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Address: Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
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The Spanish Arch, and the Long Walk that passes through it and along the River Corrib, are underwhelming. The arch itself is mildly impressive, but the "Long Walk" is only about... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really cool little spot right by the river. Spent some time there and just hung out with local people. I didn't get into too much of the history but just loved sitting around and observing it's age through it's construction. It was a nice place to hang out and have a beer. The Challenge Triathlon race actually went through it... More 

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Thank Christopher J
Tipperary, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Needs your added imagination to make it live. A neglected aspect of the city, it could do with a little TLC.

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Thank Paul H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking to kill time in Galway take a stroll down to the Spanish Arch. You can continue on and wander out to Salthill. It is well worth it.

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Thank Gearoid K
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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Spanish Arch, and the Long Walk that passes through it and along the River Corrib, are underwhelming. The arch itself is mildly impressive, but the "Long Walk" is only about 250 meters, with no impressive vistas granted at the end. If you have nothing else to do it might be worth the walk, but I'd recommend the Salthill Promenade... More 

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Thank Victor P
Mullingar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two arches here. The Spanish arch and the blind arch. They date from 1584. There was a lot of trade with Spain in those days. This is very noticeable in some of the local population with their black hair and Spanish appearance.

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Thank CoppoMullingar
She Oaks, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to see - won't take much of your time, but gives a glimpse of times gone by. Right next to the Galway museum, which is not too loaded with artifacts etc, but gives one an understanding of the Irish 'Troubles'.

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Thank David N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Most people that visit the Spanish Arch, stop right at it. The best part is the walk, restaurant, and scenery past it.

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Thank Jeffrey F
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I love the Spanish Arch and always try to build in time to sit there awhile and chill when in Galway. Good place to go with a coffee and newspaper or just to relax or people watch. Usually a good vibe, especially in summer when locals sit in the sun overlooking the water and watch the swans. Often good street... More 

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Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is right in the center, so one can't miss it. I didn't find it to be extremely impressive but it is well worth a look

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I did not know that Spain had invaded Ireland, so after seeing this we began to look for more evidence of their presence. Quite interesting.

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