Plan what to see in A Coruña and its province: All the information you need to organize your getaway. The places to visit, its history and gastronomy, interesting links, accommodations at the best price guaranteed, activities and guided tours.
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Before your visit, plan the places to see in Coruña, catch up on its history and cuisine, choose all types of accommodation at the best price guaranteed. Also in this guide you will find comparators for flights and rental cars.
During your visit you can consult the map with all the locations, as well as expand information on each place you visit. You also have links to pharmacies on call, health centers, public transport, etc.
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Saying A Coruña is as much as saying Atlantic, a balcony to the immensity of this ocean. But in addition to the spectacular ocean, there are many attractions and things we can do in A Coruña, both in the city and throughout its province.
The city of A Coruña has an intense cultural activity and a good museum offer, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the MUNCYT and the Domus, the world’s first interactive museum dedicated entirely to the human being.
Also in the province of A Coruña is the capital of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, which is also the most monumental city of Galicia.
We cannot speak of the province of A Coruña without mentioning its abrupt coastal landscapes and among them the Cape Finisterre, considered for many centuries the end of the earth. But the coast of A Coruña also has formidable beaches and beaches, such as the dunes of Corrubedo and its impressive mobile dune.
Also in the province of A Coruña we can find lush nature and fairytale forests such as the Fragas do Eume Natural Park.
Special mention deserves the extraordinary gastronomy of A Coruña, and by extension throughout Galicia, a true paradise for the most demanding palates.
There are countless places to see in A Coruña, this is a list of the essentials, (click on the image for more information)
Tower of Hercules
Absolutely fascinating, it is the oldest lighthouse in the world and also the only Roman lighthouse in the world that has been operating from its origin to the present day.
But in addition, very few monuments of 2000 years old exist of those who know who was the master who built it, Cayo Sevio Lupo.
There are plenty of reasons for the Tower of Hercules to have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Monte San Pedro
In what was an old defensive installation of the interwar period, today it is a beautiful park of 78000 square meters. It has an English labyrinth made with Italian plants, a pond with ducks and a waterfall, as well as several canyons that are now part of a landscape that reflects the nature and history of A Coruña.
The walk through Monte San Pedro is one of the essential things to do in A Coruña to see the most spectacular views of the city.
To climb to the top of the mountain we can do it in the panoramic elevator, aesthetic and futuristic design, it has become one of the icons of the city. It is a glazed sphere that allows panoramic views in almost all viewing angles. The elevator has capacity for 25 people and makes a slow journey to enjoy the views.
Musseum of Belas Artes in A Coruña
For only € 2.40 you can enjoy this fantastic art gallery with engravings by Goya and works by Sorolla, Madrazo or Beruete among others. The Museum of Fine Arts also has an important exhibition of Galician artists such as Seoane, Laxeiro, Colmeiro, or Maside among others.
Square of María Pita
A Coruña nerve center where the formidable eclectic town hall building is located in addition to other beautiful arcaded buildings. Also in the square is the sculpture of María Pita, the heroine of A Coruña and an icon of the city.
MUNCYT Coruña, Musseum of the Cience
The MUNCYT Coruña is always interesting for all audiences, but it is an essential place to visit in A Coruña if you go with children because they love it. Also the ticket are free.
The building is a glass cube designed by the architects Victoria Acebo and Ángel Alonso, it was awarded among others with the National Prize for Young Architecture of the 9th Biennial of Spanish Architecture.
Castillo de San Antón y su Meseo Arqueológico
Renaissance-style fortress built on a small islet that dominates the entrance to the A Coruña estuary. Declared Historic Artistic Monument. The castle has had various uses throughout history, housing today the Archaeological Museum of A Coruña.
The ticket costs only € 2 and is a very interesting visit to learn about many aspects of the history of A Coruña.
Domus, Casa del Hombre
Another essential to see in A Coruña with children, for only € 2 you can enjoy the world’s first interactive museum dedicated entirely to the human being. The museum has a marked didactic character with fun as a learning thread.
The House of Man is located in a spectacular building by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. Its exterior in the form of a candle welcomes 1500 square meters of exhibition inside, distributed in almost 200 interactive modules. These interactive modules need to be activated in order to understand their content, which makes the visit very fun.
Casa Museo Emilia Pardo Bazán
The visit to the Emilia Pardo Bazán House Museum in A Coruña shows us what the writer’s life was like since this house is the same urban pazo where she spent the summers, immersed in her time and her home and with reproductions of her rooms as they were in his time.
A trip to the 19th century with free ticket.
Paseo Marítimo de A Coruña
The longest promenade in Europe, with more than 13 kilometers in length from the Castillo de San Antón to the Portiño, enveloping the city. The walk is marked by modernist style street lamps with different motifs depending on the part of the city we are walking through.
13 kilometers to breathe the unmistakable aroma of the Atlantic.
Mercado de San Agustín
One of the most emblematic buildings of A Coruña and that in its day (1932) was the most innovative, modern and technologically advanced building built in Spain. The architects describe the San Agustin Market as the Galician “Guggenheim” of the time.
But if the building is spectacular, its content is no less, which offers all the wonders of Galician gastronomy.
Iglesia de San Jorge
A baroque “cucada” with lush decorative ornaments inside and a facade clearly inspired by the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Its triangular plot suggests a ship advancing with its bow towards the center of the square. The proximity of the sea inspires the side windows that mimic the portholes of ocean liners. The portal retains the only modernist coffered ceiling in the city.
Qué ver en A Coruña en un día
If you only have one day to visit A Coruña, I recommend this fantastic guided tour that includes typical Galician food at the Playa Club restaurant, with fantastic views of Riazor beach.
We propose other essential places to visit in the province of A Coruña, (click on the image for more information).
Catedral de Santiago
The most important monument in Galicia, a spectacular compendium of religious architecture and sacred art in Spain. There is more than I can write about this wonder of our Heritage.
The best option to admire all the grandeur of the Cathedral of Santiago is through this guided tour punctuated with 9.6 points out of 10 by the hundreds of travelers who have made it.
Dunas de Corrubedo
The Dunes of Corrubedo is a protected natural area of 1,000 hectares, where we find 4km of dunes, paradisiacal beaches, freshwater and saltwater lagoons, native Galician flora, marshes and a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles among others.
Also in this area we can also find megalithic remains.
Parque Natural Fragas do Eume
A fairytale forest with 9000 hectares, all the shades of green you can imagine are in this forest. This Natural Park is considered one of the best preserved Atlantic riverbank forests in Europe both by extension and by its conservation.
Finis-terre “End of the earth”. For the Romans, Cape Finisterre was the end of the earth because they thought it was the westernmost point. In this the Romans were “a little” confused, since the westernmost point of the European continent is Cabo da Roca, very close to Lisbon.
In any case, the cape Finisterre is a mystical point that has witnessed countless battles and shipwrecks and is the last point of the Camino de Santiago.
Caldeiras do Castro
A natural spectacle of singular beauty with waterfalls, natural pools and waterfalls. The Caldeiras are in the municipality of Muxía and can be visited throughout the year, although depending on the season the show is different, more flow in winter and swimming pools suitable for swimming in summer.
Castillo de San Felipe
The fortress of San Felipe surprises visitors both for its impeccable construction scheme and for the beautiful views of the Ferrol estuary that are obtained from its location.
Jardín Botánico-Artístico de Padrón
A magical space that is considered one of the oldest gardens in Spain. Invite yourself to get lost in its labyrinthine gardens, imagining the beautiful verses that Rosalia de Castro wrote here.
Cascada del Ézaro
An absolutely spectacular mouth, that is to end … a fall of 40 meters hitting the canyon walls to reach the sea. Amagazine!
The best way to enjoy the Ézaro waterfall is with this fantastic kayak tour on both sides of the Ézaro river, an unforgettable experience.
Here you have a list of beaches to visit in your getaway, (click on the image for more information).
There are endless activities to do in A Coruña, we have selected for you the most interesting in terms of quality, price and interest. All of them with the certified guarantee of CIVITATIS.
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Many of the things you have to do in A Coruña are related to its fascinating history.
|62 a.d.C..||Arrival of Julius Caesar to what he would call Brigantium in the year 62 a.c.|
|S. II |
|Construction of the lighthouse called the Tower of Hercules, the only Roman lighthouse that remains standing and active throughout the world.|
|846||Landing of the Normans in the Brigantium Lighthouse.|
|1208||The king of León Alfonso IX grants its inhabitants the Fuero de Benavente|
|1446||The king of Castilla John II grants the town the title of city in 1446 and authorizes free trade with England.|
|1520||Carlos I celebrates Cortes in the city in 1520 and from his port part to be crowned emperor in Germany.|
|1588||The Invincible Navy leaves the port of A Coruña towards the unexpected disaster in the English Channel.|
|1589||The Queen of England sends a squadron commanded by Admiral Francis Drake to the city. La Coruña faces the invader with the heroine María Pita at the head.|
|1682||The Tower of Hercules is restored by the architect Antúnez, the Duke of Eceda being Captain General.|
|1716||The General Administration of Galicia is created in La Coruña, which at that time was called the Treasury, War and Police.|
|1809||On January 16, 1809 the Battle of Elviña was fought, which served to expel Napoleonic troops.|
|1820||On February 20, 1820 A Coruña supported the pronouncement of Rafael de Riego, living the city the Liberal Triennium (1820-1823)|
|1936||On July 20, Franco’s forces, led by Colonel Cánovas Lacruz, take the center of the city.|
|1986||The works of the promenade begin, which is carried out by sections.|
|2008||The Water House, promoted by Mayor Francisco Vázquez Vázquez, ends.|
|846||Landing of the Normans in the Brigantium Lighthouse.|
As you can see, there are many things to see in A Coruña, but one of the main attractions of this Atlantic city is its cuisine, nationally and internationally recognized.
|Startes||Galician broth, Galician octopus, natural scallops that is cooked with seawater, spider crabs, crayfish, crabs. In addition to the famous Galician empanada and Padrón peppers.|
|Meats||Among the beef, highlight Galician beef. Within pork, it is possible to find sausages and lacones.|
|Fishes||Turbot, hake or monkfish stew (called caldeirada), sardines with mackerels, xouba empanadas (the xouba is a small sardine), sardines (ie, clean and roasted), cuttlefish with paprika and salmon from Ulla.|
|Desserts||Santiago cake, gingerbreads, Puentedeume cakes, cream filloas and cheesecake.|
|Wines and drinks||Wines of Ribeira Sacra and also Ribeiro wines.|
|Other products…||Typical crafts of A Coruña, Galician cheeses, wines and Galician marc.|
Where to eat in A Coruña?
One of the most important things to do in A Coruña is to eat in one of its fantastic restaurants, here are some of the most interesting.
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Additional information on A Coruña city
|Altitude||Entre 0 200 msnm|
|Demonym||Coruñés o Coruñesa|
|Parties||San Juan June 23 and 24.|
Our Lady of the Rosary. Week of October 7 in which the intervention of the Virgin is commemorated during the attack of the English in 1589.
|Pharmacies.…||Farmacia de guardia ahora en A Coruña ciudad|
|Stations||Las gasolineras más baratas de A Coruña hoy|
Local Police: 092
Nacional Police: 091
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