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Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)

La Coruna, Spain
+34 981 22 37 30
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Built by the Romans around AD 98–117, this is the world's oldest functioning lighthouse.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth the climb” (12 reviews)
“ancient roman” (10 reviews)
“century ad” (8 reviews)
La Coruna, Spain
+34 981 22 37 30
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This tower is very popular with tourists and is extremely busy. From the car park there is a walk uphill of around twenty minutes, not very good if you are unfit or have health problems, however the views across the bay are stunning.

Thank budeSheffield
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing historic Icon of Coruna still in use today. To see the work that has been done in order to keep this icon from deteriorating and lost is a worthwhile visit and the history that accompanies it is great reading.

Thank Margkav
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tower in itself is beautiful and the views from here are just impressive, you feel all the raw power of nature. It's fantastic to go for walks, breath the fresh air and enjoy the amazing scenery.

Thank RocioRosee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have time to go inside, but still interesting from outside. It is set on headland with great views over the lovely coastline. There are clean toilets at base of tower. Even if you have mobility issues and cannot manage to walk up path...More

Thank Bunty8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to this place as it is an icon here in La Coruna! It is beautiful and the light house still works.... it is a piece of history and it is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Jacques R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super interesting Roman era tower with a view of the original foundations at the base. The climb is not too hard with several floors you can stop on to rest if you need it. Great views from the top.

Thank Jenni L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Roman lighthouse which is still functioning, set on a beautiful headland at one end of La Coruna. Well worth the walk up the cobbled pathway to view both the lighthouse itself and the stunning views along the coast in all directions. Small informative visitor centre...More

Thank earthtravelller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fascinating feature in La Coruna. The Roman lighthouse is the oldest functioning maritime beacon in the world, and while it has been modernised it still had its original Roman feel. It is a must see, though those with mobility issues may prefer...More

Thank padreray
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a pleasant little stroll up the hill brings you to this interesting monument. worth a look. good vantage point.

1  Thank sometimewanderlust
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stroll through the great sculpture gardens along the coast and end up here, The waves, colors of land and sea and sky are pretty dang epic. More than a mere tower, it's also a museum and thus far more interesting to any students of history....More

1  Thank Andrew B
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Sheena L
6 April 2015|
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Response from AJS-NY | Reviewed this property |
That would be quite a hike. Don't know the exact distance but I would guess it would be about around two miles. Having said that, you would be walking along the coast which is quite stunning. Taxis are cheap, though
Sheena L
5 April 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.
Sheena L
5 April 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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