Collected by Joe V
Praza de María Pita, s/n, 15001 A Coruña, Spain
Credited with defending the city against the invading naval forces of Sir Francis Drake, Maria Pita still stands victorious in the lively square named in her honor. The car-free plaza offers some fine examples of the city's famous glassed-in ...
Rúa Real, 56, 15003 A Coruña, Spain
This local company creates playful, modern ceramics—often white with blue and black graphic painting—in the forms of masks, sculpture, tableware and, perhaps most familiarly, tap handles for Galicia’s Estrella beer. These energetic, Picasso-esque...
Rúa Juan Flórez, 64-66, 15005 A Coruña, Spain
The worldwide clothing chain started in A Coruña in the 1970s when Amancio Ortega realized that the wives of local fishermen were underemployed and organized them into sewing cooperatives for a new company. Ortega, now the third-richest person in...
Praza do Obradoiro, s/n, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
After mysterious lights led a 9th-century hermit to St. James’s remains, King Alfonso II ordered that a chapel be built on the site. Since the Middle Ages, the magnificent cathedral has been the destination of pilgrims walking the Camino de...
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