The Spanish Arch

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Built in 1584 to protect the quays where Spanish ships unloaded cargoes of wines and brandies, the hefty stone arch is now the central feature of the newly restored Spanish Parade, a... Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The Spanish Arch is thought to be an extension of Galway's medieval city walls, designed to protect ships moored at the nearby quay while they unloaded goods from Spain, although it was... Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

The name is a reminder of the city's trading links with Spain. Full review →

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