Part of the Galician province
Built in prehistoric times by a Celtic tribe on the Atlantic Ocean and later developed by the Romans into a notable port, intensively used for commerce, Corunna is part of the Galician province of the same name. Subsequently invaded by Normans and Vikings and later attaining central status in the region’s administration, Corunna remained one of the country’s main ports for centuries. Tourism has flourished later, particularly in the form of cruising.
Besides the climate, charming marine environment and holiday atmosphere, visitors are drawn by attractions such as the Tower of Hercules, a Roman lighthouse of impressive dimensions, renovated and expanded over the years or the Old Town, the medieval area of Corunna, built starting with the 13th century. Visitors also enjoy the coastal promenade along the dockyard, as well as panoramic views from Mount of San Pedro Park. Another site of natural beauty worth seeing is San Carlos Garden, with peaceful views, luxurious vegetation and delightfully colourful floral arrangements.
Corunna is also home to the National Museum of Science as well as the Castle of San Anton Archaeological Museum, located in a well preserved medieval fortress built for defence purposes. In terms of art displays, there is also a sculpture park and the Fine Arts Museum. The Regional Military Museum is particularly interesting as there isn’t many of the sort in the country, and contrasting with the modestly sized construction it’s located in, it is considered very comprehensive.
Aside from regular performances taking place at it’s theatres or the Coliseum entertainment centre, Corunna is always in the spotlight during its own events, such as the Medieval Market held every August in the old part of the city, whereas the festival of San Juan, of the 23rd of June, is celebrated with lively street parties large bonfires on the beach.
Concerts, opera and theatre
Eccentric local events
Fiestas and Ferias
Places of Worship