Lugo, Spain Churches & cathedrals

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Lugo: Cathedral of Santa Maria Entry Ticket and Audio Guide

1. Lugo: Cathedral of Santa Maria Entry Ticket and Audio Guide

Get an entry ticket to visit the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of Santa Maria in Lugo, better known as the Lugo Cathedral. Admire the impressive architectural structure and hear about the historical and cultural significance of this site with a free audio guide. Learn about the cathedral's history dating all the way back to late Roman times when a temple was built after the evangelization of the city. Though no trace of that original church remains, the current structure can be traced back to the 12th century. Work continued on the cathedral over centuries, resulting in the building's unique blend of architectural styles, ranging from the Romanesque north door to the Neoclassical west façade. Head inside to discover the longest and narrowest floor plan of any Hispanic cathedral and marvel at the lavish Churrigueresque altar surrounded by stained glass windows. Make sure to visit the Cathedral Museum, which is included in your entry ticket. View the museum's fascinating archaeological exhibition and extensive art collection, which includes works by Cornielles de Holanda, Joannes de Boloña, and many other artists.

Lugo: Guided City Walking Tour with Saint Mary's Cathedral

2. Lugo: Guided City Walking Tour with Saint Mary's Cathedral

Embark on a guided city walking tour of Lugo. Explore the most important sites, such as Saint Mary's Cathedral and the City Walls, and hear the history behind each turn from your guide. Meet your guide at Praza Maior, Lugo's main city square. From here, set off toward Saint Mary's Cathedral, an impressive religious building dating back to the 12th century. Step inside and admire the different architectural styles representing its long history, from Romanesque to Neoclassical. Visit the chapels dedicated to San Froilán and the Virgin with Big Eyes, the patron saints of Lugo. Continue to Lugo's Roman walls, the only city in the world completely surrounded by intact Roman walls. Walk alongside this UNESCO World Heritage Site while learning about the history of Lucus Augusti, the ancient settlement that became modern Lugo. Next, arrive at Museo Provincial, Lugo's city museum. Marvel at the extensive collection of archaeological artifacts, religious objects, and local artwork preserved in this Gothic-style building that was formerly a convent dedicated to Saint Francis. Wander over to the House of Mosaics, home to the remains of a villa of a noble Roman family. Inside, see the magnificent mosaics and get a feel for how the wealthiest and most powerful people lived during Antiquity. Visit the Domus Do Mitreo Museum, built on the archaeological remains of an ancient Roman temple. Delve into Lugo's Roman past beyond its famous walls. Finally, arrive at Lugo's old prison, now a cultural center located just five minutes from Praza Maior, where your tour will end.

Lugo: St. Mary's Cathedral Guided Tour "Walk in the clouds"

3. Lugo: St. Mary's Cathedral Guided Tour "Walk in the clouds"

Take a comprehensive tour through St. Mary's Cathedral in Lugo with a guide. See the main church, the cloister, the museum, the triforium, and the roofs, while learning about the 2000-year-old history and significance of the building. Start by stepping into the architectural grandeur of the main church, and walk around the Cathedral while your guide tells you about the building's medieval history and its Romanesque architecture. Next, wander through the cloister and courtyard with their Baroque stylings, before walking through the triforium, the church's upper-level walkway. Stop for a tour through the art and artifacts housed in the Cathedral's museum, and end with the so-called "Cloud Walk" on the rooftop. Here, you can admire 360-degree views of Lugo from above.

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