Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), La Coruna

Categories: Lighthouses, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
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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  • You have to see it whether or if, by its history, the environment and the views above todo.merece once worthwhile to spend the day in the area.
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  • The best of Coruña it must pass through here must mind when visiting this beautiful city beautiful
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  • The magnificently preserved lighthouse has spectacular views, on a clear day, it is worth seeing.
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  • Oldest working lighthouse in the world! The core of this building Roman and was found after excavation work was carried out in the 1990s. Yeh outer layer is the restoration work that was done in the 18th century. It's a interesting building and has a great view of the entrance to La Coruna harbour from the top.
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  • A must see if you're in town! I can't believe it took me years to finally go to this place! Awesome in the summer - but there's probably a wait, try going closer to closing time. (=
  • A fantastic place, a really nice walk around the area and a fantastic view from the top. Only 3 euro to climb the tower.
  • Roman lighthouse updated throughout the centuries. Beautiful views.
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