Experience the History and Soul of La Coruna
The Old Town is the historic centre of the city. We’d like you to join us on a walking tour and enjoy a rewarding journey of discovery through its narrow cobbled streets.
We turn the streets of La Corunna into pages of a book that lead us through its history. Through the historic figures who lived here and the experiences that marked it deeply. Our main aim is to allow visitors to explore the history of the city by walking through its streets and significant spots: Romanesque and Gothic churches, Baroque palaces, Art Deco buildings…
We offer a walking tour which is the best way of travelling back through time and discovering the characters and events that are hidden among the streets, squares and corners of the city. History is not only made by great names, decisive battles or significant developments, but also by the sum of small events and the home life of ordinary people. Anonymous individuals whose names may have been forgotten, but who in their own way, impacted La Coruna’s history.
Maria Pita Square: The square is named after the town’s heroine, Maria Pita, whose statue is the main landmark and our meeting point. The other main building in the square is thee City Hall dominates and the porticoed buildings surrounding the square that house restaurants, cafés and shops. It’s the most important square in the city and it’s used for any sort of events, but mainly for concerts in La Coruna fiestas in August, when a large stage is place here.
Galleries in Marina Avenue: If the main symbol of La Coruna is the Tower of Hercules, the other one are the galleries in Marina Avenue. They are the reason La Coruna is known as “The glass city”.
St James’ Church: Built in the Middle Ages, it is the oldest church in the city. The church was located next to the port to welcome those pilgrims traveling to Santiago. So this church marked the beginning of The Way of St James through the city towards Santiago de Compostela.
Azcarraga Square: It was formerly known as Praza da Fariña (Flour Square), because it was the most important spot in Old Town during Middle Ages and the market took place here. However, today it’s a peaceful and quiet place. It turns busy and noise again in July, the square comes back to its medieval past when a Medieval Festival is held in Old Town.
Church of St Mary in the Fields: It was given this name because at the time it was built (13th century) it was outside the city walls. At that time, it was the church of fishermen and sailors. The church design is both Romanesque and Gothic in style.
Cornide Palace: The mansion was built in the 18th century, in the French style that was popular at that time. In the 20th century it was used as a cinema until it was taken over by the Franco family in the 60s.
Convent and Square of St Barbara: The convent was founded in the 14th century. It belongs to the Poor Clare. They are cloistered nuns renowned for their home-made cookies.
Convent and Church of St Dominic: The convent was originally located outside the city walls. When La Coruna was attacked by Francis Drake in 1589, most buildings outside the walls were destroyed, including this one. It was rebuilt in Old Town at the beginning of 17th century.
San Carlos Gardens: This place was an old fortress in past times. It was turne into a garden in the 19th century. In the center of the garden it is the tomb of Sir John Moore, a Scottish general who died in the Battle of La Coruna in 1809.
Meeting point: Maria Pita Square (central sculpture)
Duration: Walks are aprox. 2 hours long
Guided Tour Fares:
1 to 4 people: 80€
5 to 10 people: 100€
11 to 15 people: 130€
16 to 25 people: 180€
For 20 people and up: 200€
Children (up to 16): Free
We don’t ask for money in advance. You pay at the end of the tour and just if you have enjoyed it 😊
(+34) 661 23 74 63