Lugo & Playa de las Catedrales

Saturdays are for ESN trips. This time, we visited Lugo, where we had a little walk around to get to know the area. One of the USC campuses is in Lugo. I wish we had more time to explore the city, but we’ve been dealing with the minor delays all day and we still had to drive from Lugo to the beach later in the day, so we were sort of on a tight schedule.


Casa Consistorial de Lugo

The city was in preparation for the festivities of San Froilán. They were setting up stages, lights and decorations. The festival goes on from 4th to 12th October, so I might persuade someone to go with me to see it.

We took a short walk on the Roman walls, which are a part of UNESCO. According to the UNESCO’s official website,

Roman Walls of Lugo

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.

On the Roman Walls

Besides walking around this beautiful and quiet city where you can only hear amazing music at the street corners, I also spent some time in a shop next to the Lugo Cathedral.

The shop is called Artesanía Triskel and it says on their website that “La casa de las brujas existe y está en Lugo”. What an awesome introduction! The interior was marvelous, but you’re not allowed to take any pictures.

You can, however, take as many pictures of the exterior as you want, and get some amazing gifts to take home with you.

So, visiting the “house of the witches” and not getting one for luck is definitely not an option! I got myself the Brujita de los Estudios for good luck with my studies 🙂 She’s on my keychain now. Imma name her Catuxa.

Here are some more pictures of Lugo before we head to the Playa de las Catedrales.

Playa de las Catedrales

Seeing the coast of the ocean, tasting the salt in the air and smelling that ocean scent is a literal paradise for me. Playa de las Catedrales and the little wooden walking trail that connects the beaches when you can’t go down there is a perfect place for the artists. Sitting there, being inspired and calmed down by the sound of the waves, finding a little hidden corner for yourself to sit in peace, feel the breeze on your cheeks, soak all that beauty in… I wish I could put that place in my pocket and carry with me so I can go back to it whenever I feel overwhelmed or lost in the rest of the world.


Among many marvels on this beach, we also found this:

Goose barnacle

I first thought it’s a sort of a shell, just there in the wall, but it looked like pincers and I was so intrigued by it, so I googled it, and apparently, these are the gooseneck barnacle. It’s like a crab species, apparently a delicacy here in Galicia, and very expensive.

All in all, it was a beautiful day, I met a new friend, she’s also a Pisces, and we were both so happy to be home, that is – by the ocean. 🙂

Okay, thanks, bye!

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