Book a Hotel near Spanish Arch

The Spanish Arch was built in 1584 and stands next to the River Corrib in Galway where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. The arch was built as an extension of the city wall from Martin’s Tower to the river. In 1755, the arches were somewhat destroyed by the Lisbon earthquake tsunami.

The 12th century Norman built wall once housed soldiers that would have kept watch and manned various cannons on the roof. It was once known as the head of the wall, but now the Spanish Arch due to the former merchant trade that occurred with Spain. Since the partial destruction by the tsunami, a museum was built directly behind the arch called the Galway City Museum. This is a folk museum consisting of a large number of fishing artefacts, farm tools and military material including firearms. Upon entering the museum, you will smell the turf fire burning trout from Lough Corrib, a real authentic, Irish historical experience.

Maldron Oranmore

15 minutes by car

Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway is a family orientated hotel located just off the N18. The airy, modern and spacious rooms come with complimentary WiFi and parking as well as use of the leisure centre and swimming pool, making it the perfect location for a break any time of the year. Throughout the holidays, the hotel offers a Crafty Kids Club for all little VIPs. Facilitating six small to medium-sized meeting rooms, Maldron Hotel Oranmore is also the perfect place to do business.

Maldron Hotel Oranmore is just a 15-minute drive from the Spanish Arch. You can also use the bus routes 51, 401, 404 or the 350 which get you there in approximately 35 minutes

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Maldron Sandy Road

8 minutes by car

Conveniently located only a 3km walk from the city’s main sights and attractions, Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway is the perfect base when exploring the vibrant city of Galway. The spacious, modern and comfortable accommodation comes with complimentary WiFi, underground parking and use of the gym. Also, make sure to enjoy some delicious dining or drinks at the newly refurbished Grain & Grill restaurant. Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is easily accessible via M17, M18 and M4.

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is located an 8-minute drive away from the Spanish Arch. You can use the bus route 407 which will get you there in about 18 minutes.

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