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

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Here you can find interesting sights in A Coruña, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 20 sights are available in A Coruña, Spain.

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1. Tower of Hercules

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The Tower of Hercules is the oldest existent 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)

2. Picasso House Museum

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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)

3. Caronte

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Caronte Carole 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. 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)

4. Sir John Moore's Tomb

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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. After the war General Sarrazin wrote a French history of the battle, which nonetheless may have been written in light of subsequent events, stating that "Whatever Bonaparte may assert, Soult was most certainly repulsed at Corunna; and the British gained a defensive victory, though dearly purchased with the loss of their brave general Moore, who was alike distinguished for his private virtues, and his military talents."

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

5. Rose Compass

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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)

6. Rosalía de Castro Theatre

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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)

7. Igrexa de San Francisco de Asís

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The Anlansko Church is a religious temple that sits on the dam of Mount Ulan, an area that leans against an ancient waterway. It was originally part of the original Franciscan monastery in Ella's time, outside the ancient city wall, on a towering hill, on rocks, facing the sea. This position outside the city wall is the reason for its destruction, because it was burned by fire in the century during the British siege of crows to prevent the enemy from fortifying the monastery.

Wikipedia: Igrexa de San Francisco da Coruña (GL)

8. Retrato do rei Carlos III

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Charles III was King of Spain (1759–1788). 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. A proponent of enlightened absolutism and regalism, he succeeded to the Spanish throne on 10 August 1759, upon the death of his childless half-brother Ferdinand VI.

Wikipedia: Charles III of Spain (EN)

9. Domus - Man House

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Domus - Man House Marcus / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Omus, formerly known as Omi's ASA, is the Colania Museum and is the only monograph on conceptual interaction of human beings in the world. Lgunes the assembly they are most interested in is a jacket representing Ioconda, which contains 10,062 photos of people from all over the world, a picture of a baby, making menus, checking for balance, or seeing your own heartbeat. Oi opened in April 1995 and is the work of Essar Ortela and Rata Sozaki.

Wikipedia: Casa do Home (GL)

10. Vicente Risco

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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)

11. 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.

Wikipedia: Alfonso Daniel Rodríguez Castelao (EN)

12. Kiosk Afonso

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Kiosk Afonso amaianos from Galicia / CC BY 2.0

UOSCO LFonso, IOSCO LFonso or UOSCO Fonso are the exhibition halls of Golden Headset City. Arya exhibits, art, information, photography, industrial design and illustration, architecture, holography, etc., and other types of activities, such as lectures, round tables, catalogue editing, etc. Enders Eunice, located in the bustling city center, in the Alps

Wikipedia: Kiosco Alfonso (GL)

13. Galerías da Mariña

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A gallery is a building element and architectural composition, used in much of the northern peninsula, especially in Galician architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In Galician residential bourgeois architecture it achieved its highest degree of development by becoming a fundamental piece of housing buildings.

Wikipedia: Galería (arquitectura) (GL)

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. Manuel Murguía

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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)

16. Colon Theatre

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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)

17. 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)

18. Emilia Pardo Bazán House Museum

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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 heirs.

Wikipedia: Casa Museo de Emilia Pardo Bazán (GL)

19. 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)

20. 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)

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