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Lugo is a city in Galicia, in the north-west of Spain. It has a population of around 100,000 people, and is home to a considerable student population with a campus of the nearby University of Santiago de Compostela to the south of the city centre. The city is well known for it's historic roman walls which circle the old town, reaching a height of almost 15 metres - they are still in excellent condition, and remain completely intact. Their historic status is recognised internationally, and form a UNESCO world heritage site.
The city was founded between the years 26 and 12 AD, by Paulo Fabio Máximo.
By air, the closest airport is Lavacolla  (ICAO: LEST, IATA: SCQ), about two hours by bus away. Empresa Freire  operates a regular bus service to and from Santiago de Compostela, with a stop at the airport.
The following companies operate currently at this airport:
RENFE has a train station in the city, which connects Lugo by rail to the rest of Spain.
Lugo is just off the A-6 national highway, which reaches from A Coruña in Galicia to Ponferrada and Madrid. It is also on the N-640 Galician route from Ourense to the northern coast at Ourense. Driving around town is relatively easy, however there are a number of one way streets which can be confusing. Much of the old town is pedestrianised, and as such off-limits to most drivers.
Lugo Bus Station (Praza Constitución) is just outside the old city walls, and serves a number of destinations.
The city is small, and the tourist centre is easily navigable by foot. Maps are available from tourist information offices and most hotels. Bus services operate to the outskirts.
The University of Santiago de Compostela has a campus in the town , to the south of the centre, which offers a number of programmes, including exchange opportunities for private students and those looking to study through existing exchange programmes such as Erasmus. They offer courses in:
The vast majority of bars will provide you with a small portion of food (tapa) with a drink order (even a soft drink), and with enough drinks often a sizeable amount of food can be had!
Lugo is a really safe place to visit like Galicia in general, however some caution never hurts (especially on the weekends at night).
For all emergencies dial 112.