Why visit A Coruña?
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4 reasons to visit A Coruña
One hour from Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña is a city for everyone. In addition, in A Coruña there are many things to see.
Eating good seafood, visiting original attractions, strolling along the seafront, partying and shopping are some of the activities you can do in this wonderful destination.
• eat good fish
Packed with museums, monuments and historic buildings, including the only surviving Roman lighthouse, La Coruña it is best known for its rich traditional fish and seafood dishes.
The Pescaderia Vella area is a paradise for fish lovers, full of bars and restaurants.
In addition, on Calle Estrella you will find the best tapas bars in the city, where you can taste the typical Spanish sandwiches in a local version, that is, very often based on fish.
• There are many attractions to visit
La Coruña is full of attractions to explore and discover.
Start on the famous boardwalk, then explore the city’s art and history treasures and newer attractions.
If you enjoy cycling or hiking, don’t miss the Paseo Marítimo, a 13 km pedestrian and cycle path that runs from the port to the city’s beaches and continues west following the sinuous curves of the rugged coast of the Galicia, the heart of the city.
Then, do not miss many other attractions such as the Tower of Hercules, the Sculpture Park, the National Museum of Science and Technology, the Finisterrae Aquarium and the Picasso House Museum, where the famous painter Pablo lived from the age of 9 to 13.
For more information on the must-see attractions in Coruña, see this link: “5 cosas que debes ver en A Coruña“.
• It is a city full of life
Throughout the year, Coruña is a culturally vibrant city, full of shows and events that accompany the popular festivals that the citizens continue to celebrate with enthusiasm and vitality.
An example of this is the night of June 23 to 24, which is one of the best dates to visit La Coruña because it is the night of the Bonfires of San Juan, during which families and groups of friends gather for lively barbecues of sardines and roasted potatoes.
In addition, numerous bonfires are lit throughout the night on the beach and in the neighborhoods. It’s an infectious party atmosphere.
Classical music lovers should visit La Coruña in spring or autumn, when the Mozart Festival (May/June) and the Opera Festival (September/October) are held in the city.
April, meanwhile, is a month dedicated to ethnic music with the exciting Roots Music Festival.
Finally, La Coruña has a multitude of nightclubs for all types of audiences.
For more information about the events and festivals that are celebrated in La Coruña and province, consult this link: “5 Fiestas en Santiago de Compostela”.
• Long live shopping!
If you are a fan of shopping or just want to do it, La Coruña awaits you with numerous local markets and a multitude of shops, outlets, boutiques and shopping malls.
La Coruña is also the birthplace of the clothing and accessories brand Zara, to which shopping lovers can pay homage by shopping at the chain’s first store, opened in 1975 by Amancio Ortega and his wife Rosalia Mera.
So what are you waiting for? Come to know the Galician city of A Coruña, port, beach and cultural and commercial center, but above all a unique and special place.