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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  • August 17, 2017
    Somehow we were a little disappointed in the Spanish Arch. I don't know why, but after seeing it on the may, and the signs directing the way, we expected something a little more special. That said, I'...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Good mood here. You almost forget that it is at the westernmost point of Europe. The community supports the bustle on the promenade, and makes a proper way with their entmüllungsbestrebungen.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It has no more than the historical meaning rlacionado with commercial transactions between Ireland and Spain in the 27TH and 18th centuries. At his side is the Museum d ela town. Also overrated.
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  • June 9, 2017
    Nice area, good little historical site. Had a small construction area which took away, and the sea smell wasn't great (though this isn't constant) and close proximity to the free Galway museum. Nice place.
  • May 29, 2017
    The Latin Quarter... old, historical and beautiful to sit around on a sunny day.. also a 2 second stroll from the Salthouse
  • June 7, 2017
    More free things to do in Galway! And possibly the best thing to do in Galway during the summer is have a picnic at the arch. It's at the end of the Latin Quarter so it's a perfect place to get some rare Irish sun in the summer before heading to a pub in the evening. Check out the history of the Spanish Arch and Spain and Galway before visiting!
  • June 12, 2017
    Ordinary old arch. We cannot know understand if we don't know about the history.
  • June 14, 2017
    Great place to hangout / picnic / drink after roaming the streets. So many swans too.

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Stay at the center of Ireland's "Most Irish City," Galway City, by booking a hotel or hostel near Eyre Square, from which all city sights are walkable. If you prefer accommodation with more character, stay at a charming guesthouse or bed and breakfast just outside of the center, or look for lodging in the city's Latin Quarter, a bohemian neighborhood lined with cafes, galleries, and pubs. If you want to explore Galway County, book accommodations in the city, since it's a tourism and transportation hub on the West Coast. If you prefer the quiet countryside, seek out small, family-owned guesthouses on the Aran Islands or a cottage on the Connemara Peninsula.
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