About Arde Lucus festival
Lugo is surrounded by intact Roman walls that stand 10 to 15 metres high and were built in the 3rd to 4th centuries.
It’s the finest example of it’s kind in Western Europe. In 2000 it was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
To celebrate this fact the locals held an event, which has grown in popularity with almost a 1 million visitors now joining the local population for the annual festivities.
Rich in history, Lugo has been home to the Celts, a center for pilgramages in the Middle Ages as well as a fortified Roman town.
So don your toga or gladiator gear and join the three days of Roman-times fun and festivities.
During Arde Lucus you can enjoy banquets, burnings, artisan markets, Celtic weddings, Roman circuses, contests, games, battles, music, dance, parades, military camps and so much more.