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"Coruna - the northwest bit of Spain" Top 5 Page for this destination Coruña by Audrey118

Coruña Travel Guide: 153 reviews and 421 photos

We went to La Coruna for conference. Otherwise, I doubt I would have discovered such a lovely city. It is located at the northwest of Spain, in the Galicia region.

Speaking of which, during my year 2001 trip to Madrid we dined in a fancy restaurant, and the Maitre D mentioned that they have their fishes freshly flown in from Galicia daily. And true enough, Galicia is trully a seafoodland.

We also discovered that there are so much history behind this bit of Spain. From A Coruna, we travelled to Santiago De Compostella to Ponteverde and some smaller towns nearby before returning to Santiago for our flight to Madrid.

La Coruna, is famous for its port, shipping industry, the histroical Roman hercules lighthouse - and a working one...

Religuous Bit

For those who are Catholics, they maybe interested to know that Coruna is the point of the English route of the St James Way. There are many routes that Catholics do for the St James Way piligrimage, which ends at Santiago de Compostela. I am very keen to consider doing this pilgrim walk - Camino walk in the next Jubilee Year, expected to be 5 years from now - for July 25th is the feast day and has to be a Sunday to be marked as Holy Year.

There are plenty of churches to walk around the old part of the town, and the magnificent Maria Pita square which houses the largest clock collections and lots of nice parks to stroll, or even take a tram ride around the coast to the other side of the beach and back.

  • Last visit to Coruña: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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