TRIPLE CALL AT THE PORT OF A CORUÑA
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 13:21 by a-coruna
A historic day in the port of A Coruña, the most massive cruise call ever received. The morning fog has complicated the operation a bit, but the 12,000 visitors from the Costa Favolosa, Costa Mediterranea and P&O Britannia are already on a walk around the city today and will enjoy a warm and sunny weather. Both Costa ships are first calls at port and a plaque exchange ceremony with local authorities took place at Costa Favolosa with both captains.
picture taken from the Guardia Civil helicopter (c) Port Authority of A Coruña
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...