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Address: Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
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It's not a big deal but supposedly an attraction. Guess the age and history make it important. The pedestrian walkway nearby is really fun and touristy.

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Ka H
Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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85 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's not a big deal but supposedly an attraction. Guess the age and history make it important. The pedestrian walkway nearby is really fun and touristy.

Thank Ka H
Germantown, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Too many medieval cities are completely erased by the passage of time, being built over or by being intentionally demolished to make way for progress. It's great to be able to see in person, to touch and to walk through such historic landmarks like Galway's Spanish Arch and a section of the old city wall.

Thank Philip F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went in on a Thursday evening around 8:30...musicians were just winding up their final set. Place was crowded. Our party of five was ushered through the busy bar to a remote corner of the rear dining room. Our booth was directly below the loudspeaker. The volume of the piped-in music was overwhelming....making conversation difficult. Server came to our table promptly... More 

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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's an arch, on a busy side street. If you walk too fast you will miss it. It's quaint, but don't go out of your way to find it.

Thank Cindy M
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perhaps the most unimpressive historical monument you can see. Supposedly a must-see in Galway, I don't know why. Maybe if you're really into history, and have a good guide, it's worth a visit.

Thank ugoren
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This ancient archway, consisting of two arches, was built in 1584. You can walk through one of the arches, the one known as the Spanish Arch, while the other one, with a plaque naming it the Blind Arch, is closed. Above the arch through which you can walk there is a plaque saying "The Spanish Arch. One of four arches... More 

Thank Edmund R
Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the perfect place to relax and read in Galway, with shopping, good food, and street musicians nearby, you're in for a good time

Thank Chad C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All the irish in Galway ask if you've been to the Arch. Once you go, that really is all it is. An arch. A very historic one though. Once you walk under it you are headed down The Long Walk and then can continue on to the docks. It is a nice place for a liesurely stroll. And hey you... More 

Thank maryemannix
Torrance, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So ordinary looking, nothing special about it. Located in some corner where kids hang out while drinking so I was not really comfortable sitting there.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful part of Galway, reminds me of Spanish Asturias. must be some Spanish influnce there:) The atmosphere on the sunny spring day was amasing, lots of young people around. musicians of the top quality street singing, such a pleasant surprise!

Thank dunanna

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