The walls of Lugo were built in the later part of the 3rd century to defend the Roman town of Lucus. The entire circuit survives intact and is the finest example of late Roman fortifications in western Europe.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Elevador del Monte de San Pedro||2019||82.1km||site_ao|
|Fragas do Eume||2019||65.1km||site_ao|
|The Bench of Whispers Has Heard 100 Years of Secrets||2017||82.3km||site_ao|
|Iglesia Nueva Santa Cruz||74.3km||site_brutalism|
|Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de La Coruña||77.8km||site_brutalism|
|Tower of Hercules||2009||80.7km||site_whs|
|Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)||1985||82km||site_whs|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.