Xardín de San Carlos

A Coruña

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 poem on Moore's burial is inscribed on a plaque.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby A Coruña attractions

1. Museo Militar

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The Military Museum showcases an assembly of arms, uniforms, banners and other military gear from the 18th to 20th centuries.

2. Iglesia de Santiago

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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.

3. Casa Museo María Pita

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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…

4. Museo Arqueológico e Histórico

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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…

5. Plaza de María Pita

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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

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

7. Galerías

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

8. Plaza del Humor


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…