Deportivo A Coruna - the local football team
The stadium and club shop does not appear to be open. I should say it has never been open at any of the times when I have been there and there has not been a match taking place.
I shall try harder on my next visit; on the other hand it may never be open, or am I just unlucky?
Better view of the top of the lighthouse.
The lighthouse was my reference point as I walked around the bay. It was almost always visible and helped give some scale to the size of the bay as well as the buildings around the bay.
The south end of the bay is Playa de Riazor.
More info about La Coruña province
"Different places in La Coruña"
I want to show you all the beautiful things to see in La Coruña province.
If you know some more please write me.
I'm working on this page so its a bite empty
They are very famous for their "encaje de bolillos".
Also in Death's Coast
The dolmen is there.
And Corrubedo's dunes.
The West Towers are here.
The vikings wanted to enter Spain, from this point (in the 11th or 12th century, not sure). They did expect an easy entrance, but they were wrong.
In summer there's a big party. Young guys dressed up like vikings in a drakar are attacked by the aborigin forces. There's wine, seafood and concerts in memory of the victory over the invaders.
"Santiago de Compostela"
Here's where I live. It's Galicia's capital.
Santiago is Galicia's patron saint(and he was Spain's one with Sta. Pilar until some years ago).
A place of pilgrimage.
Here you can see:
- The "gigantones"
- The "Coco" and The "Coca" (the old ones)
- and some "gaiteiros".
This are pictures of our town's BIG DAY, 25th of July.
A carnival, music every were and the gigantones and "cabezudos" dancing in the street.
The evening of the 24th is the day of fireworks and the "Queima da fachada" (the Cathedral's west fachade is "burned").
"Saint James Cathedral"
The Cathedral is the must visit place in Santiago, like Acropolis in Athens.
The Portico da Gloria and Botafumeiro are the more visited.
You can embrace the apostle, visit he's remains.
Inside of each one it's a man that is working for this day to be the best.
This is the Quintana's Sq.
It's divided in two by stairs. The upper one is the "Quintana dos vivos" (Living's Quintana) and the lower one is the "Quintana dos mortos" (Dead's Quintana) because it was a cementery long ago.
There's a story about Doña Urraca (queen of Castilla) and archibishop Xelmirez. They were in the Comunion chapel (another version says the Corticela one), in the Cathedral. They were pursued by the Irmandiños (the Irmandiños revolt, they burnt some of the north fachade of the cathedral). They escape by a tunnel beneath the stairs of Quintana's Sq. to the convent, in that time a monastery.
In this square it's also the "Porta Santa" (Holly Door), opened only in the "Holly Year"(when 25th of August is Sunday).
"Some other interesting monasteries and churches"
There's a place I want to show you first. It's in Franco's st. This is the place were St. James was found.
(not pic yet)
"The old town"
This is were I live.
Houses made of stone. Historical places (+200 years).
Each column is wonderful, shields graved in stone, angels wearing glasses and a man laughing at them, a shadow that looks like a monk, Virgin Mary pregnant, a mermaid's fountain, two crazy women (the 2 Marias)....
"La Coruña city"
It's the capital of the province.
The Hercules Tower is a roman lighthouse.
an interesting old town. In summer there's a medieval fair. GREAT!!!!.
Beach, good weather (it's in the "rias baixas") and a great nightlife.
Sunbathing, surfing, sailing and more.
From FINISTERRAE, the end of the world. Before Columbus people thought the world ended there.
The Road to Santiago finishes there.
I's in "a Costa da Morte" (Death's Coast because of the amount sailors' lifes that were lost there).
VISIT THE LIGHTHOUSE AND THE CAPE.