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A Coruña

How to arrive:

What to see:

  • Hercules Tower: It is the only Roman lighthouse which has been working since its origins up to the present. Visits are allowed and they have a cost of 3 euros. See on map. More information here and here.
  • María Pita Square is the main square of the city. There you can find the City Hall and a statue commemorating María Pita, a town heroine in the defense of Coruña against an English attack upon the Spanish mainland in 1589. This square is next to the old town and one of the main streets of Coruña, Calle Real. See on map. More information.
  • Orzán and Riazor are two contiguous beaches close to the city center which are bordered by a beautiful promenade. See on map. More information.
  • Saint Peter’s Hill is a marvelous lookout from which you can see the coast surrounding A Coruña. Back in the day, it was one of the main defense spots of the city; some cannons are still there. A panoramic lift is available. See on map. More information.

Lugo

How to arrive:

  • By car: 106 km, route.
  • By bus: 95 min – 2 h.

 

What to see:

  • Roman Walls were constructed in the 3rd century and are still largely intact today, stretching over 2 kilometers around the historic centre of Lugo. See on map. More information.
  • Lugo Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church and basilica dedicated to St Mary. It was built in the early 12th century in a Romanesque style, with Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassicist elements. See on map. More information.
  • Roman bridge crosses Miño River in Lugo. It has been reconstructed many times on 12th, 14th and 18th centuries. See on map. More information.
  • Old town of Lugo is full of streets populated by open squares and small gardens. See on map. More information.

Ourense

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What to see:

  • As Burgas are hot springs.  The waters are similar to those of Carlsbad (Czech Republic), and gush from granite rock at almost the boiling point. See on map. More information.
  • Ourense Cathedral is the main religious building in the city. It is a Roman Catholic Church dedicated to St Martin. It was built in the 12th and 13th centuries. See on map. More information.
  • Miño River is the longest river in Galicia. In Ourense, it is crossed by many bridges (e.g. Roman bridge, Millennium bridge). See on map. More information.
  • Outariz Spa is one of the thermal stations which appear on the bank of Miño River near the city of Ourense. See on map. More information.

Pontevedra

How to arrive:

  • By car: 61,5 km, route.
  • By train: around 40 min.

What to see:

  • Virgin of Pilgrim’s Church is one of the main churches of Pontevedra. Its name is given by a statue, brought by some French pilgrims, that lies inside the church. The floor of the church resembles the shape of a scallop shell. See on map. More information.
  • The Alameda is a green space in the middle of the city. A wonderful avenue of palm trees and magnolias that leads to the gardens Vicenti, a wonderful place where great trees like Lebanon cedars, hollies, yews, and small gardens. There you can find the city council as well. See on map. More information.
  • Burgo Bridge is a Roman bridge, composed of eleven segmental Roman arches, that crosses the Lerez River. It is one of the main symbols of the city. See on map. More information.
  • Estrela and Ferrería Squares are two contiguous squares in the middle of the old town. They are the key places of life in Pontevedra. See on map. More information.

Vigo

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What to see:

  • Rande bridge is a bridge you cross when entering the city. From there you can see San Simón Island, the Cíes Islands and the immensity of Vigo’s estuary. See on map. More information.
  • Castro is where the first inhabitants of the city. The remains of the settlement are preserved in the area’s archaeological site. It is also a lookout from where you can enjoy the landscape of the city. See on map. More information.
  • Samil is the principal beach of the city, with a length of 1.700 meters. The silhouette of the Cies Island can be seen from the beach. See on map. More information.
  • Príncipe Street is the city’s main shopping street. This street leads to the old town of Vigo. See on map.
  • Cies Islands are part of the Atlantic Islands National Park. These islands are ideal for hiking or for a relaxing getaway at quiet and unspoilt beaches. You can take a day boat trip to the Cíes. See on map. More information.