On this private excursion from Santiago de Compostela you will enjoy a full day tour to Roman Lugo and the the archaeological complex of Viladonga. An excellent way to see 2 important ancient cultures of Galicia.
The grand Roman walls encircling old Lugo are considered the best preserved of their kind in the world and are the number-one reason visitors land here. Within the fortress there are beautifully preserved streets and squares, most of them traffic-free and ideal for a walk, with plenty of interesting things to see. The historic quarter also houses some of the best restaurants in Galicia, where it is possible to sample the excellent fresh meats and fish which have earned Lugo's gastronomy recognized acclaim. Lucus Augusti was a major town of Roman Gallaecia and modern Lugo is a quiet but engaging city, with a good number of other Roman remains besides the walls.
Inside the walls, the city conserves quiet pedestrian streets, wide squares and spacious gardens, where buildings such as the Cathedral, the Archiepiscopal Palace, and the City Hall stand out
The archaeological importance and the historical interest of the Castro de Viladonga were showcased after excavations initiated in 1971. The site is a remarkable example of settlement, especially between the 2nd and 5th centuries AD, very important for the knowledge, study and understanding of the castro world after the Roman conquer. The archaeological works of excavation and cleaning and consolidation are still taking place in the castro.
The museum main aim pivots around the interpretation and explanation of the site and the host and exhibition of materials from the successive excavations.