Coruña Off The Beaten Path

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    The End of The World

    by aquamarine_cf Written Jul 15, 2007

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    Cabo Finisterre is a most westerly point of Spain, believed by ancient Romans to be the end of the world.
    Cabo Finisterre and it s suroundings show amazingly beautifull landscapes. If you hike (I was too lazy so I used a car) you can climb hills or use uphill roads to see wonderfull sights that are impossible to forget.
    There is also a beautifull lighthouse, and a seaside town of Fisterra where you can find very friendly people and great food.

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    Costa do Morte

    by aquamarine_cf Written Jul 15, 2007
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    Galician coast that deserved an name of a Death Coast because of a very huge number of a shipwrecks and maritime disasters that were and are happening there from ancient times to now, is even more beautifull than dangerous.
    Rocks and sea together with not so abundant but very beautifull vegetation, form some of the most wonderfull landscapes that i have ever seen.

    There is much history there as well. It was a place of one of the biggest maritime accidents ever-, when a large Spanish Armada fleet suffered a disaster because of the bad weather, losing 1.706 men.It happened in 1596
    British Royal Navy’s HMS Captain capsized there 1870, surviving just 18 out of 500 sailors and officers on board.

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  • La playa grande de Miño (beach)

    by wanderingmonk Updated Apr 30, 2006

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    The beach is much nicer than in the picture!

    If you plan to spend a few days in Coruña, never miss la playa de Miño.
    It is big, clean, with lots of golden sand, a picnic area, it is the perfect place to spend the whole day. Unlike Riazor/Orzán, the water is clean and never cold, and the waves are big but safe. I loved the waves there when I was a little kid. In summer time, the weather is more pleasant and gentler than the oppresive heat in the mediterranean coast. Honestly this beach is far better than those mediterranean beaches packed with tourists. You can get there by car and there may be buses.
    Note: not to be mistaken with the Miño river

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  • Vickers 381 Cannons in a park.

    by josecadaveira Written Oct 4, 2004
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    A place that not many tourists go up to see is the Park of San Pedro (Parque de San Pedro). This place was a military base and closed about 10 years ago. Nowadays it's more like a small Hyde park with magnificent views over the city. The highlights of the place are the two Vickers 381 cannons that still look out to sea waiting for an enemy that will never arrive!

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    The Estadio Riazor

    by vichatherly Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Inside the stadium

    The Estadio Riazor is ideally situated a short walk from the beach. This helps out on getting a tan before the match.

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