Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in A Coruña, Spain


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 4.8 km
Ascend 151 m
Descend 104 m

Experience A Coruña in Spain in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in A Coruña

Sight 1: Igrexa da Orde Terceira de San Francisco

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Igrexa da Orde Terceira de San Francisco

The Chapel of the Venerable Third Order of San Francisco is an 18th-century religious temple located near the Old City of A Coruña.

Wikipedia: Capela da Venerable Orde Terceira (GL)

52 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

88 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

359 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: María Pita House Museum

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María Pita House Museum

The Casa Museo de María Pita is a museum house in A Coruña reminiscent of the life of this heroine who fought against an English fleet in the 16th century led by Francis Drake. In the sound occupied by a dwelling owned by Maria Pita's first husband, Juan Alonso de Rois, was erected in the 16th century. Today, it is located on The Street of The Blacksmiths.

Wikipedia: Casa Museo de María Pita (GL), Website

68 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Collegiate Church Religious Art Museum

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The Museum of Sacred Art of the Collegiate Church of Santa María do Campo is a museum in A Coruña. It exhibits a collection of silver pieces, of a religious nature, belonging to the Collegiate Church of Santa María do Campo, of different eras and artistic styles, among which stands out a custody of the late XVII.

Wikipedia: Museo de Arte Sacra da Colexiata de Santa María do Campo (GL)

81 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

309 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: 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 Emilia Pardo Bazán (GL)

263 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

133 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Rosalía de Castro Theatre

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Rosalía de Castro Theatre

The Rosalía de 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

266 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: 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

194 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 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: Quiosco Alfonso (GL), Website

145 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Méndez Núñez Garden

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The Gardens of Méndez Núñez are gardens in the city of A Coruña located between the Cantons and the port. They are dedicated to mariner Casto Méndez Núñez, hero of the First Pacific War.

Wikipedia: Xardíns de Méndez Núñez (GL), Website

276 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 13: 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)

351 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 14: Igrexa Castrense de San Andrés

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The church of Santo André is a neo-Romanesque-style religious temple located on the homonymous street of A Coruña.

Wikipedia: Igrexa de Santo André da Coruña (GL)

626 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 15: 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 in 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

262 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 16: Igrexa de Santa Lucía

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The church of Santa Lucía is a religious temple in A Coruña, located in the Plaza de Lugo do Ensanche.

Wikipedia: Igrexa de Santa Lucía da Coruña (GL), Website

443 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 17: Opera House

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Opera House Marcus / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Opera Palace of A Coruña is a building located in the Glorieta de América of the Herculean city, located next to the park of Santa Margarida. It is home to the Galician Symphony Orchestra.

Wikipedia: Palacio da Ópera da Coruña (GL), Website

376 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 18: Igrexa de San Francisco de Asís

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The church of San Francisco is a religious temple located on the Paseo das Pontes in A Coruña, an area crossed diagonally by an old 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

387 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 19: Science Museum

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Science Museum Marcus / CC BY-SA 3.0

The House of Sciences is one of the Cornish Scientific Museums. It is located in St. Margaret's Park. It contains, among other things, modules to experience surprising phenomena, an incubator where you can see chicken chicks being born, exhibitions and a planetarium that offers live and recorded programs. It was conceived as a place to have fun with science and Umberto Eco called it the most formidable museum in the world.

Wikipedia: Casa das Ciencias (GL), Website, Payment Website

87 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 20: Saint Margarida's Park

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Santa Margarida Park is a place of leisure, nature, knowledge and culture of the city of A Coruña. It is located near the center on a hill full of trees and is visible from much of the city.

Wikipedia: Parque de Santa Margarida (GL), Website


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