Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)

Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)

Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)
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Built by the Romans around AD 98–117, this is the world's oldest functioning lighthouse.
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nsander219
Chelmsford, UK621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
First - do not use the coastal walk to get close to this. The ticket office is in the car park at the bottom (we saw people at the top wondering where tickets could be purchased).
Second - They only allow 30 persons per half hour so plan to wait or pre-book.
Very impressive structure. Especially when you realise the structure you can see is from 1788 to protect the Roman version inside. The boards you can read on the way up provide quite a bit of historical detail. The views from the top are very good.
This is a fairly easy climb with landings to rest if you need to.
Written September 19, 2023
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statesec
Norfolk, NE333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The Farum Brigantium to use the original Roman name vs the tourist marketing speak name given to it today is a must see if you are in A Coruna. I was unfortunately not able to enter the tower due to force 7 winds. They close the observation deck at force 5 and the whole tower at force 7. I can understand the former for sure but I am less clear on the latter given the whole park which is quite lovely was open and subject to the same force 7 winds. In any event the outside of the tower and honestly its location lived up to the hype. The surrounding park and coastline are wonderful and even though it was rather windy with on and off light rain I enjoyed exploring it completely. If you are going here and will be sore if it is closed I suggest you check their Twitter feed which does announce the closures. The ticket office by parking office had no sign to tell you why it was closed but there was a sign up by the tower that explained it. On the bright side I had the the tower and the park largely to myself which was nice.
Written April 7, 2022
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Malgorzata
12,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The oldest lighthouse still in operation since Roman times. Beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean as well as the panorama of the entire city, the picturesque ascent to the lighthouse takes several minutes. The museum part on the ground floor with original foundations. Beautiful panorama from the top of the tower. 284 stairs but not tiresome. A spectacular place. The tower is an interesting attraction and is definitely worth seeing.
Written June 11, 2021
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Steph_FR-BE
Schaerbeek, Belgium2,350 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Because of the Covid-19 and the lack of ventilation in the tower, the number of visitors is limited to 10 every 45 minutes. In other words, no prior booking = no entry as everything is quickly full. Still the view is nice from below.
Written August 8, 2021
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Steve_NXG
Northampton, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We visited on a cruise and hadn't booked any excursions, but this was easy to get to using the #15 bus which was a very short walk from the terminal. Bus drivers there and back were also super helpful. Location itself is just as seen in the millions of photogrpahs. Still impressive first hand and worth the vist.
Written January 7, 2020
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Norman M
Edinburgh, UK340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
First, I didn't go inside the tower, but toured around it. It's an imposing piece of work, but in addition, there is the opportunity to walk around the beautiful coastline and explore the sculpture park, with its works which are well integrated into the landscape. Captivating and beautiful, especially taking into account the sea.
Written June 16, 2022
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DriverNS
Novi Sad, Serbia136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Business
If you come to A Coruna you have to "feel" the city and see from the tower. You can see the pictures on google, but every town, every place has that special place from where you can feel the city.The tower is very preserved and in working order. Just bring a hat. Very windy.
Written February 1, 2020
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David A
Sacramento, CA68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Beautiful and interesting. For a few Euros you can take a walk to the top of the tower for a spectacular view. If you get time and weather permits, there is a stunning little beach at the base of the tower. A must in your visit to A Coruña!
Written May 14, 2022
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mttaylor9
Baltimore, MD841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
How is it possible that buildings, built in the 1950s are crumbling and this lighthouse, built in the first century is not only still standing but still works??

Those Romans knew how to build quality and while they put this lighthouse in a position to help seafarers, they also put it in a beautiful perch! The sights are glorious, the landscapes, the sea... just breathtaking!
Written August 22, 2023
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,677 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Very worth it, recommended as a place to watch the sunset. I walked from the center to the tower, Europe's longest urban maritime walk, very beautiful. The way is easy but it is long so I was tired. It is possible to also take busses leaving you very near the parking lot. I did not go inside the tower. It is the oldest lighthouse still functioning. Recommend the Lapas beach for beautiful small beach with view to the tower.
Written August 3, 2022
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