The Lugo municipality stretches along over 330 sq. km (127 sq. mi), so it is one of the largest municipalities within the Galicia autonomous region, and it has a population of 90,000 inhabitants.
Lugo province has no airport but it can be reached through the airports of Santiago de Compostela and Corunna. The company Freire offer bus service between Santiago de Compostela airport and Lugo. Buses depart from Lavacolla at 7:05, 9:20, 11:05, 12:50, 16:05, 18:35, 20:05 and from Lugo to the airport at 7:00, 9:30, 11:00, 13:15, 14:30, 17:00, 19:30. The journey takes just 1h 40 minutes.
Long-distance railway services are available. Lugo can be reached from Barcelona, Madrid, Irún and Bilbao.
It is an area surrounded by wavy, old and not very high mountains, so it is quite easy to move around and beyond the region. There are suburban and urban buses, train and taxi services.
Lugo’s culinary offer is quite wide. Although its traditional cooking is based on veal and pork, visitors may also taste excellent fish and seafood in any city restaurant. The most popular typical dish is the Galician “lacón con grelos” (pork shoulder cooked with turnip, potatoes and chorizo).
Octopus is the king of every Galician fest (sliced in pieces, paprika and salt marinated and sprayed with olive oil). Other popular dishes are the “empanadas”: a thin stuffed bread-like pastry. They can be filled with meat, bonito, scallops, cockles, octopus, although the typical empanadas in Lugo are those stuffed with “zorza” (pork), loin, eels, bacon and apples. Traditional desserts are: strawberries, “os freixós” and local cheese.
General recommendations are given to the visitors like carrying the required money when going out and not the total amount taken for the holidays, also precautions need to be taken in busy places to prevent possible thefts.