La Coruna - Do & See
In order to explore the laidback Galician lifestyle you need to take a stroll down the new and very attractive promenade, which gives you plenty of opportunity for sightseeing and a also gives you a chance to enjoy the fantastic atmosphere which exists throughout the town.
Torre de Hercules
Torre de Hercules might be the world’s oldest light house. It was built by the Romans in the 2nd century and is well worth a visit. It provides an amazing history and an excellent overview of La Coruna.
Ciudad Vieja is a compact zone constituting most of the old La Coruna which dates back to before the mid-19th century. It is also in this area you will find the city’s flamboyant and unmistakable landmark, ayuntamiento.
La Coruna’s coastline offers a stunning 30 kilometre stretch of sandy beaches. Playa de Riazor and Playa de Orzan are conveniently close to the city and are also protected beaches. In the summer, buses regularly go from the town centre to the fabulously sandy Playa de Baldaio.
Castelo de San Anton
This 12th century fortress is keeping watch over the port and the old town of La Coruna. Today it houses a Museo Arque-ológico with some rather incongruous ancient Egyptian pieces through Roman and Visigothic artefacts to more recent times.
La Coruna has been dubbed the ‘city of glass’ and if you head down to the waterfront you will find out why. Multi storey houses sport a rather unusual and almost uniform protective layer of galerias or glassed-in balconies.
Museo de Bellas Artes
This innovative building features a brilliant art gallery with works by Rubens and etchings by Goya. There is also an impressive collection of 16th and 17th century European paintings.