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

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 22 sights are available in A Coruña, Spain.

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1. 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 who carries souls of the newly deceased who had received the rites of burial, across the river Acheron that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. A coin to pay Charon for passage, usually an obolus or danake, was sometimes placed in or on the mouth of a dead person. Some authors say that those who could not pay the fee, or those whose bodies were left unburied, had to wander the shores for one hundred years, until they were allowed to cross the river. In the catabasis mytheme, heroes – such as Aeneas, Dionysus, Heracles, Hermes, Odysseus, Orpheus, Pirithous, Psyche, Theseus and Sisyphus – journey to the underworld and return, still alive, conveyed by the boat of Charon. Not to be mistaken with Chiron a Centaur who taught some of those heroes, and has a similar name.

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2. Casa Museo Picasso

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Casa Museo Picasso Nemigo / PD

Asawusuikaso is a museum in the town of Erno, which opened on December 18, 2002. There are 33 works reproduced in the museum, of which 4 are by his father, and the rest are made by young Icasso during his stay in Heculina. Except for the bedroom, all the works are integrated into the house decoration of different residences. The works on display include oil painting, wood painting, pencil painting and pen, ink, charcoal, watercolor and so on. The house in which the museum lived was lived by the painter Abro Icasso from 1891 to 1895. It is a typical Corunian century distribution center, which is preserved as the house when the Ibro Icasso family lived, and the furniture, objects and utensils are the same as the original appearance at that time. The house is located on the second floor of No.14 Ai Oames Street, in the bustling city center.

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3. Tomba de Sir John Moore

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Tomba de Sir John Moore Thomas Lawrence / Public domain

Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, was a British Army general, also known as Moore of Corunna. 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 Buonaparte may assert, Soult was most certainly repulsed at Corunna; and the English 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."

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4. Torre de Hércules

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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 competently renovated in 1791.

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5. 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.

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6. Museo Arqueolóxico e Histórico - Castelo de Santo Antón

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The castle of Santo Antón, is a castle built in the 16th century that was part, along 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 an artistic historical monument in 1949 and since 1994 it has been considered as Cultural Interest with the category of monument. Since its inauguration in 1968 it houses the Archaeological and Historical Museum of A Coruña.

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7. Retrato do rei Carlos III

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Retrato do rei Carlos III Anton Raphael Mengs / Public domain

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.

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8. Batería de San Pedro

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Batería de San Pedro vorjales from Madrid, Spain / CC BY 2.0

The battery of canyons from Mount San Pedro is part of an old Coastal Defense Military Defense facility, located at the top of Mount San Pedro in the Galician city of A Coruña. After many years of abandonment, Mount San Pedro 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 historic facilities, of which the two huge guns and the bunkeers stand out.

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9. Casa das Ciencias

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Casa das Ciencias Marcus / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Assad Deans is a usage habit of Assad Deans. It is located on the arch of Altun Tower in Anta. Among other things, there are modules that can experience amazing phenomena, an incubator that can see the birth of chicken pythons, exhibitions, and a planetary scientist who provides live and recorded programs. It is hailed as a place to enjoy the fun of science, and Mberto has been rated as the most powerful museum in the world.

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10. Vicente Risco

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Vicente Risco Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

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.

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11. Quiosco Alfonso

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Quiosco Alfonso amaianos from Galicia / CC BY 2.0

The kiosk Alfonso, Kiosco Alfonso or kiosco Afonso is an exhibition hall of the city of A Coruña. He performs all kinds of exhibitions, artistic, informative, photographic, industrial and graphic design, architectural, holographic etc ... as well as other acts, such as conferences, round tables, catalogs. It is located in the center of the city, in the gardens of Méndez Núñez

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12. Castelao

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Castelao Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

Alfonso Daniel Manuel Rodríguez Castelao, commonly known as Castelao, was a Spanish 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.

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13. 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.

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14. Millenium

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The Millenium is a monument in the form of an obelisk located on the seafront of A Coruña. It has been erected to commemorate the early 21st century and has as a reference the Tower of Hercules and the Obelisk of the Cantons. It is 46 meters high and is made in steel and 147 rock crystals brought from the Netherlands.

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15. Ascensor Panorámico do Monte de San Pedro

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The panoramic elevator of Mount San Pedro is a spherical elevator of zipper located in the city of A Coruña. It was inaugurated in April 2007 and communicates the seafront of the city with the park of Monte de San Pedro. The elevator was designed and built by the company of Narón Ártabro Samdeu.

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16. Museo Nacional de Ciencia e Tecnoloxía - MUNCYT

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The National Museum of Science and Technology is a Spanish technology museum dedicated to technology promotion and preservation. It owns a collection of more than 17,000 scientific instruments, technological devices, vehicles, machines and industrial tools from the 16th century until nowadays.

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17. 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.

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18. Obelisco

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

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19. Manuel Murguía

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Manuel Murguía Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

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.

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20. Parque de Bens

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Parque de Bens Gabriel González from Pontevedra, España / CC BY 2.0

The Bens Park is a park of the City Council of A Coruña located in Bens. It was inaugurated on June 5, 2001, World Environment Day, on the city's former landfill, which was demolished in 1996 causing the death of a neighbor of Portiño.

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21. Aquarium Finisterrae - Casa dos Peixes

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Aquarium Finisterrae - Casa dos Peixes 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.

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22. Museo Histórico Militar da Coruña

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

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