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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Afterall this is an archway (maybe a few) which were built in the 15th century, but the name suggests that there must have been a fair amount of contact with sailors and traders from Spain. The brickwork construction is the interesting part

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank raymondpearce83
Reviewed 28 November 2018

The Spanish Arch was touted as THE Architectural wonder to see in Galway, We were quite surprised to find it is really just a short tunnel on an overpass. Well we checked this off the list!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LollysLook
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

The Spanish arch is not to be missed and borders on Galway Bay and the River Corib and has parts of the old town walls and is close to the monument to Christopher Columbus donated to the City of Galway by the City of Genoa...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sexybaby7399
Reviewed 27 October 2018

The Spanish Arch is a busy centre of activities where students meet tourists. Great look on the Corrib and the Galway Bay. Close to Spanish Arch you will find numerous of Galway's finest restaurants and shops.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Heinz Peter N
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Pretty architecture to visit. At the end of the Main Street in Galway. On the water. Learn the history by visiting the Galway museum. It’s free to visit and a great museum. It’s right behind the Spanish Arch.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PSimms
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

If in Galway, why wouldn’t you walk to see it. Its near the main area. It’s a free sightseeing trip! It’s history of Galway, my kids loved going through the arch. My eldest was excited as it was in his book we read about Ireland....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Carla T
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Another great location to walk around, view Ireland's beauty and take in some other sites in the area like the museum or Galway's shopping area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StephV44
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The arch is located on the quayside in Galway and is a well known local landmark. Medieval connections with Spanish traders. Good for a photo. Don't miss the city museum, which is adjacent, and has a Galway Hooker boat on display. There is a car...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Solway73
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Seeing the Spanish Arch was nice, but it is a quick visit. The surrounding area is a calm place to relax on a nice day near the water.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patty J
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Locally known as the "Sparch," its one of Galway's favorite spots for its residents on a warm summers day! There's no better place! The powerful flowing waters of the River Corrib, the sun laying down a blistering blanket of heat and an atmosphere that's all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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