Our program in A Coruña
“Located on the northwest coast of the Iberian Peninsula”
Located in front of the Atlantic Ocean, A Coruña is a city whose history is closely linked to its old fishing and mercantile port. The peninsula on which the Old City is located houses, in addition to the Tower of Hercules, one of the symbols of the city, an interesting Romanesque ensemble of streets, squares and medieval churches.
The Aquarium Finisterrae, the Domus and the Science Museum are some of the spaces that show the most modern and playful face of the capital of A Coruña, which offers one of its most beautiful pictures on the wide beaches of Riazor and Orzán. All this is completed by a cuisine recognized throughout the country, marked by the excellence of its seafood and meat from the interior of the province.
Although the origin of A Coruña could be in an old Celtic settlement, the history of the city would begin to gain relevance already in Roman times, when the port of A Coruña became a key step in the navigation routes. Witness of the time is the Tower of Hercules, the only functioning Roman lighthouse and authentic emblem of the city. Currently declared a National Monument, it was built at the beginning of the 2nd century under the Emperor Trajan. Numerous renovations have taken place throughout its history, the last one in 1791, when Carlos III ordered the architect Giannini to restore and clad the tower.