While staying in A Coruña with family I had never met prior, not only did they welcome me with open arms but I was seeing different things constantly, whether that be family members or different parts of the area. Although I only stayed about 4 full days with them, each day was full of new encounters.
My first day was spent close to the house, we went into town to go to the market and look around. This church was right next to the market. We also stopped in a cafe mid-morning for café con leche.
Other days were spent seeing different parts of the province, including this boardwalk next to the beach. We had lunch close to here, in San Isidro.
Later that day we went to a bigger downtown area. This is where we saw the Breogán statue and the Torre de Hercules, which is the only Roman constructed lighthouse of its time that is still functioning. Sure enough when we were near the boardwalk later that night you could see the light emanating to the right of the city.
After a good leg workout, we made it to the top of the tower. The views were incredible.
The boardwalk on the side of the large downtown area.
Some quirky lights on the road by the water.
With the exception of some brand name stores, many stores are named exactly what they are and the -IA typically signifies that. For example: joyeria is a jewelry store, jamoneria is a ham store, zapateria a shoe store and so on, it makes so much sense.
The park in the center of this area had a functioning garden clock accompanied by the date in Gallego.
This downtown area is the home of the beautiful Plaza de Maria Pita, the building was built to honor the heroine, Maria Pita, of Galicia from the 1500’s that guarded the province against the English Armada.