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N +43º 21' 18.12" / W -8º 24' 9.10"
THIS IS MY ESSENTIAL CORUÑA:
Welcome to My Coruña!
My name is Eva and I am the Culture Expert at the TRYP Coruña. This tour is my favourite; the one I would do if it was my first visit to the city. These are some of my favourite spots.
A Coruña is a city open to the Atlantic Ocean. Celts, Phoenicians and Romans have all landed on its shores. In the second century the Romans built the Tower of Hercules, which is the oldest working Roman lighthouse in the world and a World Heritage Site.
Tour of the Essential Coruña
Plaza de Maria Pita and the Galerías de la Marina. A square that takes its name from our local heroine; Maria Pita, who took part in the defeat of the English in the 19th century. It’s worth visiting the Palacio Consistorial to see the interesting collection of clocks and watches from the 17th to 20th centuries. (Free. Open from Monday to Friday from 5pm to 7pm). Don’t miss out on the port and the Galerías, the old fishermen’s houses which reflect the afternoon light out to sea. It is one of the city’s most famous sights, together with the Tower of Hercules.
The Old Town. Located a short distance from Plaza de Maria Pita, where squares and antique shops mix with the Romanesque and Baroque churches of Santiago and Santa Maria del Campo and the Convent of Santo Domingo. If you have time, visit the Sacred Art Museum and the Home Museum of Emilia Pardo Bazán.
Tower of Hercules. World Heritage Site and the symbol of A Coruña. The only working Roman lighthouse in the world. I also recommend a walk through the Parque Escultórico located nearby.
WHERE TO EAT BIOBANIA. C/ Cordelería, 7. Offering a very personal culinary experience based on high quality organic products. A combination of traditional and cutting-edge flavours. Every day is different, as the menu depends on what products are available in the market that day. A very special, out of the ordinary place to eat.
SOMETHING TO NIBBLE ABICA.C/Avda. de la Marina, 9. Traditional Galician restaurant which has adapted to the latest cuisine trends. Specialising in tapas and Tostas. Here you can also buy excellent Galician products which make ideal gifts.
MY FAVOURITE SHOP SILVELA. Plaza de Mª Pita, 13. Galician handicrafts, gifts, t-shirts, accessories and souvenirs.