Located in the Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula in Galicia, A Coruña is a millenary city,
Atlantic and cosmopolitan, in which the ocean has been the protagonist of its more than 2.000 years of history.
With a population of more than 400,000 inhabitants in its conurbation, A Coruña is a city whose social and economic activity is centred in the service sector, making it a point of reference for the whole of the North of Galicia, an area with a total of close to one million inhabitants, and the base for a number of large and successful companies as well as university and medical institutions.
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A Coruña also has one of the most extensive range of cultural and leisure activities, including visits to museums such as the Aquarium Finisterrae, Domus, or The Tower of Hercules the oldest roman lighthouse still working in the world, World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
The city´s numerous restaurants offer our traditional cuisine, where fish, shellfish, meat, vegetables and wine are the undisputed stars, prepared in both simple and more elaborated ways.
Bustling shopping areas offer an extensive variety of products, ranging from traditional crafts to exclusive Galician fashion.
A Coruña is also the perfect starting point for your excursions in Galicia. Less than an hour´s drive away, visitors will have the opportunity to visit charming fishing villages and towns along the "Coast of Death", discover the Biosphere Resevere Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo or visit Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, journey´s end for thousands of pilgrims.
As far back as the 12th century, A Coruña has been the historic port of entry for pilgrims arriving by sea from the north of Europe while making their way to Santiago de Compostela. For this reason, this 75 kilometre stretch that links both cities is known as The English Way.