Galway

In October 2013 I decided to visit Galway, it is a growing city thanks to its two universities that attract students from all over the world. The city can be visited in a day.

It is a perfect city to walk, without using any kind of transport.

The best months to visit the city are the Summer months since the temperatures are very pleasant, the rains as in all of Ireland are present all year round so it is likely that one day it will rain.

These are the main places to see in Galway:

Shop Street

It is the main and most commercial street in Galway.

In it you can enjoy magnificent pubs and street musicians.

In its route highlights the Lynh Castle.

Lynch Castle

Lynch Castle, located between Shop Street and Abbeygate Street, now houses the AIB Bank.

It is a striking example of a medieval fortified house.

Built by the powerful Lynch family as protection against raids. The Lynch, of Anglo-Norman descent, were one of the powerful 14 tribes that ruled Galway.

St. Nicholas Church

Built in the 14th century, its name is in honor of the patron of the people of the sea.

On Saturdays, the Galway market is celebrated in the outskirts where you can buy food, clothing and crafts.

Galway City Museum

Founded in 2006 next to the Spanish Arch, the previous museum of the city was located in Comerford House.

It has an immense collection of medieval Galway era and fishing tools.

You can visit for free.

The Spanish Arch

Located on the left bank of the Corrib River, The Spanish Arch is one of the historical gems of Galway, dating from the pre-medieval era.

It was built in 1584 but it is an extension of the wall built by the Normans of the 12th century.

It is believed that this name is a reference to the old merchant trade with Spain and the Spanish galleons.