Modern-day society could learn something from the history of religions in Spain. For a long period of time, Spain was known for its 'convivencia' or the co-habitation and amiable terms among the various religious groups. The Muslims and Christians, in particular, had very good relations and directly impacted the culture of one another.
Lugo is the last place in all of Europe to still have the remnants of a 'Moreía,' the place where the Muslims predominantly lived. Around the Morería there is a fortified wall built from flat stones. It gives off the appearance of a sort of tower with the curves and swells of the walls. We walked on top of the wall, gaining a birds-eye (or more like a very large giraffe's-eye) view of the city.
We continued walking until we reached the cathedral in Lugo. We happened to enter during the mass, and were able to witness a portion of the proceedings. I made the unfortunate mistake of taking a picture during what was apparently the Eucharist and had to face the perpetual glare of the priests leading the mass. I didn't make that mistake twice, even though my fingers itched to snap a thousand photos more.
It was nice to see a church get some use, since I had been feeling a little disheartened and empty seeing church after church used merely as a tourist trap. We then had some free time and wandered the city, finding a cute cafe with sweets sugary enough to make your teeth fall out. We loaded on to the bus, starting to perk up, onto our next destination: Las Médulas.