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The Spanish Arch, Galway
Categories: Bridges, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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As an attraction itself, the Spanish Arch is not much to write home about, but the history behind it is where the interest lies. It actually has nothing to do with Spain, but is an extension of the or... read more »
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The Spanish Arch is beautiful to look at and its history is great to ponder. A gem among all the shops, pubs, and eateries.
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.
It was raining when we visited there. Select a good weather to go there. It was built in 1584. Imagine you were playing an character in GOT.
Great place to chill out on a sunny day and have a few cans
Few cans and a smoke in sparch = heaven on earth 👌😍🌈
Great spot for cans!
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