If you’re visiting A Coruña don’t hesitate in booking our Freetour, you won’t be disappointed…
This experience’s starting point is at Maria Pita Square. Here we will start a particular stroll through A Coruña, a peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the estuary. The smell of sea is everywhere. We will take a tour of the Old City and the City Centre, through what would be the City’s birth and its evolution, from the first settlements to the most modern neighborhoods.
What will we discover during the visit?
First, the story of our heroine, our particular Joan of Arc, who was María Pita and why she played such a crucial role in our city.
From there we will enter the old town, one of the most charming areas of the city, a small redoubt of peace full of magic and mystery, dotted with churches that tell many interesting stories.
In the Gardens of San Carlos, the old bastion of the city, are the remains of our British hero Sir John Moore. Why does the body of a Scotsman rest in the center of A Coruña with such homage? Who was Lady Hester Stanhope? We will discover all this while we enjoy one of the best views of the city’s port.
A Coruña is known as the City of Cristal and its architecture will reveal why. Its port is considered one of the most important in Spain in terms of unloading of sea food products. This city not only represents the entrance of goods, but it also witnessed sorrow and sad farewells during the Galician emigration to America.
From the port we will go on and cross the city center, isthmus of the peninsula that opens the doors to the Ensanche. The main shopping area and where most commercial activity takes place.
Strolling through the neighborhood we will reveal what famous paint artist from Malaga lived at number 14 of Payo Gómez Street. Can you guess?
After our approximate two hour tour will come to an end at the beach of Riazor. The large waves of this bay make it, during the whole year, a popular place among surfers.
Do not miss out on these and other curiosities about A Coruña also known as “The city where no one is a stranger”.