Tourism in A Coruna
A Coruna the most heavily populated municipality in Galicia. Located in the coastal area of Rías Altas in the northeastern part of the peninsula, this city has an oceanic climate with mild temperatures year-round.
The cultural, gastronomic and touristic offerings of A Coruna are wide and varied. Hotel Riazor has prepared a small guide of some of the most important monuments and places of interest in the city. We hope that you find it useful and that you have an enjoyable stay with us.
Riazor Beach: an urban, white sand beach, covering more than 600 meters that extends along the city promenade. Thanks to its strong winds, it’s perfect for water sports such as surfing. It received an award from the Blue Flag Program for its eco-friendliness.
The A Coruna Promenade is the largest in Europe (12 kilometers in length) and can be covered by tram.
Mount San Pedro, with its spectacular panoramic lift, provides the best view of the city. This former military settlement has been converted into a park that offers a unique view of Hercules Tower, Orzán Cove, the Domus Museum and, of course, the Atlantic Ocean.
The most diverse of legends surround Hercules Tower: stories that tell of giants, kings and demigods… Amidst a natural setting and located between the Orzán Cove and the Artabro Gulf, this tower/lighthouse (68 meters in height) is located at the top of a hill from which one can make out the Wind Rose and the statue of the Celtic King Breogán.
Not only is it the oldest functioning lighthouse in the world, it has also been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2009 and was added to the national register of cultural/historic sites in 1931.
The Castle of San Antón (16th century) is located near the port, adjacent to La Solana. Initially constructed as a defense structure, throughout its history it has been used as a prison and as a museum, and is currently the location of A Coruna’s archeology and history Museum (Museo Arqueológico e Histórico).
The Riazor Footbal Stadium is the largest football field in the city. Opened in 1944, is the home of the Royal Sporting Club of A Coruna (Real Club Deportivo de A Coruna).
The Museum of Man (Casa del Hombre), more commonly known as Domus, is the first interactive museum dedicated to the human being, allowing visitors to learn about themselves from a genetic, humanistic, and evolutionary perspective. For more information, please see: http://mc2coruna.org/domus/.