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Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
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All reviews piece of history galway city worth a visit watch the world sunny day corrib landmark architecture century stroll stone river quays pint ireland pubs
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Another great location to walk around, view Ireland's beauty and take in some other sites in the area like the museum or Galway's shopping area.

Thank StephV44
Reviewed 6 days ago

The arch is located on the quayside in Galway and is a well known local landmark. Medieval connections with Spanish traders. Good for a photo. Don't miss the city museum, which is adjacent, and has a Galway Hooker boat on display. There is a car...More

Thank Solway73
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing the Spanish Arch was nice, but it is a quick visit. The surrounding area is a calm place to relax on a nice day near the water.

Thank Patty J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locally known as the "Sparch," its one of Galway's favorite spots for its residents on a warm summers day! There's no better place! The powerful flowing waters of the River Corrib, the sun laying down a blistering blanket of heat and an atmosphere that's all...More

Thank Keith D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Spanish arch is a couple minutes of your time to inspect. Not much here but the park on the river overlooking Salt Hill is a good place to reflect and enjoy the breeze and the view.

Thank Nace3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Listen, if you're like me, you like to get some history and culture into your trips. This can be a quick stop along the way. I always think its worth investing time to see some history and gain some perspective. Its along the water, and...More

Thank AnywhereIn4Days
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have time in Galway, definitely walk around and try to visit the Spanish Arch. Great place along the Bay and something fun to do.

Thank nidhiashishgupta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting to see some of the old wall preserved and the arch forming part of the river walk. It can be part of your visit to the museum.

Thank Chris K
Reviewed September 14, 2018

There is not much to see here. The park, dock and Museum which are all adjacent to the Arch had more interest for me. The dock is very scenic an often has musicians playing for tips. This a tourist area but not a great place...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

The Spanish Arch dates from the 16th century. The Arch is an extension of Galway's city walls, designed to protect the quays. You can walk through it, it's worth seeing. The Arch isn't really Spanish, it's just a name that stuck. The Arch is close...More

Thank Jeffry B
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