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The coastal curve of A Coruna frames a charismatic and cosmopolitan city that is often inexplicably overlooked by tourists chasing the cultural prevalence of other Spanish cities. With an enticingly warm climate, a magnificently modern metropolis and a rich historical heritage, A Coruna is a seductive Spanish secret begging to be explored by the intrepid traveller.
Towering over the modern metropolis of A Coruna stands a stunning slice of Roman history; reputed to have been built by the legendary Hercules, the (actual) Roman built Torre de Hercules affords climbers panoramic views of the sparkling city and glittering ocean. Return to sea level in order to explore the Ciudad Vieja, an amiable assortment of picturesque plazas, crumbling churches and momentous monuments in which the holistic history of the reason can be discovered. Venture to the city’s green lung in style in the sparkling sphere of the Ascensor Panoramic, an enormous glass ball that ascends the hillside to deliver visitors to the Monte San Pedro. The verdant park provides stunning city vistas and a mind boggling maze in which to lose yourself.
Indulge your scientific side with a visit to the recently unveiled National Science and Technology museum, a cultural pinnacle that follows the evolution of technology and houses important artefacts. In La Coruna, the predominant artistic expression is music, so ensure you catch a live performance in one of the many vibrant and traditional bars. For drama enthusiasts, the aesthetically seductive Teatro Colon performs contemporary and classic plays on a nightly basis.
For a rustic and remarkable experience of authentic Spanish cuine, wander into the farmhouse themed interior of Adega o Bebedeiro restaurant. Traditional treats combine the rich and robust flavours of sumptuous Spanish cuisine with rustic presentation and hearty portions. Buen provecho!(Rúa Ángel Rebollo, 34, 15002 A Coruña, Spanien, +34 981 21 06 09)