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Address: Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
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Spanish Arch Galway, its ok

Part of an old wall to protect the city, its ok but do not loose sleep if you do not go to see it. There are better examples of city walls.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Peter S
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Part of an old wall to protect the city, its ok but do not loose sleep if you do not go to see it. There are better examples of city walls.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The name sounds better than what the place is: a ruin. I'm sure people who love Irish history would enjoy this more, but for a casual traveler you can give this a pass.

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The park surrounding the arch is a great place to take a break from sight-seeing. You'll see folks sitting/laying on the grass, relaxing.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

walking thru the arch at night was beautiful. there were groups hanging out socializing and playing music. a very fun, safe and entertaining atmosphere.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

In fairness, I have only a passing interest in history, but I was not impressed by the arch. That said, it is so close to main points of interest in Galway, and river next to it is so nice to walk along, if you are there, you may as well wander over to the arch. A plaque gives an overview... More 

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berkeley california
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

A nice place to walk by when in the City. Right by the water this is a great historic piece of architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We spent quite a bit of time in this historic area of Galway. Beside the river Corrib, it is alive with activity - especially on a sunny evening - with young people in the majority. It is typical of all walled cities - many of which I have visited (including Londonderry, N. Ireland). A genuine piece of Irish/Spanish history, built... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We walked down to one of the four arches that was closest to the Long Walk leading out to Galway Bay. This is a must see for those who enjoy historical places.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Perfect place for a picnic looking out at the Claddagh and the river Corrib. This landmark is in the city near tourist shops, restaurants and the Galway city museum. Gorgeous area at any time of day. Markets are set up regularly as part of festivals also.

Thank Shona M
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Just outside the Latin Quarter, adjacent to the museum. You'll likely be passing by the Jurys Inn across the street and look over to see the Spanish Arch. The museum is adjacent to teh arch.

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