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  • 1 Avenida de la Marina Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Avenida de la Marina starts at Paseo de la Dársena and runs to the harmoniously designed Méndez Núñez Gardens, where a pleasant atmosphere reigns. It is particularly famous for its complex of buildings with high glass-paned galleries, which, on accou..

  • 2 Santa María del Campo Collegiate

    Religious buildings

    pl. de Santa-María-del-Campo

    Despite its Gothic rose window and its door dating from the 13 and 14C the the Santa María del Campo collegiate is a treasure trove of Roman art. Inside its three naves are spread out beneath a ribbed, semi-circular arch supported by additional arche..

  • 3 Plazuela de Santa Bárbara

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    La plazuela Santa Bárbara is a haven of peace in the old town. This small shaded square has besides been chosen location for recitals and chamber music concerts during the Maria Píta festivals in August. La plazuela flanks the convent of the same nam..

  • 4 Castle of San Antón - Archaeological and historical museum

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Paseo Alcalde-Francisco-Vázquez 2

    Right in the centre of the old town, the San Antón castle seems to keep watch over the entrance to the port. This castle was a means of defense which the Coruna people relied heavily on, built in the 16C under Phillip II. Some illustrious characters,..

  • 5 María Pita Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The square where the Town Hall is situated owes its name to a local heroine, Maria Píta, who saved the city in 1589, sounding the alarm when the English, led by Francis Drake, scaled the walls. Enclosed on three sides by buildings with glass-covered ..

  • 6 A Coruña Museum of Fine Arts

    Museums and art

    Rúa de Zalaeta

    Devoted to Spanish and European painting from the 16C to the 20C, and in particular Galician painting of the 19C and 20C, the Fine Arts Museum is a huge, light exhibition space. The collection includes engravings by Goya and ceramics by Sargadelos.

  • 7 Domus-House of Man

    Museums and art

    Angel-Rebolledo 91

    The Domus-House of Man, a museum entirely dedicated to the human being, is one of Corunna's great architectural achievements. It was designed by Arata Isozaki, architect of Barcelona's Olympic Stadium. The façade facing the Bay of Riazor is shaped li..

  • 8 Santiago church

    Religious buildings

    Santiago church mixes Roman and Gothic styles. The three apses and the North portal are Roman whereas the west portal above which which Saint James Matamore, Saint John and Saint Mark, joined to abutments, is Gothic. Inside, the large arches ,which s..

  • 9 Tower of Hercules

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Av. de Navarra, s/n

    In the extreme north of the peninsula is the oldest working lighthouse in the world, dating from the first century. In the past, an outdoor ramp circled around its exterior. In 1790, Charles III changed it into an interior staircase when the building..

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