Easy to walk on foot, compact city Centre
Did'nt find any in our day here.
A Spanish treasure untouched by hoards of tourists.
The tomb, in the San Carlos Gardens, turned out easier to find than I had expected. Just ask – the local people know it well, and hold Sir John Moore in as high regard as the English do, or did. (So by the way did Marshal Soult, who had the tomb made.) On the far side of the garden, through the portico with the first few verses of the famous poem...more
this is possibly the best hotel in town. But the location was not suitable for the conference my...more
The stay was marvelous, upon arrival all was perfect, the room big and loaded, the free mini bar was...more
This is a 4 star accomodation; and the location is very very close to the Hercules Tower, but it is...more
The discos are outside the city. Inside the city there are lots of pubs, many kinds of them, you will always find one that you like. They are located in the center, around Plaza del Humor and el Orzán. Most people go from pub to pub as there aren't any entrance fees. They are always packed. Many young people also bring their drinks (el botellón)...more
Although Matthews Bar was touted as the best Irish bar in the city, we landed on St Patricks day, and ok, so maybe he didnt appreciate the tirade of Man U songs (he closed!) but we still felt the Limerick Bar on the Orzan beach front was the better. The bar behind is a local brothel!more
Updated April 2008AIRPORT, BUS AND TRAIN STATIONS - The airport (Alvedro) is 10 Km far, 25 min by bus (1.35 euro, several stops around the city, every 1/2 hour M-F, every hour S&S), 10 min by taxi (10-20 euro). The train and bus stations are located in front of each other, 1 Km off the city center. Train schedules: www.renfe.es. Bus schedules,...more
In Galicia two languages are spoken, Galician and Spanish. Unlike other parts of Spain with two languages, most people do speak Galician. The situation in Coruña is the opposite however with most people using Spanish. In general, some Spanish will be helpful to you. Educated and younger people are able to use both languages correctly but even if...more
Riazor and Orzán aren't your typical spanish mediterranean beaches. The sand is artificial, it's ground granite. The water is unbelievably cold, the current is very strong and dangerous, and then there is the pollution and the masses of algae that feed on it. For these reasons few people dare to swim on their waters. These beaches are great however for surfers in autumn and winter when the water is warmer than the air.
Fun Alternatives: If you're here in summer and wanted to go to a beach I recommend you those beaches more to the east, specially "la playa de Miño" some kilometers northeast (not to be mistaken with Miño river)
-----¡¡¡¡BRING AN UMBRELLA!!!!-----
Maybe you are thinking that you are wasting some precious space, but bring one (or 2). Even in SUMMER.
And some rainclothes.
----BRING IT OR BUY IT----
Miscellaneous: In Santiago there are a lot of cybercafes, called cibers because they have nothing of cafes. But in the rest of Galicia it's very diff. to find one.
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...more
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...more
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...more
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?more
In this stadium I've watched the game Deportivo vs Atletico Madrid in 1998. The stadium has capacity for aproximately 35,000 people.The Real Clube Deportivo de La Coruña plays in the spanish first league and usually competes in the european cups, UEFA Cup or Champions League, so with some luck it's possible to watch a great gamemore
The home of local football team Deportivo La Coruna is known as the Estadio de Riazor, i like football stadiums me so thought i better include my best piccy.Success in the Champions League of late has allowed the club to develop a marvellous Stadium which sits almost on the beach in the centre of La Coruna.more
This facility is very small and boasts only 5 positions and 1 telephone kiosk - however it also seems to be a very busy photocopy business with builders, students and others always using the facilities.It seems that it is open 7 days per week and has quite long hours even on a Sunday.located at 19 Calle del Angel in one of the side streets of the...more
Like so many cities and towns - La Coruna has a tourist discount and access card. The card is valid for 48 hours and there are two types of card - the individual card or the family card.The card includes admission to the city's museums as well as a number of discounts offered at a range of stores and leisure outlets. You can also receive a 40%...more