A Coruña

A Coruña is located in Galicia, Spain.

Get in

The A Coruña airport (Alvedro) is located in the Culleredo municipal limits, 8 km (5 mi) from A Coruña. It has national and international connections and is used by Iberia, Vueling, Air Europa and TAP Air Portugal. There are some international connections (to London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol, and to Lisbon) and frequent national connections (mainly to Madrid and Barcelona, several flights a day, but also to Seville, Bilbao and the Canary Islands). You can get to the airport by local bus (departing each 30 min.) or taxi. The (larger) airport of Santiago de Compostela (Labacolla) is an alternative, 50 km (31 mi) from A Coruña.

The train station (San Cristóbal) is close to the bus station. The train service is operated by RENFE, and there are long distance services to Madrid, Barcelona and the French border. Local services connect A Coruña with most other important Galician cities.

The bus station has numerous connections both international (operated mainly by ALSA) as well as numerous local services, operated by (among others) Arriva Noroeste, Autos Cal Pita or Monbus. Some local connections include the immediate metropolitan area (municipalities of Oleiros, Culleredo, Sada, Betanzos...), as well as most of the Costa da Morte area, Ferrol/Rías Altas. There are relatively frequent connections with the Lugo coast (Ribadeo, Viveiro, Foz...).

Get around

If you want to go along the seafront promenade (paseo marítimo) you can use the tram for €2, which will carry you from the football stadium (Riazor) to the other side of the city, near the town hall.

Taxis are white, with a green light on the top showing they are free. A ride from the centre within the city might cost you around €5-€7, depending on the traffic.

See

Torre de Hércules (Hercules tower)

In the Cidade Vella, you can find (among others):

Some other sights:

Do

Ayuntamiento (City Hall)

Eat

You will find a huge selection of typical Spanish cafeterias. Most restaurants offer sea food dishes of good quality.

You will also find a good number of hamburgueserias, a few Italian restaurants/pizzerias and at least one typical Mexican restaurant.

Prices are similar to the rest of Spain.

Drink

The Menhirs (Los Menhires) in Tower Park (Parque de La Torre); this 1994 group of sculptures is designed such that the holes in the rocks frame different views of the park and the bay through them

The local beer is called Estrella Galicia.

Sleep

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