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Tower of Hercules

Tower of Hercules

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Lighthouse, Landmark
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Av. Navarra, s/n, 15002 A Coruña, Spain
+34 981 22 37 30
http://www.torredeherculesacoruna.com/
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The Tower of Hercules has served as a lighthouse and landmark at the entrance of La Coruña harbour in north-western Spain since the late 1st century A.D. when the Romans built the Farum Brigantium. ... Read more
The Tower, built on a 57 metre high rock, rises a further 55 metres, of which 34 metres correspond to the Roman masonry and 21 meters to the restoration directed by architect Eustaquio Giannini in the 18th century, who augmented the Roman core with two octagonal forms. In 2009 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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To look good, does not seem like a lighthouse, but a mighty tower.
Its history goes back much addientro But over time, because this imposing building is due to the Romans, around the second century AD datat

His job was to be their to guide ships at sea, and dedicated to Mars, that would protect Brigantium, nothing that today's A Coruña.

Initially conceived as a square tower (18 meters from the side, like today), it measured 36 meters, but was later brought up to current 48 and altered in its appearance during the years of the Middle Ages.

To date, the tower is open to charges and access to the top with 242 steps.

Very beautiful is the rose of the winds below the tower, built with all the tiles with different symbols to indicate the various directions.

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Madrid, Spain

Además de las ventanas acristaladas, otro de los símbolos de la ciudad de A Coruña es la Torre de Hércules. Esta torre no es más que un faro, pero qué faro! Fue construido por los romanos en el siglo II y es el más antiguo del mundo que está aún en funcionamiento. Además está remodelado y está en muy buen estado de conservación siendo posible visitarlo por dentro. Aunque cuenta la leyenda que ha sido construido por Hércules mismo, a quien debe el nombre la torre, es un imperdible en la ciudad, tanto para ver desde afuera como subir y luchar contra el viento que viene del Atlántico. Hermoso.

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Playa de Gandia, Spain

La Torre de Hércules es el símbolo de la ciudad de A Coruña, y forma parte del Patrimonio de la Humanidad por Unesco. Este faro construido por los romanos en el siglo II es el más antiguo del mundo que está aún en funcionamiento, por lo que ya por esto vale la pena su visita. Desde aquí se logra tener unas preciosas vistas de la costa de la ciudad. Es visitable por dentro pagando una entrada de tres euros.

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