For those who know La Coruna they know very well that we are talking about a city with a very special charm. One of those that stay in your retina forever and that, every time you return, you discover a new corner that makes it much more wonderful if possible.
For this reason, in this section in which we get to know cities like Palencia, Soria, Teruel, Cuenca more closely… we wanted to go to Galician lands and discover eleven enclaves that are simply ideal and that will allow you to say that you really know it. .
The Tower of Hercules
As it could not be otherwise, we had to start with the symbol of the city that rises and whose silhouette is reflected on the Atlantic Ocean. It is actually a Roman lighthouse, the oldest in the world and the only one still in service. It is located on the north coast of the A Coruña peninsula, at an altitude of 50 meters, surrounded by the Sculpture Park of the Tower of Hercules and since 2009 it has been part of the list of World Heritage.
Maria Pita Square
Another of the symbols of the city is the Maria Pita Square presided over by the heroine from A Coruña that gives it its name. It was projected in the mid-19th century, and on its north front is the Town Hall, an imposing modernist building begun by the architect Pedro Mariño in 1908, which you should not miss. A perfect place to enjoy an Albariño and let yourself be enveloped by its magic.
The surroundings of the Plaza de María Pita (in addition to Calle Real and Riego de Agua) we have a show full of corners in what is known as Old City. Undoubtedly, a trip to the past that is essential where we can visit from the Church of Santiago, Romanesque from the s. XII, the Plaza de Azcárraga, the Collegiate Church of Santa María or the square and convent of Santa Bárbara.
Since we are in the area, we cannot miss visiting the Marina, the promenade loaded with houses full of galleries that have led to its being called “City of Glass”. If you have the opportunity, sit on one of its terraces to enjoy the sea, the people and the views.
The Mount of Saint Peter
There are many parks that we can visit in La Coruña, from the Santa Margarita, that of Méndez Núñez, the gardens of San Carlos or the Mount of San Pedro. The latter is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the fresh air, where you can see a great panoramic view of the city and enjoy two Vickers pieces over 17 meters high.
And, as it could not be less, we have to visit its beaches, well Orzán, Riazor, Matadero, As Lapas… any option is good. Of course, the water is rather cool, you know.
Also, A Coruña It has excellent museums such as the Fine Arts, the House of Sciences, the Domus or the Archaeological Museum, in the Castillo de San Antón, all of which are fantastic.
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Photos | holakarlos, Diego Delso, Francho Beltrán, Visitcoruna
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