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The Spanish Arch

Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
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Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the definitive landmark for Galway City. It is located where the Corrib River meets the sea, so the view is wide and worthwhile. Young people sit and canoodle on the banks near the Arch, while on the other side, or once through the...More

Thank Peripatetic9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love these old features and got some great personal photos taken. MUST SEE IF IN GALWAY CITY. Lots of fello tourists about and a lot of building and development work going on.

Thank Familyman1961
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Spanish arch is in the heart of Galway, next to the harbor. It was in easy walking distance of our hotel and we enjoyed seeing the Arch and local surrounding area. It is a busy place on the weekend, especially when the weather is...More

Thank Ed50_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grab something warm to drink and stop by after you visit the city museum. It’s interesting to see this much still standing from so long ago but much of it got destroyed from a storm a few years ago so don’t plan on spending a...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an arch from the 1500's. but that's it. Not big deal. It is right by the Galway City Museum. Stand under it and take a photo. That is all.

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Interesting historical old city gate on the river. The next door city museum is closed on Mondays which was a disappointment. Galway is a greta town and well worth a stay for a few days.

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I was expecting something special here, as it's a popular tourist attraction. You have to cross a very busy road and then walk around the side of the Galway City Museum and then onto the Spanish Arch, which was built in 1584 on the banks...More

Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Not a great deal to see but if you are wondering around Eyre Square, do look for the arches. Easy to see as you walk to Quay Street, especially on a nice day.

Thank travelingbeachbum00
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Going through the Arch you come to Ard Bia at Nimmos a wonderful place to have lunch and then continue to walk on the Long Walk. It's just around from the 'Latin Quarter', downtown Galway.

Thank joseph445
Reviewed 7 November 2017

As an American, to see such old historical landmarks is just amazing. This would appeal to your geeky side that appreciates history. Other than that, it is not much to report. I loved it; my husband wouldn't get of the car.

Thank ThereGoHappyPeople
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