Province of Lugo
Lugo province is in the north-western part of Galicia and is bordered by the region of Asturias and the region of Castile and Leon to the east and in the north by the Cantabrian Sea (Bay of Biscay).
Lugo is the capital of the province and principal centre of population in what is a mainly rural province. Lugo dates back to Celtic times and was an important centre (along with Braga and Astorga) during the romans. Lugo is famous for its Roman walls which completely enclose the city and for its Cathedral.
The province is extremely diverse as there are stunning and remote mountains and more developed resorts along the northern coast. Cebreiro is renowned for being home of an ancient, Celtic settlement of thatched stone huts (pallozas). This part of the province is heavily influenced by St. James Way (Camino de Santiago) where there are plenty of restored monasteries for pilgrims to stay the night. Other places worth stopping to see on the northern coast include Ribadeo, Viveiro, Ortigueira, Porto do Barqueiro, Porto de Vares and Cedeira. In summer Foz and Burela are pretty lively resorts to go for a drink and great meal.
There are 67 municipalities in Lugo province:
Abadín Alfoz Antas de Ulla Baleira Baralla Barreiros Becerreá Begonte Bóveda Burela Carballedo Castro de Rei Castroverde Cervantes Cervo O Corgo Cospeito Chantada Folgoso do Courel A Fonsagrada Foz Friol Guitiriz Guntín O Incio Láncara Lourenzá Lugo Meira Mondoñedo Monforte de Lemos Monterroso Muras Navia de Suarna Negueira de Muñiz As Nogais Ourol Outeiro de Rei Palas de Rei Pantón Paradela O Páramo A Pastoriza Pedrafita do Cebreiro A Pobra do Brollón Pol 2A Pontenova Portomarín Quiroga Rábade Ribadeo Ribas de Sil Ribeira de Piquín Riotorto Samos Sarria O Saviñao Sober Taboada Trabada Triacastela O Valadouro O Vicedo Vilalba Viveiro Xermade Xove
Lugo is featured in My Guide Galicia's current, recommended Top 10 places to visit in Galicia. The wines of the area are also covered in more detail under Galician Wines.