The capital of its province and located inland from the Galician coast, Lugo is a beautiful city with a rich cultural and historical background. Its historical importance is mainly ecclesiastical and was known to be founded by the Celts. Lugo used to be the most important Roman town in Galicia, and went onto become one of two capitals in the province. When the Romans occupied the city in 13 B.C, they built a wall to protect the city, and you can still visit the cathedral which stands within the walls. The wall had many modifications over the years but is still the most prominent symbol of the city. Lugo became the administrative unit run by a Bishop at the end of the 5th century but soon went into decline and by the 8th century was in need of revival. It had unwanted problems from the Vikings and the Moors who both set the city on fire. Today, the citys population is 85,000 habitants.
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