About La Coruña
Geography distinguishes La Coruña from other cities in Galicia, with its historic center built on a cape, surrounded by beaches and a busy port. Above the city, the Romanesque Torre de Hércules contrasts starkly with the modern atmosphere of this Spanish metropolis by the sea.
Must see in A Coruña
Tower of Hercules
The Tower of Hercules is an ancient Roman lighthouse on a peninsula about from the centre of A Coruña, Galicia, in north-western Spain. Its total height is 57 meters and dates back to the 1st century AD. It has the privilege of being the only Roman lighthouse and the oldest in operation in the world. It is the third tallest lighthouse in Spain and has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Its views from above of the entire Coruña are impressive. It is an essential of this city, without a doubt you have to visit it.
Mount of San Pedro
If you have already been to La Coruña but have never visited Monte De San Pedro, you have to return to the Herculean city to see it, from above, the best possible views of the beautiful northern city of Galicia.
Maria Pita Square
Beautiful square where the town hall is located, a beautiful building and the statue of Maria Pita, an important person for the city.Site that to be visited before entering the old town.
San Antón Castle
This old castle was a military prison and was an island, currently it is perfectly connected to mainland. It is an archaeological museum with important pieces of gold from Celtic goldsmithing and various archaeological remains including the full-scale reproduction of a leather and wood barge.
MEGA Estrella Galicia Museum
I really wanted to visit this museum, and the expectations I had (which were high due to the opinions already received), were far exceeded! And what about the final tasting … the icing on the cake of this great experience!
Church of Santiago Apóstol
This beautiful Romanesque church is located in the old town of La Coruña, dating from the end of the 12th century, although it has undergone subsequent renovations. From its exterior, it is worth highlighting the rose window and the cover of the western façade, built between the 15th and 16th centuries, on whose tympanum there is an image of Santiago on horseback.