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. Make Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) a part of your La Coruna vacation plans using our La Coruna trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fascinating location - the lighthouse is enormous compared to more modern structures and the windrose was fascinating - references to all the remaining Celtic areas - Galicia, Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Brittany, Man, Ireland but because the reference was in Gaelic (I guess) locations like Kernow and Alba may have confused.
  • Beautiful place, very calming. The actual tower is nice but the surroundings make the experience even better.
  • A must to visit and enter when in A Coruña!! Oldest working light house in the world! And not expensive to enter. €3.
  • An amazing Roman structure rebuilt by the Victorian's. Great views and information about its history and construction .
  • 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.

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