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The Spanish Arch

Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 569 600
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Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 569 600
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Spanish Arch is of historic significance. It is the end of the city walls which were extended all the way to the edge of the Quay in 1584. It was also damaged by a tsunami, of all things, generated from the famous 1755 Lisbon...More

Thank AlexanderD
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must see place in Galway specially during sunny days. Great place to take some fresh air and have a good time surrounded by cute swams and birds.

Thank Thaïs M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... it’s right between the harbour and the Latin Quarter so it’s not out of the way and it points to the history of Galway being the last port for the Spanish ships sailing to the New World. The Latin Quarter itself is named after...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While it's nice this leftover bit from the old city walls survived more than 400 years, in the scheme of things - a country full of old stone construction - it isn't very impressive. A few minutes is all you need to appreciate it as...More

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s interesting specially due to its location next to the river and entrance to the city centre. So it’s handy, and nice to look at for 5 minutes, and then you move on.

Thank Dutch-Mikey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The spanish arch was the 1st stop on our Itinerary . First off, it's free so that's always good. The arch is impressive and a great place to start you walk down Quay st.

Thank EricaCherch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s worth the 10 or so minutes it takes to walk down to the arch from Tourist Central in Quay St. But it only takes 30 seconds to appreciate it before you head back to one of the 50 pubs for another Guinness.

Thank SeanKennaway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked through the "Latin quarter" passing many super eating places to see the 400 year old Spanish Arches on the quayside.

Thank ambrose214
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is historical arch dating back to 16th century is a good starting point to begin your exploration of downtown. Nothing special but has a nice waterfront setting. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very historical and picturesque. Lots of happy people. Really a positive great place. Fun just to hang out here.

Thank Barry C
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