Busy May at the port of A Coruña
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 13:03 by a-coruna
May is one of the busiest cruise months at the port of A Coruña. We started on the 2nd May with a double call: Ventura and Ocean Adventure... Navigator ots and Le Boreal on the 3rd May, Aida Bella the day after and Mein Schiff 4 on Saturday 5th May will follow. In total 19 announced calls and 32,000 estimated passengers. The Port Authority is working together with cruise lines, operators, passengers' terminal, Tourism Office to boost cruise growth.
A Coruña is situated in the Northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula. Part of Galicia Region (green Spain) is a city to discover and keep the secret.
The Cruise Terminal (500 sq. mts) located in the city centre is close to the enchanting old town and next to the city centre, commercial and leisure pedestrian areas, restaurants, beaches and sea promenade.
Main tourist attractions are the glass galleries of old buildings, the Tower of Hercules (currently operating ancient roman lighthouse declared Unesco World Heritage Site), Orzán and Riazor beaches, St. Anton Castle and St. Charles Gardens (privileged position to watch all the port of A Coruña, and visit, a tomb and monument raised, the Scottish General Sir John Moore, who died in the Battle of Corunna in 1809 fighting while defending the embarkation of the English army against the French Napoleonic troops).
Its gastronomy is also worth a visit: "tapas", sea food and fish, octopus, galician soup, pork meat with turnip tops...