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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...
Rúa San Andrés, 109, 15003 A Coruña, Spain
Settle in for an unhurried, extraordinary culinary journey at this Michelin-starred modern restaurant. Chef Luis Veira wields the strength of the region's seafood in inventive dishes, served in a spare but comfortable setting. The tasting menu,...
Built atop a fortified Bronze Age Celtic village, the ciudad vieja (old town) of A Coruña, with hilly, narrow medieval streets opening into leafy squares, is a charming compact neighborhood to explore. Enter the Romanesque churches, check out the...
Paseo Marítimo Alcalde Francisco Vázquez, 2, 15001 A Coruña, La Coruña, Spain
Jutting out into the bay, this sturdy castillo has protected the city—as a fortress, as a prison and as an isolation ward for sick sailors—since the 16th century. Now a designated national monument, the castle is home to the impressive...
Fisterra, A Coruña, Spain
The end of The Way, where pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago come to burn their boots and dive into the sea - I think. We didn't see either, nor did we partake in said events, but it sounds like the sort of thing that would be fun if you arrived...
Rúa Principal, 9, 15121 Camelle, A Coruña, Spain
Known to local's simply as "El Alemán" or the German, Manfred Gnadinger, moved to this coastal village in Northwestern Spain, put on a loincloth and began creating his own personal sanctuary right on the coast. He lived in a small cement shack,...
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