Tower of Hercules

One of its main tourist attractions of La Coruña is the Tower of Hercules, which was built by the Romans in the 1st century AD. It is the only lighthouse of Antiquity that is still in operation today. The tower is 59 m high. It has been remodeled several times and the most important one was done in 1788 by the engineer Eustaquio Giannini. He gave it a Neoclassical look that was in favor at that time. The lantern room was built in 1804. The original Roman who built the tower was Caio Sevio Lupo, a Roman born in Coimbra. There is a Latin inscription bearing his name at the foot of the tower. The tower was declared a World Heritage Site in 2009.