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Hidden In Plain Sight: The Interactive Museum of the History of Lugo

The Interactive Museum of the History of Lugo is a recently completed project from Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Disguised as a rusted industrial site on the outskirts of the ancient Spanish city, the real gem is just below the surface. Tucked beneath the sprawling green lawn, visitors enter through a spiral staircase to discover an ultra-modern space that is otherwise completely concealed.

Built to house exhibits reflecting the northwestern city's two millennia of history, the new museum features videos, images and artifacts that touch on the unique heritage of the region. Originally founded by Celtic inhabitants, Lugo was an important site for the Romans and the Visigoths for several centuries. It is the only city in the world that is surrounded by completely intact Roman walls. With such deep cultural and historical roots, the innovative museum buried beneath the surface is the perfect site to celebrate Lugo's exceptional story.

Photos: Fernando Alda & Roland Halbe

Categories: architecture & design, hidden gems, spain

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