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Sightseeing in A Coruna - what to see. Complete travel guide

La Coruna is a large resort in Spain and a city with rich history. It is located on north-east of the country. The population of the city estimated 246 thousands of inhabitants in 2009. La Coruna is considered the richest region of Galicia – an autonomic community of Spain.
Speaking of the most attractive gastronomic establishments of La Coruna, first of all, it’s worth to mention the Artabria restaurant. This beautiful upscale restaurant offers its … Open
The city is a large port with well-developed oil processing, shipbuilding, aluminum, textile and food industries, fishing and weapon making.

The city features wide selection of architectural sights. Among them is a lighthouse built in the Roman Empire times. The lighthouse is still working. There are also several Roman Churches in La Coruna. Tourists also like observing facades of houses in this city as many of them have fully glassed balconies.
Among the sights of this place are the square of Old City, Santa Maria Church, Santiago Church, San Francisco Church and Santo Domingo Church. Don’t forget to visit Archeological Museum, where you can look at a rich collection of Celtic jewelry. Fine Arts Museum exhibits a collection of pictures that include the works of such famous masters as Velasquez, Goya, Rubens, Tintoretto, Veronese and Van Dyck. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The lighthouse named “Hercules” is the oldest lighthouse in whole Europe. It was built yet by people of ancient Rome. The small island in front of the city’s center features another sight – Castillo de San Anton. Centuries ago the castle was used for protecting the city from the waterfront. Today the castle stores the exhibition of the Museum of History and Archeology.
The world famous landmark is the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. It began to be built in 1075. The construction of the cathedral continued until 1211. The construction involved the most famous architects. Today the cathedral is known to the whole world precisely because of its unique architecture. Its interior design is also distinguished by luxury, and pilgrims are attracted to this cathedral by religious relics. It stores the relics of St. James. Every year, thousands of people come from all over the world to worship this holy place.
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La Coruna is a major port city and a popular beach resort, which, in addition to an abundance of entertainment, can offer its guests an interesting cultural program. You can begin the … Open
Fans of fascinating excursions should definitely visit the Museum of the Eugenio Granell Foundation. This museum houses one of the largest collections of artworks in the world in the style of surrealism. The founder of this museum is the well-known local artist Eugenio Granell, who recently appealed to the mayor's office, with a request to be allocated the building for the storage of his extensive collection. The city authorities decided to place the museum in the beautiful old mansion. It received its first visitors in 1995. Now the museum has not only beautiful paintings, but also a very interesting collection of books.
Ayuntamiento de A Coruña An intriguing historical site is the Monastery of Santo Domingo, located on the square with the same name. The impressive building of the monastery was built in the 18th century. Since then, it has remained practically unchanged. Today, one of the colleges is located on the territory of the monastery. Tourists can freely walk through the territory of the monastery, and admire the ancient fountains and sculptures preserved here.
The most popular entertainment venues and beautiful beaches are located along the waterfront, which is crowded, even late in the evening. During the day, people prefer to spend time on a … Open
In La Coruna, vacationers with children will be interested to visit the Domus Museum. This interactive museum is devoted to human anatomy. Not only children, but also adults will be able to learn a lot of interesting things after its visit. In its walls, there are many amazing exhibits, for example, huge mock-ups of some genes. The museum is located in a beautiful modern building, which in itself is an outstanding landmark.
Ayuntamiento de Coruña While walking through the city, you can see many beautiful historical buildings. An outstanding architectural monument is the house of Jesus Fernandez. The author of the project of this unusual building in eclectic style is the famous native of the city - the architect Pedro Marinho and Ortega. The building was constructed in 1927 and remains unchanged for almost a hundred years.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around A Coruna
♥   Castle 'Tower of Támoga' , 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Torreón dos Andrade' , 18.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Moeche' Galicia, 37.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle da Rocha Forte' , 58.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Walls of Lugo' Lugo, 78.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around A Coruna
♥   Cave 'Cova dels Vells' , 7.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Fragas do Eume' , 23.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Complexo Dunar de Corrubedo e Lagoas de Carregal e Vixán' , 104.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Monte Aloia' , 146 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'O Invernadeiro' , 163.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Torre de Hercules

From the series “Top 15 Most Fascinating Lighthouses”
One of the main objects on the sculpture park is the monument to the mythological Kelt's King Breogan. Some legends say that the first tower on the seaside was built according to his order. In the Medieval period, the lighthouse was empty, only in 1788 by order of the King Karl III, the reconstruction was made. Today Torre de Hercules and the nearby territory with a park and archaeological areas are in the list of the UNESCO heritage. … Read further
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