Galway is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Galway one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Galway is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Galway or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Galway. Explore the historical monuments of Galway with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Galway guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Galway page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Galway landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Galway.
#1 of 7 Historical Places in Galway | Added 15189 times in trip plans
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
This sombre, elegant and grand looking Catholic Church is the seat of the arch-diocese. It was also only built in the last century, yet every Galway tour will take you past here. Easily the most impressive building in a city that’s not exactly famous for it’s architecture, the church tries hard to fill every possible requirement of beau...
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Kinvarra, Co. Galway, Ireland
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
What would you do if you had a big old castle lying about the place? Turn it into dinner theatre, of course. You didn’t expect this in your list of things to do in Galway did you? In summer, the grounds of this tower house are thrown open to tourists to have a quick look-see, but that’s not when the real fun goes down. No that’s i...
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Lynch's Castle, Shop St, Galway. Ireland
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
With a construction that dates back to the year 1490, Lynch's Castle stands tall as a former abode of the family that ruled the city for the longest time ever. The Lynch family, to be precise, lived in this medieval structure which today is credited to be one of the oldest town houses of Galway. There are no designated tours or tour guides to show ...
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Quincentennial Park, Salthill, Galway
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This is a rare kind of garden – one to commemorate those who donated their organs. There is something mystic, something spiritual about it, but that is hard to describe. Birdsong fills the air. There is a nice artificial waterfall. The sculptures that commemorate are beautifully carved and carry inspirational quotes on the generosity of the h...
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Custom House, Druid Lane. Galway, Republic of Ireland
09:30 am - 04:45 pm
When the Office of Public Works tried to expand operation onto this site in 1997, they got the surprise of their life – archaeological remains of a 13th century building that had fallen into ruins, been built over, and forgotten.
And yet, once upon a time, this used to be an important medieval building. It was owned by the Anglo-Norman De Bur...
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Fisheries Tower, Wolfe Tone Bridge, Co. Galway, Ireland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This museum tower, dedicated to the history of fishing in Galway, and the only one of its kind in Ireland, was established on 1850s. Over the years, it fell into disrepair and was almost demolished. However, locals who recognised its architectural and historical heritage were determined to save it; after a long period of renovation, the cute tower ...
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Kirwan's Ln, Galway, Ireland
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hands down the best restaurant-bar in Galway. Kirwan’s Lane is famed for its delicious Seafood Bar (sometime people drive over from surrounding towns just for that). And it’s not just the seasonal seafood – meat and veggie dishes are just as carefully prepared using the best locally grown produce. The cuisine is very modern Irish,...