A city of Romanesque origin, it is the oldest city in Galicia. Built in the vicinity of a castro, in Roman times it received the name of Lucus Augusti. Its Roman wall is the only one in the world that preserves its entire perimeter and was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000.
It is a stop on the primitive Camino de Santiago, one of the most famous pilgrimage routes of medieval origin in the world. You will feel the footsteps of the ancient pilgrims.
Built as a separation and defense, it has become an integrating element between the old Lucus and the one that has developed around it. Its ten gates perform the function of linking one part of the city with the other and its promenade, adarve, has become another street that is traveled by local pedestrians and visitors.