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 Beach in Ribadeo

Praia As Catedrais

You won’t be disappointed with Praia As Catedrais, 10km west of Ribadeo by road. This spectacular 1.5km sandy stretch is strung with awesome Gothic-looking rock towers, and arches and chambers carved out by aeons of…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Cabo Ortegal & Around

Cabo Ortegal

Four kilometres north of the workaday fishing town of Cariño looms the mother of Spanish capes, Cabo Ortegal, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bay of Biscay. Great stone shafts drop sheer into the ocean from such …
Top Choice Viewpoint in Bares Peninsula

'Best Bank of the World'

West along the Loiba clifftops from Praia do Picón, two benches after 200m and 400m afford magnificent panoramas along the jagged coast all the way from the Punta da Estaca de Bares to Cabo Ortegal. The second bench…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Cabo Ortegal & Around

Garita de Herbeira

From San Andrés de Teixido the DP2205 winds up and across the Serra da Capelada towards Cariño for incredible views. Six kilometres from San Andrés is the must-see Garita de Herbeira, a naval lookout post built in 1…
Top Choice Area in Bares Peninsula

Punta da Estaca de Bares

From the lighthouse near the tip pf the Bares peninsula, a 500m trail follows the spine of a rock outcrop to the Punta da Estaca de Bares, Spain's most northerly point, with awe-inspiring cliffs and fabulous panoram…
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…
Old Town in Betanzos

Old Town

Take Rúa Castro up from the central plaza into the oldest part of town. Handsome Praza da Constitución is flanked by a couple of appealing cafes along with the Romanesque/Gothic Igrexa de Santiago, whose main portic…
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,…