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La Coruna - Galicia

This is a view of Playa de Orzan y Riazor - it was a rather fresh and breezy afternoon when I took this picture. The surf was lively, and there were very few people swimming. Even at the height of summer the Atlantic is rather cold to swim in - albeit very invigorating. I always enjoy my visits to La Coruna, it has been described to me as very provincial Spain - it is very pleasant, relaxed and fresh. There is much to do here, both culturally and socially.

I have visited at different times throughout the year and no matter when I have visited I have retruned home very refreshed and relaxed - quite ready for the vigours of work. You should note that as it is located on the north west tip of Spain, the weather can be very wet - that fact notwithstanding I do recommend a visit!

The Atlantic coast

The beaches are much used and the Atlantic is always lively and fresh. The image is from San Pedro Park over the roofs of the city. The park is also a museum like facility. It contains the remains of the military installation and guns which guarded the bay from the time of the Civil War through until the demise of the Generalissimo in the early 1970s.

In the summer the views are stunning - in the winter the views are as good but the top of the park is very cold.

The City Square

The square is named after Maria Pita, and there is a statue to commemorate her memory. Maria Pita is a heroine of the city who has a musuem in her memory - she stood against the might of British military during the Napoleonic War.

The city hall is on one side of the square. It is a good place for a coffee and watch the people pass by, as the the other three sides of the square are lined by cafes and restaurants. Check out some of my suggestions for coffee and food.

It is for tourists or so I was told by some of my friends who live in La Coruna - so may be a little on the expensive side. However it is located in close proximity to the old city environs, several museums and other sites of interest.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The Atlantic and the People
  • In a nutshell:Once you have visited Galicia, you will never be a stranger again!
  • Last visit to Coruña: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Feb 11, 2008
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