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What to See in A Coruna

A Coruña (Spanish: La Coruña; Galician: A Coruña; also Corunna in English, and archaically The Groyne) is the second largest city in Galicia in Northwestern Spain. The city is also the capital of A Coruña province.

A Coruña is a busy port on the Atlantic Ocean and provides a distribution point for agricultural goods from the region. Although much of the heavy industry is based on the shipyards and metalworks of the neighbouring city of Ferrol, there is an oil refinery in A Coruña itself.

In the Cidade Vella, you can find (among others):

  • Castelo de San Antón. This Castle holds an interesting Archaelogical museum. It used to be located in an island.
  • Church of Santiago . Located in the Old Town, the church is originally medieval, but has seen major changes.
  • Colexiata de Santa María. Now hosting the Museum of Sacred Art
  • Museo Militar. The Military Museum holds collections of weapons, uniforms, maps and so on.
  • Museo Emilia Pardo Bazán. A museum dedicated to one great Spanish writer of the XIX century. The building also houses the Galician Language Academy
  • Xardín de San Carlos. A beautiful and romantic garden. Often used for wedding photoshoots, and where the remain of Sir John Moore (a British General that fought in the Elviña battle during the Napoleonic wars) lie.
Some other sights:
  • Torre de Hércules - Roman lighthouse. Apparently, this is the oldest lighthouse in the world that is still in use.
  • Castro de Elviña - Castros are roman or pre-roman settlements. This particular castro has been neglected for a long time, and is undergoing major archaelogical work. Many findings are on display on the Castelo de San Antón.
  • The port
  • Casa de las Ciencias - Science Museum
  • Domus - Another science museum, dealing with the human body.
  • Aquarium Finisterrae - An aquarium, very close to the Domus.
  • Picasso's home
  • María Pita´s square, with the Council Building
  • Fine Arts Museum


Modified: 2007-02-08 11:46:47+01
Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/La_coruna

 
 

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