Attractions

Top Choice Lighthouse in A Coruña

Torre de Hércules

The World Heritage–listed Tower of Hercules sits near the windy northern tip of the city. Legend attributes its construction to one of the labours of Hercules, but it was actually the Romans who originally built thi…
Top Choice Museum in A Coruña

Museo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología

Not just for techies, A Coruña's National Science and Technology Museum will engage everybody. You'll see the first computer used in Spain (a monstrous IBM 650 from 1959), and the entire front section of a Boeing 74…
Top Choice Aquarium in A Coruña

Aquarium Finisterrae

Kids love the seal colony and the underwater Nautilus room (surrounded by sharks and 50 other fish species) at this excellent aquarium on the city's northern headland. The focus is on the marine life of Galicia's co…
Museum in A Coruña

Casa Museo Picasso

Pablo Picasso lived in this large apartment from the age of nine to 13 (1891–95), while his father taught art at the Instituto da Guarda school on nearby Plaza de Pontevedra. The apartment still has the same layout,…
Museum in A Coruña

Museo Arqueológico e Histórico

The 16th-century Castillo de San Antón, the fort set on its own little promontory guarding the entrance to the port, now houses the Museo Arqueológico e Histórico, with an eclectic collection ranging widely over the…
Museum in A Coruña

Museo de Belas Artes

Highlights at the sleek Fine Arts Museum include paintings by Rubens, Picasso, Tintoretto and Sorolla, an impressive collection of Goya prints and a fine exhibit of 19th-century Galician Sargadelos ceramics.
Square in A Coruña

Plaza de María Pita

Stately Plaza de María Pita is rimmed with cafes and dominated by the early-20th-century Ayuntamiento and a monument to the heroine the square is named after – she's depicted here repelling the 1589 English invaders…
Park in A Coruña

Monte de San Pedro

This hilltop park 2km northwest of the city centre provides exceptional views over the city and coast, and contains the Cúpula Atlántica, an observation dome with displays on A Coruña, as well as a maze, cafe, resta…
Museum in A Coruña

Casa Museo María Pita

The old home of A Coruña's great heroine, who took an inspirational lead in repelling a 1589 English invasion force (retaliation for the Spanish Armada of the previous year), is now an interesting museum covering he…
Gardens in A Coruña

Xardín de San Carlos

The British General Sir John Moore (killed in the nearby Battle of Elviña in 1809, leading a British force against the French who had invaded Spain) lies buried in the Xardín de San Carlos. Charles Wolfe's famous po…