Lugo is, above all, a city with a wonderful roman past. In fact, the Wall that surrounds it is a World Heritage Site. Although it is not the only place where that time can still be glimpsed: the Roman bridge or the baths are a must. Although its impressive heritage did not end with the fall of the empire and continues with jewels such as the cathedral or the Virgen de los Ojos Grandes, a beautiful medieval polychrome stone carving. In addition, to recover your strength, from so much travel 2,000 years ago, some tapas and a Mencía wine in the crowded taverns of the old town are wonderful. Even if it rains.
Domus del Mitreo
This Museum is an exceptional example of the urban history of the city of Lugo. In the same space, various archaeological remains are grouped whose interpretation allows us to discover aspects of great interest about the evolution of the city, both in the Roman period and in later times. However, the highlight is the underground floor, where you can see the elements of the Roman period that came to light after the excavation of the area: domus from the early imperial period (1st quarter of the 1st century BC-270 AD), cloth of the original wall and Mithraic temple.
Wall Interpretation Center
The Wall Interpretation Center tries to explain the history and influence of this important Roman monument in the city of Lugo throughout history. Located in an 18th century building in the heart of the historic center, the building has four floors dedicated to four different periods. Admission is free.
The House of Mosaics shows remains, musealized in situ, of a domus from the end of the 3rd or beginning of the 4th century. Its main attraction is the mosaic in the anteroom and the “oecus”, with geometric and figurative motifs. It is also worth noting the hot air heating system that is located under the perimeter of one of the dining rooms of the house, which is known as “hypocaustum”. The visit ends with the projection of an audiovisual that a virtual reproduction of what was the house.
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