The A Coruña province is located in the extreme northwest of Spain, within the autonomous community of Galicia. A vibrant coastal city with a wealth of culture, history, gastronomy (famous for its seafood) and natural views. Here you will find hotels in A Coruña, as well as many things to do like visiting the oldest active lighthouse in the world or climbing in a glass elevator to San Pedro's viewpoint.
The world's oldest working lighthouse, the Hercules Tower has become an A Coruña province symbol. Built in Roman times, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climb to the top to witness the spectacular 360-degree coast views. There are also some walking trails around the area.
The province capital is known as the City of Glass because of its unique architectural style of building galleries on the floors. Most date back to the 19th century and feature unique patterns, as well as colors and ornaments. The best representations of it can be seen in front of the port, along the Avenida Marina, but there are also many in the city center and also on Avenida Motto.
Not far from the Tower of Hercules is the Aquarium Finisterrae, which means "aquarium at the end of the earth". Facing the Atlantic Ocean, it is home to a wide variety of marine life, from seals and sharks to octopuses and fish. In addition, the aquarium also shows the local fishermen life, their culture and traditions.
For the best city views, head to the top of San Pedro Hill via a huge spherical crista elevator. At the top you'll find a variety of activities, including a restaurant. There is also a playground for children and a picnic area with outdoor barbecues.
Estrella Galicia is one of Spain's most beloved beers and its home is in the A Coruña province. Today it is possible to visit the original location of the first factory. There you will be able to taste fresh unpasteurized beer directly from the beer casks.
The science and technology museum in A Coruña is one of the most important museums in the country. Located in an imperious glass cube-shaped building, it shows us more than 15,000 objects, including scientific instruments, industrial tools, transport vehicles and technological devices. The front of a Boeing 747 and the first computer used in Spain are also exhibited.