A city of Romanesque origin, it is the oldest city in Galicia. Built near a castro, in Roman times it was called 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 the year 2000.
It is a stop on the Primitive Way of Saint James, one of the most famous medieval pilgrimage routes in the world.
You will feel the steps of the ancient pilgrims.
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 are used to connect one part of the city with the other and its promenade has become another street that is visited by locals and visitors.