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The Tower of Hercules

  • Tower of Hercules and sculpture of Breogán © Turespaña

    Tower of Hercules and sculpture of Breogán © Turespaña

     
  

Category

Tower

Date

2th-18th centuries

Style

Neo-classical
Avenida de Navarra s/n
15002 La Coruña
A Coruña, Galicia

Telephone+34 981223730

Fax+34 981223730

E-mailtorredehercules@coruna.es

Websitehttp://www.torredeherculesacoruna.com

El descanso de Hércules (The Perch of Hercules)

This lighthouse has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The Tower of Hercules is located between the cove of Orzán and the Gulf of Ártabro. It is a Roman lighthouse from ancient Brigantium. dating from the 2nd century A.D., in the time of Trajan, which was refurbished in 1788 by order of King Charles IV of Spain. It was designed by the Portuguese architect Cayo Sergio Lupo. It has a square base, measures 68 metres and the light that it casts is visible at sea from a distance of 32 miles. The tower is divided into three sections, each successively narrower, up to the lantern. There are a total of 242 steps leading to the top of the lighthouse, but the effort is well worthwhile for its magnificent views of the city of A Coruña and its coastline. According to mythology, Hercules cut off the head of Geryon and built this monument after burying his remains below.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Jun 01 to Sep 30

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

 

Mar 30 to Apr 05

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:30 PM

 

Oct 01 to May 31

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 

Rates

 

General: €3

Reduced: €1,50

Free admission

Monday

ICOM members and associations: Free admission

Disabled persons: Free admission

Find tourist information in the surroundings

Calendar

People celebrating the night of San Juan with bonfires on the beach. A Coruña © Turgalicia

Jun 23, 2018 to Jun 24, 2018

Festivity of International Tourist Interest

La Coruña
The San Juan Bonfires

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To be confirmed 2018

Festival

La Coruña
"City of A Coruña" International Folk Festival

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