Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), La Coruna

4.6
Overlooking the north Atlantic coast, Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) is an intact Roman lighthouse with mythical origins. According to legend, Hercules killed the giant Geryon and buried his head where the tower now stands, then ordered a city to be built atop the site. Whatever its true beginnings, it is thought to be the oldest lighthouse still in use in the world and a landmark of Spanish history. Take a tower tour and visit the museum to learn more about its construction. A tourist tram runs along the boardwalk and makes frequent stops at the tower, as well as other places of interest in the area. If you want to use the bike path along the boardwalk instead, you'll find rental bikes at either end. Make Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) a part of your La Coruna vacation plans using our La Coruna trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • I loved it!!! Beautiful views, you could admire the entire Atlantic Ocean A place full of culture and legends.
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  • Very interesting being a UNESCO site. Made a point of coming here as only around for one day. The preservation and restoration is amazing. Well worth the €3. Be aware the ticket office is in the car p...  more »
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  • Beautiful landscape near the tower. I didn't go up to the tower actually since I didn't have much time. But the view is just awesome. You can see vast green and the ocean. Astounding. For the tower you need to buy a ticket to go, i think it's around 2 or 3 euros.
  • If you visit on a beautiful sunny Autumn day like we did, you’re in for a treat. The views of the surrounding shoreline are fabulous. We did not go up into the tower, but just to the plaza at the base of the tower. Walk down to the nearby park for a closer view of the rocky shore. The day we visited, there were enormous waves breaking and the sight was spectacular.
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