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“ancient roman”(12 reviews)
“century ad”(9 reviews)
Built by the Romans around AD 98–117, this is the world's oldest functioning lighthouse.
Dr. Vazquez Iglesias s/n, 15002 La Coruna, Spain
+34 981 22 37 30
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All reviews worth the climb ancient roman century ad oldest lighthouse surrounding park great history light house roman times working lighthouse the atlantic ocean ticket office great views from the top walk up nice walk information boards worth the effort tourist information
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice for walks near the sea and has the most amazing view. Don´t forget your camera, the blue ocean gives the most awesome pics.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Iara F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3 euros to go see it... Nice construction, good views... But definitely not very special Pics of the monuments at it's bottom, with the tower as a background, are probably better than photos from up there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jayverg
Reviewed 1 January 2019

We did not enter the tower but the walk around the promenade looking at the sculptures and admiring the Tower of Hercules and the wonderful compass of the Celtic nations was very memorable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pound_Witch
Reviewed 27 December 2018

The Tower of Hercules is an amazingly well preserved lighthouse tower that was built during Roman times. We took a taxi tour from the port of the old town and stopped here briefly for photos. The view of the rugged Atlantic coastline is amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 22 December 2018

The Tower of Hercules is an ancient Roman lighthouse on a peninsula. Until the 20th century, the tower itself was known as the "Farum Brigantium". The structure is 55 metres (180 ft.) tall and overlooks the North Atlantic coast of Spain. The structure, was built...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hans-jaguar
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

It's a beautiful romanic lighthouse the oldest one functioning nowadays. From the top you can see an amazing view of the city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank juliemg1
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Amazing views and well kept attraction. Did not enter as shirt of time. Only suggestion would be to sell tickets at the lighthouse as some people including me ignored the sins telling you to buy tickets at the bottom of the hill....

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank baldyman2019
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

We only had short time in the city and walked to the tower and the North end of this small peninsula. The surroundings here are nice and the tower has a kind of majestic appearance. We did not enter, so no comments about that. But...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TKazz
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Walked along the seafront from the port area in around 40 minutes. Lighthouse is reasonably interesting and has some great views from the top. The climb up can be broken into stages by checking out the small rooms on each floor. Tip: don't for get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mdsso
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Outstanding information in the museum. It's a true feat of engineering that a tower built this long ago has stood the test of time. Definitely worth the time to see and explore

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sheena L
6 April 2015|
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Response from DanDunleavy | Reviewed this property |
30-60 minutes, as I recall
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.
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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