Spanish Arch

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The Spanish Arch is an arch in Galway, Ireland. It is one of two arches in the city that was part of the city wall of Galway. The arch was constructed in 1584 during an expansion of the city wall that's purpose was to stop ships from looting. The Spanish Arch is, a misconception, as there is no proven association between the Spanish in Galway and the building of the Arch. The Arch features a wooden sculpture, called Madonna of the Quays, which was sculpted by the well-known artist, Claire Sheridan.

Getting there

The arch is situated in the city centre of Galway on the bank of the River Corrib. The 401 bus stops close to the arch.

Opening Times and Admission

The arch is situated in a public space, the exterior of the arch is free to visit at any hour of any day.

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