A Coruna Tower of Hercules, San Anton Castle and Maria Pita Square Walking Tour

 
 
la-coruna-city-tour01.jpg Tower of Hercules
la-coruna-city-tour02.jpg Galerias at the Port of A Coruña
la-coruna-city-tour03.jpg Garden of Mendez Nuñez
la-coruna-city-tour04.jpg Maria Pita Square

Half Day (Duration 03hrs.30mins. approx.)

A Coruña

Price from: 40.00 euros

 
On this walking tour you will visit A Coruña´s important monuments starting by climbing the stairs to the top of the tower of Hercules. Another landmark of the city is the San Anton Castle
 
Highlights
 
  • Qualified official guide and food expert for detailed visit of A Coruña city.
  • Learn the history of the Tower of Hercules, an UNESCO World heritage site
  • Discover the city and its spectacular wild rocky coastline.
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: A Coruña
Duration: Half Day (Duration 03hrs.30mins. approx.)
Type: Half Day Tour Private
Theme: City and Village Walks
Group Size: 1 - 12 People
Price from: 40.00€
 

Introduction

On this walking tour you will visit A Coruña´s important monuments starting by climbing the stairs to the top of the tower of Hercules. The tower is in fact the oldest Roman lighthouse in the world that's still in use, and it's originally built in the 1st century during the time of the Emperor Trajano. Over the centuries it has been repeatedly modernized and the lighthouse is in working order. It was built by the Lusitanian Cayo Sergio Lupo, restored in 1682 and again between 1788 and 1790 by the architect Giannini. It is the only Roman lighthouse in working order and its image appears on the city´s coat of arms. The tower has been declared  UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009.

Then after this we will visit another important landmark of the city is the Castillo de San Antón (San Anton Castle), this 16th century castle is a fortress restored and rebuilt over the centuries. It is located on a small island and is artificially connected to the mainland. The present castle dates back to 1779. Together with the Castillo de San Diego which is situated on the opposite side of the bay they protected the entrance to the harbour. The Archaeological Museum is housed here.

The Maria Pita square is probably A Coruna's main city plaza and takes its name from the town's heroine, Maria Pita terraced buildings on Maria Pita plaza

Maria Pita herself came to notoriety as a result of her role in Sir Francis Drake's attack on A Coruna in 1589 and she is credited with playing a critical part in reducing the losses of the Corunans during this assault, since she defended Coruña, northern Spain, against an English attack upon the Spanish mainland. María Pita was assisting her husband, an army captain manning the defenses, when he was killed by a crossbow bolt that struck him in the head. An English soldier with a banner, who was making his way to the highest part of the wall, was killed by Pita. She appeared on the heights of the wall herself, shouting: Quen teña honra, que me siga ("Whoever has honour, follow me!") whereupon the English incursion was driven back by the defenders. She encouraged everyone in the city, including kids and women to help the men in order to defend their city and gathering forces and thus they avoided the English invasion. She is, for the aforementioned reasons, considered as the heroine of the city. was a Galician heroine 

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
A CORUÑA

  • Meet your private English-Speaking Official guide at a designated meeting point in A Coruña 
  • With a private local guide you will visit A Coruña´s important monuments: Tower of Hercules and the Castle and Museum of San Anton 
  • Then we make a short stop to visit the Plaza de Maria Pita where the tour will end
  • We have reserved a table for you lunch either before or after the tour at a recommend restaurant.

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Prices and Dates

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From
40.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • English-Speaking Official local guide for the duration of the tour
  • Entrance fees to sites when with guide.
  • (LR) *Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
  • Local Taxes.

Excluded

  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Personal & Travel Insurance
  • Tip and Gratuities to your guide  (not mandatory but given if you have a good time!)

Pick up

  • Designated meet point in A Coruña (Details as to exact location will be in voucher).
  • Meeting at hotels in city centre within walking distance to starting point.
  • Other locations on request.

Drop off

  •  Ends in the square of Maria Pita in A Coruna (Details as to exact location will be in voucher).

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

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