Very few places are as privileged as the Tower of Hercules to contemplate a beautiful sunset in A Coruña. For this alone, it’s worth visiting this beautiful city in Galicia. Whether you are traveling for leisure or business purposes, we recommend you to book at our comfortable hotels in La Coruña, Spain near the popular Jardines de Méndez Núñez.
The Torre de Hercules is the oldest Roman lighthouse in the world. It’s still in operation and is an iconic place that should be seen during your visit to A Coruña; one of the most beautiful cities near the Atlantic. Its promenade is the longest in Europe with 13 kilometres long and it runs through a big part of the coast of Cantabria.
From the San Antón Castle to Portiño there are numerous places that you could visit on the way. One of the most attractive places to visit is the already mentioned tower of Hercules, a World Heritage Site and Heritage of Cultural Interest (BIC). The tower is 58 meters high and it has a neoclassical facade full of mysterious histories from the I and II centuries AD. In addition, the environment invites you to dream about the Greek and Celtic myths in a beautiful sculptural park integrated into the Tower of Hercules. Another charming place that you should not miss is the Monte de San Pedro, a well-preserved park with a balcony that once served as a defensive surveillance point. The park is 13 kilometres long and nowadays it allows visitors to enjoy the best views of A Coruña. The locals usually run through this walk that is also channelled to other charming places in the interior of its own peninsula, such as the Méndez Núñez gardens. Another interesting square is the Plaza de María Pita, dedicated to the hero and advocate of the city against the attack of the English troops of Sir Francis Drake in 1589.
A Coruña also has two urban beaches, Riazor and Orzán. You can easily access them from your hotel Sercotel Blue Coruña, which is located a few streets away. The influx of people increments on sunny days, because these bathing areas are very comfortable and easily accessible for locals. The Orzán beach is the favourite among surfers. If you are passionate about surfing, do not forget your equipment when visiting A Coruña!
Do not miss these beautiful places and spend some magical days visiting A Coruña. Book with Sercotel Hotels and discover the best hotels in A Coruña, Galicia. Prepare your luggage!
For the most exquisite palates, the good thing about staying in a hotel in the centre of A Coruña is that you will have at your disposal the best dishes in Galicia. The gastronomic experience begins as soon as the sun rises, at the Lonja de A Coruña you will be able to witness the traditional Atlantic fish and shellfish auction at the port.
These fresh products will go straight to your table when eating or dining at any of the many restaurants in the city. The range of sea delicacies available is endless: from barnacles, cockles, scallops, nécoras, turbot, grouper, hake, octopus to sea bass. If you prefer meat, in A Coruña you will also find quality veal and pork cooked in the popular raxo or lacón elaborations.
For tapas, we recommend you to try the popular tuna empanadas (pasty patty) with ratatouille or meat, Tetilla or Arzúa cheese, and the popular white wines from Galicia such as Albariño or Ribeiro.