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A Coruna


A Coruna at the time was the capital of Galicia, and now the focus is on the development of fisheries and marine transportation. Here, on a peninsula, everything smelled of the sea. Symbol of LA Coruna - Roman lighthouse, the oldest operating lighthouse in Europe.

A CorunaAttractions of A Coruna:

  • Tourist interest is a part of the city, which is located on the isthmus of the peninsula, where there was a name LA Coruna (A Coruna), or Crystal City. Along the streets are houses with glazed balconies. From a distance it looks like the modernist architecture of 60th years of XX century, if you come in closer, you can clearly be seen the style of the XIX century.
  • The main town square Plaza de María Pita, named after a local heroine raised in 1589g of the night alarm and prevent the invasion of the British.
  • Palacio Municipal (Palacio Municipal), which is located on one side of the town's main square, is a building of the end of the XIX century, which houses a small museum.
  • In the east, in the old quarter is located in the castle Castillo de San Antonio, which is an archaeological museum.
  • Church of Santiago, partly Romanesque and partly Gothic.
  • Church of Santa Maria dep Campo (XII century), built by the guild of sailors, one of the best preserved churches in Galicia as a venerable age. In her beautiful Romanesque portal, surmounted by a round window-rose. Front of the church is set Calvario (Crucifixion) XV century.
  • Hercules tower, erected by the Romans in the II. and substantially rebuilt in 1790. They say it is the oldest working lighthouse in the world. Its height is 104 meters You can climb up and survey the area.
  • Church of Santo Domingo (XVIII century), with the notable asymmetric bell tower.
  • Cove decorates the-art building Domus, an interactive museum of mankind (1990). The author of the project - the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki.

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