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A Coruna, formerly known as Corunna, lies on the Iberian peninsula and is historically the capital of Galicia.With a population of around a quarter of a million it is an important Atlantic port and enjoys a temperate maritime climate. A Coruna is possibly most famous for its role in the Napoleonic wars. In 1809 the battle of Corruna was a significant setback for the French. The British commander on that day - Sir John Moore is buried in the city and his tomb is a popular visitor attraction. More anciently, and just outside the city, is the remarkable ‘Tower of Hercules’. This is a roman lighthouse dating back almost 2000 years - which is still in operation today. The city also boasts one of the longest promenades in Europe. There are good beaches - notably the Orzan and Riazor. The latter hosts a free rock/pop festival every October. The best places to stay in A Coruna offer a perfect base for discovering this part of Northern Spain.
Best places to stay in A Coruna
A beautiful country house with luxurious interiors. Rustic but immaculate rooms and salons; stone walls, open fireplaces, attractive furniture, balconies, reading areas. Lovely gardens, excellent restaurant, golf, riding, walks in the national park. A romantic spot for a country escape.