The Provincial Council of Lugo – Galicia, Spain – officially joined the rurAllure project as an associate partner! The agreement was signed by José Tomé Roca, president of the Lugo Provincial Council.
Lugo Province will be involved in the pilot project “Literary Heritage on the Ways to Santiago”, contributing to the identification of needs and opportunities for the promotion of heritage sites in the vicinity of Saint James’ Ways, in particularly the French, North and Winter Ways.
A land with century-old traditions of welcoming pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela, Lugo Province will offer valuable expertise in promoting the project and its activities related to culture, tourism, pilgrimage and rural development, as well as ensuring access to important bibliographical and digital resources.
With this important agreement, the rurAllure project gains a new ally that represents a particularly interesting environment from the cultural and historic points of view, with an incredible heritage to be discovered by pilgrims passing through.
Indeed, Lugo has ancient origins: founded by the Romans between 26 and 12 BC in honor of Augustus (hence the original name of Lucus Augusti), today it is the only city in the world to be surrounded by completely intact Roman walls. Lugo’s city wall reaches a height of 10 to 15 m along a 2117 m circuit ringed with 71 towers and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Apart from this historic and architectural jewel, Lugo boasts other masterpieces such as the Cathedral dedicated to St. Mary , the Roman Bridge over Minho River, the Convent and church of St. Francis – which houses the Provincial Museum – and the Rosalía de Castro Park, dedicated to the famous Galician poet.
A rich heritage that, thanks to the collaboration with the rurAllure project, will be involved in the innovative strategies of connecting pilgrims with the extended cultural heritage offer.