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The Spanish Arch, Galway

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Originally an extension of the city wall as a measure to protect the city's quays, The Spanish Arch is now a stretch of old street where people stroll and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. During the daytime head here for lunch and ice cream, or at night for live music and a few drinks. Plan your The Spanish Arch visit and explore what else you can see and do in Galway using our Galway family vacation planner.
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  • A 16th Century Spanish archway is a great introduction to those from the "New World" of the history that is dotted throughout this ancient land.  more »
  • If you are interested in ancient or medieval history this might give you a slight idea what Galway looked like at that times.  more »
  • I would always have considered this a landmark site in Galway. My visit this time underwhelmed me. There is possible evidence of construction work in progress but with no evidence of workmen actively ...  more »
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  • This is a cool piece of history and a good reason to walk to this part of town. There are a few restaurants and shops near there. The arch itself is fairly small and underwhelming, but it is impressive in it's oldness. The view of the water is nice.
  • Really good place to hang out and meet new people. Especially enjoyable on summer evening. Now also has free wifi
  • I'm not sure why this is so recommended. Compared to other sights in Ireland, there is nothing to it. The area seems like a nice place to sit and hang out with friends when the weather is nice, that's about it.
  • The place may be looking very old but i think its more of a living testament of the history it beholds. It does looks so worn out but i think that makes it more natural. Its by the lakeside and right next to the galway museum. It wouldn't take much of your time to give it a quick peek.
  • Not much to see, if you like history it might be interesting to look at.