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46. Tower of Hercules, La Coruña
Located at La Coruña (Galicia), the Tower of Hercules is an
exceptional monument. Built in the 1st Century, even today it
serves its original purpose as a lighthouse. It's one of the few
Roman constructions of this kind in existence, and the only
one in working order. While it's believed that in the Middle
Ages it served as a fortification, throughout most of its history
180feet high, its original form, it was covered, restored, and
modernized in the 18th Century. Although the restoration gave
a neoclassical style to the building, it retains much of its Ro-
man essence.
Visitors can climb to the top and enjoy spectacular views of all
the surrounding coast and the city of La Coruña. Don't' miss the nearby archeological sites,
as well as a sculpture collection.
Image Credit: The tower of Hercules. Image by Alessio Damato .
When It's Free
Admission is free every Monday and on the International Day of Museums.
Otherwise fees for adults 3 €. Concession 1,50 € applies in the following cases:
Children under the age of 14, Youth Card holders and people over the age of 65.
Groups over 20 people, as far as arranged in advance.
Contact Information
Av. Navarra, s/n, 15002 La Coruña
981 22 37 30
Neighborhood : Paseo Marítimo
Public Transportation: Bus lines 3, 3A, 5.
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