Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), La Coruna

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Overlooking the north Atlantic coast, Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) is an intact Roman lighthouse with mythical origins. According to legend, Hercules killed the giant Geryon and buried his head where the tower now stands, then ordered a city to be built atop the site. Whatever its true beginnings, it is thought to be the oldest lighthouse still in use in the world and a landmark of Spanish history. Take a tower tour and visit the museum to learn more about its construction. A tourist tram runs along the boardwalk and makes frequent stops at the tower, as well as other places of interest in the area. If you want to use the bike path along the boardwalk instead, you'll find rental bikes at either end. To visit Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) and other attractions in La Coruna, use our La Coruna vacation trip planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    This is the lighthouse more antique in operation since it was built by the Romans... The visit is worth. Beautiful view of the estuary and the city from your flashlight
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  • August 20, 2017
    To see ... as well as the surrounding area. Great walk and a view of the ocean. To see. Easy parking in the area ... and free.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Wonderful space. Views, ride, weather, etc. To go back a thousand times. And the beach As limpets to your feet Super
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  • Amazing view and fascinating history. The only ancient lighthouse that is still working at present, first built by the Romans in the first century. This single place is enough to make your visit to the city worthy.
  • A very nice place to visit on a day out with stunning views from the top. It is well priced and the staff are very freindly.
  • Lovely soft nature. Seems like my contry Syeria. Spring everywhere.
  • It is the symbol of the city and apparently the oldest working lighthouse in the world so yes, it's a must visit! Enjoy a nice walk following the coast as part of it's beauty to see its proud silhouette against the sea and the park.
  • Great view , if you are in the city , this is a must ! Need to climb up on stairs , there is no lift. Costs 3 Euro to enter. Sometimes the tower is closed due to strong winds . I was in A Coruña in July 2016 for a week and the tower was closed 3 days.

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