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La CorunaSpain

With medieval landmarks, a winding seafront promenade, Atlantic beaches and a superb culinary scene, this Galician port city is a great vacation spot. 

Set on Galicia’s northwestern tip is La Coruña, an enigmatic city with over 2,000 years of history. Legend states that Hercules founded La Coruña; the Romans, Celts and Moors settled here; and the Spanish Armada set sail from a nearby port in 1588. Spend hours admiring the Romanesque and Baroque landscape of the historic quarter. Relax on sandy beaches and discover the flavors of Galician cuisine.

The Old Town sits on an isthmus between the port area and Orzán Bay. Start in Plaza de María Pita, a regal square framed by the majestic Concello da Coruña town hall. Wander atmospheric streets to Santiago Church and Santa María del Campo Collegiate Church. Don’t miss the Emilia Pardo Bazán House Museum, Museum of Fine Arts of A Coruña and Picasso House Museum.

Visit the Castle of San Anton, a 16th-century stronghold home to an archaeology and history museum. From here the Paseo Maritimo follows the coastline to the city’s peninsula. Here you’ll find the UNESCO-protected Tower of Hercules and Manolo Paz’s Menhirs granite statues. Spot Atlantic and Galician marine life at Aquarium Finisterrae.

Continue back to the city center via the promenade and relax at Riazor Beach and Orzán Beach. More relaxation awaits at picturesque gardens such as Xardíns de Méndez Núñez and Xardín de San Carlos.

La Coruña’s cuisine combines Galician flavors from the coast and countryside. Sample merluza a la gallega (hake with onion, garlic and carrots), goose barnacle and velvet crab at the Old Town taverns. Enjoy a night of musical and theatrical entertainment at Palacio de la Opera, Teatro Colón da Coruña and Teatro Rosalía de Castro.

Outside of the city center there are great views from Monte de San Pedro, accessible via a funicular. Hike trails around Parque de Bens or attend a soccer match at the Estadio Municipal de Riazor stadium.

Get to La Coruña by flying to La Coruña Airport or Santiago de Compostela Airport, which is 37 miles (60 kilometer) to the south. A rental car is a good option to visit more of Galicia’s coastline.

Top Hotels in La Coruna

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Attica 21 Coruña
Hotel Attica 21 Coruña
4 out of 5
C/ Enrique Mariñas, 34, La Coruna, A Coruña

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Coliseum da Coruna and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Marineda City. Hospital Universitario A Coruna and Santa ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (232 reviews)
No fuss hotel

"One overnight stay before early departure the next day. Got a wake up call and taxi arranged by the hotel no. Problems with a quick checkout"…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Hotel Attica 21 Coruña
Hotel Plaza
Hotel Plaza
4 out of 5
Santiago Rey Fernández Latorre 45, La Coruna, La Coruna
The price is $68 per night

Situated near the beach, this residence is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Casa de las Ciencias and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Marineda City. Palacio de la Opera and Plaza de Lugo ...

4.2/5Very Good! (131 reviews)

"Bathroom sink could be a health and safety issue, its metal frame and corner are dangerous if someone slip and cause serious injuries - rest all good"…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Hotel Plaza
Melia Maria Pita
Melia Maria Pita
4 out of 5
Avda. Pedro Barrié de la Maza, 3, La Coruna, La Coruna
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $74 per night

Located in the heart of La Coruna, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Orzan Beach and Museo Domus. Plaza de Maria Pita and Aquarium Finisterrae are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (365 reviews)

"Very professional staff who were helpful at all times"…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Melia Maria Pita

Popular places to visit in La Coruna

Tower of Hercules
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Tower of Hercules

4.5/5(27 reviews)

You can find out about the history of La Coruna with a visit to Tower of Hercules. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Plaza de Maria Pita
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Plaza de Maria Pita

4.5/5(31 reviews)

You can find out about the history of La Coruna when you stop by Plaza de Maria Pita. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Riazor Beach
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Riazor Beach

4.5/5(18 reviews)

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Riazor Beach during your travels in La Coruna? Find some time to visit the monuments or churches in this walkable area.

La Coruna Promenade
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La Coruna Promenade

5/5(12 reviews)

You can learn about the history of La Coruna with a visit to La Coruna Promenade. Wander the beaches and seaside in the area.

Orzan Beach
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Orzan Beach

4.5/5(18 reviews)

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Orzan Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to La Coruna. Discover the museums and monuments in this walkable area.

Aquarium Finisterrae
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Aquarium Finisterrae

5/5(5 reviews)

Make time to visit the sea animals who live in Aquarium Finisterrae during your travels in La Coruna. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Top things to do in La Coruna

Alien Invasion A Coruña - Urban room escape
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Alien Invasion A Coruña - Urban room escape

$68
Per adult
Private Transfer from A Coruña Airport to Ciudad A Coruña
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Private Transfer from A Coruña Airport to Ciudad A Coruña

$40
Per adult
The Great Dinner in A Coruña - Escape urban room
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The Great Dinner in A Coruña - Escape urban room

$68
Per adult

Reviews of La Coruna

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 8, 2019

A Coruña is a great city and well worth a visit.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 3, 2019

Delicious eating, good weather (for a change). Easy city to get around. Visited shopping malls and food markets with fresh fruits and vegetables, freshly caught fish.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 4, 2019

A real Gem. Beatifull city. Nice people. Excelkent weather in summer and excellent food

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2019

We go there for business Not a lot of business oriented hotels More tourist oriented the people are nice, there are plenty of restaurants

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 24, 2019

The location is great! I’m from La Coruna originally and can tell you that this is a short walking distance from the central area.

5/5 - Excellent

Victor

Oct 23, 2018

Loved it. Spectacular scenery. Excellent food. Very historic. Great vibe.

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