Galicia and Asturias Sights

Torre de Hércules

  • Av. de Navarra s/n Map It
  • A Coruña
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Much of A Coruña sits on a peninsula, on the tip of which sits this city landmark and UNESCO World Heritage Site—the oldest still-functioning lighthouse in the world. First installed during the reign of Trajan, the Roman emperor born in Spain in AD 98, the lighthouse was rebuilt in the 18th century and looks strikingly modern; all that remains from Roman times are inscribed foundation stones. Scale the 245 steps for superb views of the city and coastline—if you're here on a summer weekend, the tower opens for views of city lights along the Atlantic. Lining the approach to the lighthouse are sculptures depicting figures from Galician and Celtic legends.

Sight Information

Address:

Av. de Navarra s/n, A Coruña, 15002, Spain

Map It

Phone:

981-223730

Sight Details:

  • €3 (free Mon.)
  • Oct.–May, daily 10–6; June–Sept., daily 10–9

Published 08/18/2015

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