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“Much more than just a lighthouse”

Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)
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$236.35*
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Private 3.5-Hour Custom Tour of A Coruña with Guide
Ranked #1 of 76 things to do in La Coruna
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Owner description: Built by the Romans around AD 98–117, this is the world's oldest functioning lighthouse.
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Much more than just a lighthouse”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is a spectacular site. There is a very informative museum at the base of the Tower which is well worth visiting. The whole setting around the Tower of Hercules is amazing. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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Germantown, Maryland
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“Worth Seeing this Historical Landmark”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Beautiful view of A Coruña, to see it on my first night, I fell in love with the city. It was the last day of July, almost August and the nights can still get chilly so come prepared for the weather when you tour around the tower, and the city for that matter. We were driven by a recent acquaintance who was a local so he knew where to park and it seemed quite easy to get around. You will need to be prepared to walk up to the tower from the parking area.

Visited July 2012
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Paris
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“Beautiful and Historical”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The views walking up to the tower and the views from the top were so beautiful. The history is also very interesting. Highly recommend!

Visited July 2012
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Valencia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Amazing views”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

As we approached the tower I was thinking 'is that it?' but the main attraction is the surrounding coastline and the views from the top. It's definitely worth climbing for the views.

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Spectacular view of Coruña”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

The most visited tourist spot in La Coruña, and the reason is because this is the oldest still functional lighthouse in the world. Built in the First Century by the Roman Empire and then rebuild in 1788 to function as a lighthouse and a tourist atttraction, this tower is the most amazing spot in the city.
Getting there is pretty easy, but entrance costs 3 Euros. You can climb up to the top and enjoy a great view of the city. You can visit the Tower of Hercules for free on Mondays.

Visited September 2012
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