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A Coruna Travel Guide, Spain

A Coruna Travel Guide – The Spanish Port with a City Antipode

This A Coruna travel guide will tell you everything you need to know when visiting the capital of the A Coruna province in Spain, part of the autonomous community of Galicia. It is located in northwestern Spain and is the second largest city in Galicia, after Vigo. It is a very busy Spanish port on the Atlantic Ocean, mainly being a hub for the export of agricultural goods produced in the area. There is also heavy industry based on shipyards and an oil refinery that contribute to the economical wellbeing of the city. One of the interesting facts about the city is that has an exact city antipode on Earth, a characteristic that is shared by only eight pairs of cities in the world. Its antipode is located in New Zealand and is called Christchurch. The weather in A Coruna is pleasant, and although the Atlantic influences are very strong some Mediterranean characteristics are still being felt. This means that during winter temperatures rarely drop under 7 degrees Celsius, while the summertime exhibits temperatures of 22 – 25 degrees.

A Coruna Travel Guide – The Longest European Promenade

The population in A Coruna is about 254.000, but the population density is one of the highest in Europe, reaching 6700 inhabitants per sq kilometer. The number of tourists is also growing higher every year, mostly because of one of the longest promenades in the world that exceeds 10 kilometers and covers the entire city. While taking this promenade (which is also available by tram or bike) you can also visit some of the main sights in the city, like the House of Man and the Tower of Hercules (a lighthouse that dates back to Roman times and has been functioning ever since). There are two main beaches located inside the city proper, that are accessible through this promenade and are important attractions for tourists, locals and surfers. This is best visible in the 2006 statistics, which say that the number of tourists who chose to visit A Coruna that year was 500.000, which is the equivalent of double the city’s population.

A Coruna Travel Guide – The Touristic Paradise

Any A Coruna travel guide should mention the city motto, which is “The city where nobody is a stranger.” This is directly translated into the services offered for tourists, including an impressive hotel and restaurant chain that can accommodate any preferences and any budget categories. Nightlife is also thriving especially during the summer months, when clubs open only at 12 PM and close when the last people leave, as happens through most of Spain and especially in nearby Valladolid. If you are interested in fashion A Coruna still makes a wonderful destination, being the place where the very first ZARA shop was opened in 1975.

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