significant periods of human history. Starting with their Roman origins and passing through the problematical Middle Ages to the innovatory and disturbed 19th century. - AsNotedIn


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Particulars for Roman Walls of Lugo:
Category for Historic Use Defense
Area of Significance Engineering
Area of Significance Military
Cultural Affiliation Roman Empire
Cultural Affiliation Roman Province of Gallaecia
Sight Category Structure
Structure Type Wall

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