A Coruña

A Coruña's city beach is a glorious, 1.4km-long protected sweep of sand, often with decent surfing waves. Named Playa del Orzán at its east end and Playa de Riazor at the west, it gets pretty busy on warm summer days.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby A Coruña attractions

1. Casa Museo Picasso

0.21 MILES

Pablo Picasso lived in this large apartment from the age of nine to 13 (1891–95), while his father taught art at a nearby school. The apartment is kitted…

2. Museo de Belas Artes

0.34 MILES

Highlights at the sleek Fine Arts Museum include paintings by Rubens, Picasso, Tintoretto and Sorolla, an impressive collection of Goya prints and a fine…

3. Plaza del Humor

0.42 MILES

This small square just west of Plaza de María Pita is decked with caricatures of famous laughter-makers from Cervantes to the Pink Panther. Not quite sure…

4. Galerías

0.47 MILES

The expanse of classic late-19th-century Galician galerías (glassed-in balconies) fronting Avenidas de Montoto and Marina is an emblematic A Coruña sight…

5. Plaza de María Pita

0.51 MILES

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…

6. Ayuntamiento

0.52 MILES

The elaborate but architecturally harmonious early-20th-century Ayuntamiento dominates Plaza de María Pita.

7. Iglesia de Santiago

0.61 MILES

The 12th-century Iglesia de Santiago, with three Romanesque apses backing on to pretty little Plaza de la Constitución, is the city's oldest church.

8. Casa Museo María Pita

0.69 MILES

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…