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The Spanish Arch, Galway
(2.9/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We went by chance, and the truth is that the very rich, price of food as all main course about €15, salmon baked buenisimo and fish and chips also,
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  • This is a lively spot right in the heart of the City but two things are a disappointment and that is the roads are confusing and the Indian restaurants are expensive and a complete let down! There are...  more »
  • Expect me more than something that have so named, in the end is a stone arch that if not tell you that it's the monument than you whole.
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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.