Virtual Tour of La Coruña
The scenic shots were taken from some of the best famous local landmarks In La Coruña.
The first landmark is Monte San Pedro. This was once a defence point with large cannons still in their original position. It’s now a landscaped park where it possible to arrive via a giant, modern panoramic lift pod (Asensor).
There is also a Mirador – Cúpula which is a modern building opened in 2007. The area can be reached by car and includes the michelin star "Restaurante Mirador San Pedro" ,car parking areas, children’s playground, picnic areas, a maze with italian plants, duckpond and there's a hall exhibiting military objects.
The views from Monte San Pedro of the city, its bay and the open Atlantic Ocean are spectacular.
The second landmark is close to the , the only working roman lighthouse in the world and World Heritage Site. There are great views of the Tower and Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding area is a Sculpture Park with scenic coastal paths.
Then a nice walk along the paseo maritimo towards the centre of the city will lead to San Antón Castle originally built in the 16th century to protect the city at the entrance to the Bay of La Coruña. Here there is also a museum about Galician history and archaeology.
The next stop is Plaza María Pita which is the city's most elegant square which houses the City Hall and a statue of the great herione herself, María Pita. She helped to repel an english invasion by Francis Drake in 1589 and she was killed in action.
A short walk from the square towards where the cruisliners embark in the Port at Darsena, from the paseo martimo there are great views of the marina and the city itself with its white galleries.
Not far from here is the Méndez Núñez Gardens close to the entrance to Calle Real, one of the city's old shopping distrcits.
The final landmark is a short bus journey away at Santa Christina beach at the mouth of O Burgo estuary, a long sandy beach with great views looking out towards the wild Atlantic Ocean.