The Tower of Hercules in A Coruña

The Tower of Hercules It is the symbol of the city of A Coruña and it was declared in 2009 World Heritage by UNESCO. A spectacular lighthouse with a height of 68 m and that is from the 11th century. It is also the oldest in operation in the world, since despite its long age and being the main tourist center of the city, it continues to operate. It is also the only Roman lighthouse and flashes in groups of four every 20 seconds.

It is the most visited monument in A Coruña And you can access to the top and see the entire city from above, something essential since from here you will take the best photographs. Of course, to get to the top you will have to climb endless stairs, but I assure you that it will be worth it.

In the surroundings you will not only be able to see all the sea and the Riazor and Orzán beachesbut you will enjoy the Sculpture Park of the Tower of Hercules and where you can see, on the way to the Tower, more than 15 works by important artists of the 20th century such as Pablo Serrano or Francisco Leiro. A true open air museum.

If you have time, you can take a walk for several kilometers through the Promenade that runs through the city from end to end and that from the Tower of Hercules can take you to the Riazor Stadium, the aforementioned beaches and the Mount of san pedro, where they have installed an elevator that takes you from the Paseo to the top of the mountain and the views are spectacular. In addition, in that area is another monument, the Milenium, inaugurated a few years ago and which is becoming another important point of visit for all tourists.


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