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A Coruña and Betanzos

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A day trip to tour of the Ártabro Gulf and the cities that give their name to two estuaries, A Coruña and Betanzos. We will visit the heart of the northern estuaries, the Portus Magnus Artabrorum where the Romans built the world's oldest operating lighthouse still in existence, the Tower of Hercules.

The city of A Coruña is located on a promontory at the base of the gulf on a peninsula washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and boasting Europe's longest seaside esplanade. One side of the coastline features the two main urban beaches: Riazor and Orzån. The other side is home to the harbour and the entertainment area of the city and homes with modernist style galleries, which also make the city known as the City of Glass.

We will visit the Tower of Hercules, declared World Heritage Site monument in 2009 and surrounded by a sculpture park made by Galician artists on the cult to the lighthouse.

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The city worships its heroine Maria Pita in the square that bears her name, she lead the town’s people to defeat the British privateer Sir Francis Drake, after a long siege of the city. The square is presided by the Municipal Palace, of eclectic style and headquarters to the city council. The walk through the Old Town will take us through the romantic garden of San Carlos and two jewels of the Romanesque, the church of Santiago and the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria del Campo.

Following along the coast, we will reach the town of Betanzos, one of the former provinces and capital of the Kingdom of Galicia. Once there one cannot miss O Pasatempo Park, a recreation of a fantasy world commissioned and built by the GarcĂ­a Naveira brothers in 1893.