About the city

Corunna (La Coruña in Spanish or A Coruña in Galician) is an attractive old town with diverse selection of hotels. However, Coruña has recently gained in popularity. In 2006, the number of tourists reached half a million, which is more than double of the entire population of Corunna.
Corunna is located in the north west of Spain’s Coast facing the Atlantic Ocean. It has an almost ideal climate with just over 20 degrees in the summer and 10-15 ˚ C in the winter.

Corunna is similar to most cities of Galicia.

The most interesting part is the Cidade Vella (old city) with main buildings from the middle ages. Furthermore, one part of the old town is surrounded by walls which date from the period of ancient Rome. Citizens of Corunna call the old town Cidade, which means the city. In contrast to the other parts of Spain, cities of Galicia do not have any influence of Islam since this area has never been under the Muslims.


Paseo Maritimo is a 19 km long promenade along the ocean; above all it is the longest promenade in Europe. Parallel to the promenade are trams and a path for cyclists. The Roman lighthouse Torre de Hércules and the impressive Aquarium Finisterrae are placed in the middle of the promenade.

Finisterrae Aquarium (means-aquarium at the end of the world) is an interactive center whose primary aim is to preserve the ecosystem of the Galician coast. Outdoor pool aquarium is related to the Atlantic Ocean and it helps in monitoring the change of tides. Aquarium was opened in 1999.

Torre de Hércules Roman lighthouse is almost 2000 years old, it is located on the tip of  Corunna, about 2.5 km from the city center. In June 2009, Torre de Hércules was placed under the protection of UNESCO.

Night life is well-developed, especially in the summer. Pubs and clubs are concentrated in the street Calle Orzan. They are open until 1 or 2 a.m. Be sure to try the local beer Estrella Galicia (Galician stars) with olives in the glass.

Glazed balconies are a symbol of Corunna. They had a practical purpose, which was to protect citizens from strong Atlantic winds and rains during the fall and winter. Glazed balconies first appeared in the neighboring port city of Ferro; however they quickly spread to other coastal towns in Galicia.


Orzán and Riazor are two main beaches. They are located in the city center next to each other. Total length of them is over 1 km. These two beaches attract surfers all year round due to strong winds.