25 Sights in A Coruña, Spain (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in A Coruña, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 25 sights are available in A Coruña, Spain.

Sightseeing Tours in A Coruña

1. Tower of Hercules

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The Tower of Hercules is the oldest extant lighthouse known. It has an ancient Roman origin on a peninsula about 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from the centre of A Coruña, Galicia, in north-western Spain. Until the 20th century, it was known as the Farum Brigantium. The Latin word farum is derived from the Greek Φάρος, Pharos, for the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The structure stands 55 metres (180 ft) tall and overlooks the North Atlantic coast of Spain. It was built in the 1st century and renovated in 1791.

Wikipedia: Tower of Hercules (EN), Website, Heritage Website

2. Caronte

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CaronteCarole Raddato from FRANKFURT, Germany / CC BY-SA 2.0

In Greek mythology, Charon or Kharon is a psychopomp, the ferryman of Hades, the Greek underworld and is the son of Erebus and Nyx. He carries the souls of those who have been given funeral rites across the rivers Acheron and Styx, which separate the worlds of the living and the dead. Archaeology confirms that, in some burials, low-value coins were placed in, on, or near the mouth of the deceased, or next to the cremation urn containing their ashes. This has been taken to confirm that at least some aspects of Charon's mytheme are reflected in some Greek and Roman funeral practices, or else the coins function as a viaticum for the soul's journey. In Virgil's epic poem, Aeneid, the dead who could not pay the fee, and those who had received no funeral rites, had to wander the near shores of the Styx for one hundred years before they were allowed to cross the river.

Wikipedia: Charon (EN)

3. Picasso House Museum

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Picasso House Museum

The Picasso House Museum is a museum house in A Coruña opened on December 18, 2002. 33 works are reproduced in the museum, of which 4 are by the father and the others were made by the young Picasso during his stay in the Herculean city, the works are integrated into the decoration of the house in the different rooms except in the bedrooms. Among the works exhibited are oils on canvas, oils on wood, pencil and pen drawings, inks, coals and watercolors. In the house that houses the museum resided the painter Pablo Picasso between 1891 and 1895, it is a typical dwelling of the area of the 19th century widening and is preserved the same as it was when the Ruiz Picasso family lived with original furniture, objects and appliances and the time. The house is located on the second floor of 14 Paio Gomez Street, in the middle of the city.

Wikipedia: Casa Museo Picasso (GL), Website

4. Rose Compass

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Rose Compass

A compass rose, sometimes called a wind rose, rose of the winds or compass star, is a figure on a compass, map, nautical chart, or monument used to display the orientation of the cardinal directions and their intermediate points. It is also the term for the graduated markings found on the traditional magnetic compass. Today, a form of compass rose is found on, or featured in, almost all navigation systems, including nautical charts, non-directional beacons (NDB), VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) systems, global-positioning systems (GPS), and similar equipment.

Wikipedia: Compass rose (EN)

5. Igrexa de San Francisco de Asís

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The church of San Francisco is a religious temple located in the Paseo das Pontes in A Coruña, an area crossed diagonally by an ancient aqueduct. It was originally in the Old Town and was part of the primitive Franciscan convent located outside the old walls, on a high hill above the rocks, facing the sea. This location outside the walls was precisely the reason for its destruction, since during the English siege of A Coruña, in the sixteenth century, it was burned to prevent the enemy from being fortified in the convent.

Wikipedia: Igrexa de San Francisco da Coruña (GL), Website

6. Rosalía de Castro Theatre

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Rosalía de Castro Theatre

The Rosalía Castro Theatre is a cultural institution in the city of A Coruña, municipally owned, managed by the Municipal Institute Coruña Espectáculos (IMCE) of the City Council of A Coruña and directed by Javier Sabadie Iglesias. It is a scenic representation centre located in the centre of the Herculean city, in the middle of Calle Real and very close to the Plaza de María Pita. It has also been located since May 20, 1994, the Library of the Provincial Council of A Coruña.

Wikipedia: Teatro Rosalía de Castro (GL), Website

7. Archaeological and Historical Museum - Santo Anton Castle

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The Castle of Santo Antón is a castle built in the sixteenth century that was part, together with the castle of Santa Cruz and the castle of San Diego, of a strategic network of castles and batteries for the defense of the city of A Coruña. It was declared a Historic Artistic Monument in 1949 and since 1994 has been considered a Cultural Interest Asset with the category of monument. Since its opening in 1968, it houses the Archaeological and Historical Museum of A Coruña.

Wikipedia: Castelo de Santo Antón (GL), Website, Payment Website

8. Vickers Cannon

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Vickers Cannonvorjales from Madrid, Spain / CC BY 2.0

The cannon battery of Monte de San Pedro is part of an old military coastal defense facility of the Interwar Period, located at the top of Monte de San Pedro in the Galician city of A Coruña. After many years of neglect, St. Peter's Mount was converted into a park and military facilities rehabilitated as a museum. Now Mount San Pedro is an area to visit and enjoy contemplating the landscape and the historic facilities, of which the two huge canyons and bunkers stand out.

Wikipedia: Canóns do Monte de San Pedro (GL)

9. Domus - Man House

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Domus - Man House Marcus / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Domus, formerly known as The House of Man, is a museum in A Coruña, the only conceptual and monographic interactive about human beings. Some of his most interesting montages are a collage depicting Gioconda, made with 10,062 photographs of people from all over the world, images of a birth, crafting a menu and checking whether it is balanced or seeing the beats of one's own heart. It was opened in April 1995 and is the work of César Portela and Arata Isozaki.

Wikipedia: Casa do Home (GL), Website, Payment Website

10. Castelao

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Alfonso Daniel Manuel Rodríguez Castelao, commonly known as Castelao, was a Galician politician, writer, painter and doctor. He is one of the fathers of Galician nationalism, promoting Galician identity and culture, and was one of the main names behind the cultural movement Xeración Nós. He was also one of the founders and president of the Galicianist Party and had a great influence on the renovating group of Galician art known as Os renovadores.

Wikipedia: Alfonso Daniel Rodríguez Castelao (EN)

11. Kiosk Afonso

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Kiosk Afonsoamaianos from Galicia / CC BY 2.0

The Quiosco Alfonso, Kiosco Alfonso or Quiosco Afonso is an exhibition hall in the city of A Coruña. It carries out all kinds of exhibitions, artistic, informative, photographic, industrial and graphic design, architectural, holographic, etc... as well as other types of events, such as conferences, round tables, catalogue editions. It is located in the center of the city, in the Gardens of Méndez Núñez

Wikipedia: Kiosco Alfonso (GL), Website

12. Vicente Risco

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Vicente Risco

Vicente Martínez Risco Agüero was a Galician intellectual of the 20th century. He was a founder member of Xeración Nós, and among the most important figures in the history of Galician literature. He is well regarded for his writings on Galician nationalism, as well as a contributor to the Galician New Narrative. He is also the father of Spanish novelist and critic Antonio Risco.

Wikipedia: Vicente Risco (EN)

13. Retrato do rei Carlos III

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Retrato do rei Carlos III

Charles III was King of Spain in the years 1759 to 1788. He also was Duke of Parma and Piacenza, as Charles I (1731–1735); King of Naples, as Charles VII; and King of Sicily, as Charles V (1734–1759). He was the fifth son of Philip V of Spain and the eldest son of Philip's second wife, Elisabeth Farnese. He was a proponent of enlightened absolutism and regalism.

Wikipedia: Charles III of Spain (EN)

14. Breogán

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Breogán is a character in the Lebor Gabála Érenn, a medieval Christian history of Ireland and the Irish. He is supposedly the son of Brath, and is described as an ancestor of the Gaels. The Lebor Gabála purports to be an account of how the Gaels descend from Adam through the sons of Noah and how they came to Ireland.

Wikipedia: Breogán (EN)

15. Coliseum

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Coliseum da Coruña is an indoor arena for concerts and shows used in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. The venue holds 11,000 people for concerts. It was designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, built in 1990 and open on August 12, 1991. It is also occasionally used for ice skating and bull fighting.

Wikipedia: Coliseum da Coruña (EN), Website

16. Galerías da Mariña

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Bud Gallery is an architectural element and composition, which is widely used in the North Peninsula, especially in Welsh architecture in the 1st century AD. Bourgeois residential buildings in Wales have developed to the greatest extent by becoming the core components of residential buildings.

Wikipedia: Galería (arquitectura) (GL)

17. Sir John Moore's Tomb

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Sir John Moore's Tomb

Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore,, also known as Moore of Corunna, was a senior British Army officer. He is best known for his military training reforms and for his death at the Battle of Corunna, in which he repulsed a French army under Marshal Soult during the Peninsular War.

Wikipedia: John Moore (British Army officer) (EN)

18. Manuel Murguía

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Manuel Murguía

Manuel Antonio Martínez Murguía was a Galician journalist and historian who created the Real Academia Galega. He was one of the main figures in Galician Rexurdimento movement. He is also remembered as Rosalía de Castro's husband, publisher and main supporter.

Wikipedia: Manuel Murguía (EN)

19. Colon Theatre

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Colon Theatre

The Teatro Colón is a scenic performance centre located in the gardens of Méndez Núñez, centre of the city of A Coruña. The Teatro Colón is owned by the Provincial Council of A Coruña and managed by Novacaixagalicia since its reopening in 2006.

Wikipedia: Teatro Colón da Coruña (GL), Website

20. Obelisk

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The Obelisk of the Cantons is a monument of the city of A Coruña, located on the street of Canton Grande. It was built in 1895 in memory of Aureliano Linares Rivas, deputy, senator and minister of Compostela during the regency of María Cristina.

Wikipedia: Obelisco dos Cantóns (GL)

21. Emilia Pardo Bazán House Museum

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Emilia Pardo Bazán House Museum

The Emilia Pardo Bazán House Museum is a museum house located in the family home of the countess in A Coruña. Today it shares dependencies with the Royal Galician Academy, on which it depends, and has been bequeathed by its heiresses.

Wikipedia: Casa Museo de Emilia Pardo Bazán (GL)

22. Aquarium Finisterrae - Fish House

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Aquarium Finisterrae - Fish House Marcus / CC BY-SA 3.0

Aquarium Finisterrae is an aquarium located in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. It is an interactive centre of the sciences of marine biology, oceanography. It advocates wildlife preservation, particularly the sea ecosystem and sea life.

Wikipedia: Aquarium Finisterrae (EN), Website, Payment Website

23. Colexiata de Santa María do Campo

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The Royal Collegiate Church of Santa María do Campo is a Roman Catholic temple located in A Coruña. She was also known with the appeals of the Sea and the Portal. It was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest on June 3, 1931.

Wikipedia: Colexiata de Santa María do Campo (GL)

24. The Fine Arts Museum

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The Museum of Fine Arts of A Coruña, state-owned and managed transferred to the Ministry of Culture, Education and University of the Xunta de Galicia, is a modern building that sits in the former convent of the Capuchins.

Wikipedia: Museo de Belas Artes da Coruña (GL), Website

25. Military Historical Museum of A Coruña

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The Regional Military Museum of A Coruña is dedicated to military history and pre-Roman objects - mainly Galatians - it has a large collection of weapons, uniforms, flags, models, maps and material of interest.

Wikipedia: Museo Militar Rexional da Coruña (GL), Website


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