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.
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.
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.