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The Spanish Arch

Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's not a big deal but supposedly an attraction. Guess the age and history make it important. The pedestrian walkway nearby is really fun and touristy.

Thank Ka H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Too many medieval cities are completely erased by the passage of time, being built over or by being intentionally demolished to make way for progress. It's great to be able to see in person, to touch and to walk through such historic landmarks like Galway's...More

Thank Philip F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went in on a Thursday evening around 8:30...musicians were just winding up their final set. Place was crowded. Our party of five was ushered through the busy bar to a remote corner of the rear dining room. Our booth was directly below the loudspeaker. The...More

Thank 105joel
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's an arch, on a busy side street. If you walk too fast you will miss it. It's quaint, but don't go out of your way to find it.

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Perhaps the most unimpressive historical monument you can see. Supposedly a must-see in Galway, I don't know why. Maybe if you're really into history, and have a good guide, it's worth a visit.

Thank ugoren
Reviewed 6 days ago

This ancient archway, consisting of two arches, was built in 1584. You can walk through one of the arches, the one known as the Spanish Arch, while the other one, with a plaque naming it the Blind Arch, is closed. Above the arch through which...More

Thank Edmund R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the perfect place to relax and read in Galway, with shopping, good food, and street musicians nearby, you're in for a good time

Thank Chad C
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the irish in Galway ask if you've been to the Arch. Once you go, that really is all it is. An arch. A very historic one though. Once you walk under it you are headed down The Long Walk and then can continue on...More

Thank maryemannix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So ordinary looking, nothing special about it. Located in some corner where kids hang out while drinking so I was not really comfortable sitting there.

1  Thank Lea F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful part of Galway, reminds me of Spanish Asturias. must be some Spanish influnce there:) The atmosphere on the sunny spring day was amasing, lots of young people around. musicians of the top quality street singing, such a pleasant surprise!

Thank dunanna
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