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A Coruña (La Coruna) Attractions

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Tower of Hercules 5.0 stars
Cape, Lighthouse - #1 of 50
The Torre de Hercules (Hercules Tower) is the symbol of the city of A Coruña, my hometown. This beautiful Ancient lighthouse built in the 2nd Century during Roman times has survived the times and a few changes in its exterior structure and ... [more ]
Paseo de los Menhires 5.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #2 of 50
This is one of the most beautiful areas within the parque de la Torre. The menhires are light gray granite structures located in a flat field with gorgeous views to the Atlantic as well as the neighbor coast of Mera and Santa Cruz. The menhires ... [more ]
Ciudad Vieja 4.0 stars
Quarter - #3 of 50
What I love the most about the Ciudad Vieja (Old town) in A Coruña is that here you will find medieval squares, fountains and churches intact. There are so many beautiful details merging with the urban face of the town. I absolutely love the ... [more ]
Teatro Colón 4.0 stars
Opera, Theatre, Concert Hall - #4 of 50
The Teatro Colon is located in the city center and was one of the most important theaters in the early 1900´s. For many decades theater was not so popular so it mainly worked as a cinema. Now it is a modern theater where you can enjoy many of the ... [more ]
San Amaro 4.0 stars
Beach - #5 of 50
If you want to experience how it feels to be an ice cube you can come an swim at this beach. Winter is definitely not an option but even in summer is absolutely freezing. The beach is quite small but very popular as it is quite protected from the ... [more ]
Obelisco 4.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #6 of 50
El Obelisco is a small clock tower in the city center at the Cantón Grande. This small clock dates from the end of the 19th century and it was built as homage to a member of the Galician Senate (Linares Rivas) who always supported A Coruña. The ... [more ]
Palacio de Exposiciones Kiosco Alfonso 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #7 of 50
Kiosco Alfonso is one of the most beautiful and picturesque buildings in A Coruña. You will not miss its beautiful baroque facade while walking in the park. Built in 1817 it is now home for many lovely exhibitions. Last time I visited they had a ... [more ]
Batalla Naval 4.0 stars
Entertainment, Festival, Amusement Park - #8 of 50
The traditional Batalla Naval (Naval Battle) is a firework show in the waters of the Atlantic commemorating every August the victorious defense of the people of A Coruña against Francis Drake´s navy. The shows starts at around 11pm and thousands ... [more ]
Casa de las Ciencias 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #9 of 50
As I walked in the Casa de las Ciencias or (House of Science) the first thing I saw was an impacting Foucalt pendulum hanging from the top of the ceiling, swinging softly from one side to the other. Each floor of the museum had a different theme, ... [more ]
Las Galerias de la Marina 4.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #10 of 50
One of the most remarkable images of A Coruña are the beautiful glass window gallery facades at Avenida de la Marina, by the port. This beautiful and unique fisherman old houses reflect the light and the water in a stunning way. The "Galerias" ... [more ]
Colegiata de Santa Maria del Campo 4.0 stars
Church, Cathedral, Chapel - #11 of 50
It is hard to imagine that this lovely church located in the heart of the Ciudad Vieja (old quarter) was called "del Campo" (of the fields) because in the 12 century, when it was built, this area was just surrounded fields. I really love the ... [more ]
Estatua de los Surfistas 4.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #12 of 50
In one of the stops of the tram along the Paseo Maritimo or promenade there are two bronze statues of surfers on water, creating the Monument to the surfers of the Atlantic. As surfing is quite popular in the Orzan beach they placed this statue ... [more ]
El Matadero 4.0 stars
Beach - #13 of 50
Matadero is the smallest of the Riazor-Orzan combination of urban beaches along the Paseo Maritimo or promenade. The only access to the beach was a staircase from the promenade. This beach is really tiny but wide so it is the one that is best ... [more ]
Maria Pita Monument 4.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #14 of 50
Maria Pita was an important heroine in the history of A Coruña. Back in 1589 the city was attacked by not other than the famous Sir Frances Drake. After a few days of fight and with almost the local Spanish army destroyed only woman and children ... [more ]
Dolmens Monument 4.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #15 of 50
Although the dolmens at the parque de la torre are not original ones, this is a monument that remembers those that are located in more secluded and rural area around Galicia. This dolmens are located on top of a hill with lovely views over the ... [more ]
Placita de Santiago 4.0 stars
Square - #16 of 50
This 12th century tiny square is the oldest square in town, hidden between beautiful plants and trees right in front of the Santiago Church. What I loved the most about this secluded medieval square was the beautiful details of it´s small ... [more ]
Tapas Bars Route 4.0 stars
Entertainment, Festival, Amusement Park - #17 of 50
The tapas phenomenon does transform the quiet streets of Franja, Galera and Olmos in the weekend evenings into a home for crowds aiming to enjoy drinks and delicious tapas. I love the atmosphere of the streets although it is quite difficult to ... [more ]
Casa Museo Maria Pita 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #18 of 50
I really enjoyed this museum right in the middle of the old town. Built in the original place where Maria Pita´s husband lived, this museum has 3 floors one of them with recreated environments of the days and life of the city heroine Maria Pita, ... [more ]
Statue of Hercules 4.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #19 of 50
There is a bright white stone statue representing Hercules located in the parque de la Torre. There is a legend that Hercules got here to be in battle with a giant and after his victory, Hercules buried the head and built the tower on top of it. ... [more ]
Dique de Abrigo 4.0 stars
Harbour - #20 of 50
El Dique de abrigo is a 1 kilometer long wall with a promenade built to protect the Sports Pier from the strong waves. Walking all the way to the end of the promenade you can enjoy beautiful views of Mera and Bastiagueiro beaches across the sea. ... [more ]
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