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Built by the Romans around AD 98–117, this is the world's oldest functioning lighthouse.
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Dr. Vazquez Iglesias s/n, 15002 La Coruna, Spain
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Regardless of its age and origin, Hercules is a fitting namesake for this impressive lighthouse. The view is equally good from afar or standing at its base. We happened to pass by at night when it is brightly illuminated. It is a good walk from...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a sunny windy day. Apparently the tower was closed the day before due to inclement weather. The tickets are timed so there are no queues on the stairs. You purchase your ticket from the office in the car park and then it's a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Diamond2904
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to get a close up view of the tower when our cruise ship arrived in La Coruna. It is amazing when you consider that it is still standing and functioning almost 2,000 years after it was built, albeit with modern technology implemented.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steeped in history, The Tower of Hercules is well worth a visit. A good museum, which is free to go and visit if you do not wat to pay the entrance fee to walk the 300 steps to the top of the tower!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hercules tower is the only ancient lighthouse still working. The legend of Hercules is very interesting and worth the climbing

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ThePerrys_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented some electric bikes and rode around the coastline. There a nice bike road to go on that makes it a comfortable trip.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lperezcervera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I mean, it was ok. I took some pretty cool pictures from above. I would not pay. Fortunately, I visited Monday and monday’s are free!!!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank chelewing2001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice place, symbol of La Coruña and also the oldest lighthouse built by the Romans that still works... feel the wind, enjoy the views

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on a tour. It’s a steep climb up to the lighthouse and very windy but great views of the city. It’s still a working lighthouse.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Travelchick1983
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful amenity in A Coruna. Beautifully restored and worth the €3 admission. Great views of the city and photo opportunities. However there is no way that you could see as far as Ireland from the top of the tower so don't believe the fairy...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Sheena L
April 6, 2015|
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Response from DanDunleavy | Reviewed this property |
30-60 minutes, as I recall
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Sheena L
April 4, 2015|
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Response from gingko2 | Reviewed this property |
Oct 01 - May 31. - 10 a.m to 6 p.m. June 01 - Sep 30. - 10 a.m to. 9 p.m.
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Sheena L
April 4, 2015|
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Response from AlejandroDB | Reviewed this property |
The Hercules Tower opens from October to May, from 10:00 to 18:00 and from June to September, from 10:00 to 21:00. The entrance fee is 3€ Reduced fee 1.5€ (under 14s and over 65s years old) Monday free of charge
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