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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 ]
San Amaro 4.0 stars
Beach - #3 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 - #4 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 ]
Ciudad Vieja 4.0 stars
Quarter - #5 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 - #6 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 ]
Colegiata de Santa Maria del Campo 4.0 stars
Church, Cathedral, Chapel - #7 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 ]
El Matadero 4.0 stars
Beach - #8 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 ]
Estatua de los Surfistas 4.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #9 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 ]
Dolmens Monument 4.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #10 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 ]
Maria Pita Monument 4.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #11 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 ]
Placita de Santiago 4.0 stars
Square - #12 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 - #13 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 ]
Statue of Hercules 4.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #14 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 ]
Casa Museo Maria Pita 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #15 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 ]
Dique de Abrigo 4.0 stars
Harbour - #16 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 ]
Bonos 3 Casas 4.0 stars
Entertainment, Festival, Amusement Park - #17 of 50
An excellent way of saving money to visit the main museums in A Coruña is to buy the BONO TRES CASAS. This card is for Casa de las Ciencias (House of Science), Casa del Hombre (Domus-House of Mankind) y Casa de los Peces (Aquarium ... [more ]
Statue of Breogan 4.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #18 of 50
Breogán was a mythical Celtic Galician King that was also believed by medieval myths to be the one who built the tower or lighthouse, competing with the other legend of Hercules being the creator of the tower. Although the tower is currently ... [more ]
Casa Museo Picasso 4.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #19 of 50
Picasso lived in A Coruña when he just a 10 year old boy until he was 14. This house-museum was the home of Picasso during his early artistic development. The home has been kept intact as how it may have looked when Picasso lived here. There were ... [more ]
Ayuntamiento de A Coruña 4.0 stars
City Hall - #20 of 50
A Coruña´s Town Hall in one of the most beautiful urban landmarks in town. The beautiful roofs and sculptures in the facade make it one of the most beautiful buildings in A Coruña. The Town Hall is located in the Plaza de Maria Pita. The facade ... [more ]
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