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A Coruña Travel Guide

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A Coruña is a city in the northwestern region of Galicia, and it is a city that is also known by its Spanish name, La Coruña. The city has a large natural harbor, which was used by Phoenicians, Celts and Romans throughout history. The city was called Ardobicum Corunium, and it was for a time the capital of the kingdom of the Swabians. In the 1300s and 1400s, A Coruña flourished as a port for pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela, and in 1589 England attacked the city under the leadership of Sir Francis Drake. The city did not fall, and on that occasion María Pita became a heroine. Later, the Battle of A Coruña took place in the area in 1809 during the Spanish War of Independence.

Today you can take some lovely strolls in A Coruña’s old town, where the Praza de María Pita square forms the center of the city. Here you can see the Concello da Coruña, the city’s beautiful town hall from the beginning of the 20th century, and houses with galleries at the top, which are typical of Galician architecture. In the square you can also see a statue of María Pita, and from the square you can take a short walk to the city’s port area and the Avenida Porto da Coruña street, where there is a lovely atmosphere. Along the way there are countless buildings with the white galleries on all floors.

You can see several churches in A Coruña as well, such as the Romanesque Igrexa de Santiago da Coruña, which was built in the 12th century, and the contemporary Colexiata de Santa María do Campo. To the east of the center, you can visit the 16th-century fortress Castelo de Santo Antón, which was constructed on an island in the entrance to A Coruña. Today, the fort is open as the city’s archaeological and historical museum. There is also an art museum in the city, the Museo de Belas Artes, where you can enjoy an interesting collection of art from the 16th century to the present day.

A Coruña’s landmark is located by the sea north of the city center. It is the Torre de Hércules lighthouse, whose history dates to Roman times. The tower was originally built in the 1st century and was partially reconstructed in 1791, building on top of the then preserved 34-meter-high lighthouse. Thereby the tower reached its current height of 55 meters. The Torre de Hércules is today included in UNESCO’s list of world cultural heritage.

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A Coruña A Coruna, Spain

A Coruña A Coruna, Spain

Overview of A Coruña

A Coruña is a city in the northwestern region of Galicia, and it is a city that is also known by its Spanish name, La Coruña. The city has a large natural harbor, which was used by Phoenicians, Celts and Romans throughout history. The city was called Ardobicum Corunium, and it was for a time the capital of the kingdom of the Swabians. In the 1300s and 1400s, A Coruña flourished as a port for pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela, and in 1589 England attacked the city under the leadership of Sir Francis Drake. The city did not fall, and on that occasion María Pita became a heroine. Later, the Battle of A Coruña took place in the area in 1809 during the Spanish War of Independence.

Today you can take some lovely strolls in A Coruña’s old town, where the Praza de María Pita square forms the center of the city. Here you can see the Concello da Coruña, the city’s beautiful town hall from the beginning of the 20th century, and houses with galleries at the top, which are typical of Galician architecture. In the square you can also see a statue of María Pita, and from the square you can take a short walk to the city’s port area and the Avenida Porto da Coruña street, where there is a lovely atmosphere. Along the way there are countless buildings with the white galleries on all floors.

You can see several churches in A Coruña as well, such as the Romanesque Igrexa de Santiago da Coruña, which was built in the 12th century, and the contemporary Colexiata de Santa María do Campo. To the east of the center, you can visit the 16th-century fortress Castelo de Santo Antón, which was constructed on an island in the entrance to A Coruña. Today, the fort is open as the city’s archaeological and historical museum. There is also an art museum in the city, the Museo de Belas Artes, where you can enjoy an interesting collection of art from the 16th century to the present day.

About the A Coruña travel guide

Contents: Tours in the city + tours in the surrounding area
Published: Released soon
Author: Stig Albeck
Publisher: Vamados.com
Language: English

About the travel guide

The A Coruña travel guide gives you an overview of the sights and activities of the Spanish city. Read about top sights and other sights, and get a tour guide with tour suggestions and detailed descriptions of all the city’s most important churches, monuments, mansions, museums, etc.

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