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Address: Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 91 563 081
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Lovely Place to While Away The Time

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 week ago 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't out this on the top of things to do in Galway. Sure, walk through, and then you're done. I'd give this visit about 15 mins if you're interested in taking pics, etc.

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Thank Marthead
Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard this was a must visit from friends. We were very disappointed when we saw the arch itself, really not a lot to it. You might as well walk under it on your way to the Galway museum as it's right beside it but not something to go out of your way for.

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Thank JenandNeil365
Paso Robles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here on a rainy cold day so perhaps that colors things. The Arch and the area around it were pretty dead in the afternoon with very few people hanging around. Walking through it however was interesting, especially after reading and learning about the history involved. It looked like there was an interesting place to eat right in the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a lively spot right in the heart of the City but two things are a disappointment and that is the roads are confusing and the Indian restaurants are expensive and a complete let down! There are three of them located in that area and all are very bad!

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited the Arch after completing the city bus tour. If you appreciate old architecture then it's certainly something worth visiting. We walked through the arch and around the quayside discovering some hidden shops and a restaurant, worth a little visit if you're nearby for a photo opportunity with a piece of history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Beautiful view of the bay where locals hangout by the grass and it is very close to all the restaurants and bars.

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