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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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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The town's oldest church serves as the starting point for the Camino Inglés, where English pilgrims who had just landed in port would begin the walk to Santiago de Compostela. Here, as in churches and shelters along the pilgrimage routes, you’ll...
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The Torre de Hércules (or Tower of Hercules), a stone lighthouse perched at the edge of town, is the oldest Roman-built lighthouse still in use today. It’s been altered a bit—the original tower had an external staircase open to the elements, but...
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A stylized barrel roof set above windows that mimic its arc speak of 1930s civic reform when street stalls were replaced with a bright and clean covered market. The design here is great, but the local produce is the star: tables piled with...