03 / 08 / 2013

La Coruña, Vigo and Porto: the beauty of the Galician-Portuguese Atlantic



Day and night, there really is atmosphere. This is a city for walking and enjoying with beaches in central and chaired by the Tower of Hercules, a long promenade that surrounds almost completely. The Galicians are reputed to live well, so follow their customs. Sit on a terrace in the Plaza de María Pita and discover its fascinating history. Or stroll along the cantons and admire its famous glass galleries, modernist style. And if you want to shop this is the perfect place, especially if you want to dress fashionable. In addition, A Coruna has excellent museums such as the Fine Arts, the Science Museum, the Archaeological Domus or in the Castle of San Antón. And at sunset, nothing like the cozy, romantic Garden of San Carlos or if you prefer animation, the Jardines de Méndez Núñez, in the center. Here is the Kiosk Alfonso, now an exhibition hall and a cinema before with two rooms divided by the screen, so you paid a cheaper entry … watching the movie from behind. One of the most unforgettable experiences that visitors can take in A Coruña, Galicia and is the contemplation of the sunset from the Tower of Hercules. The sun is disappearing in the Atlantic Finisterre, a dream landscape, in front of the only Roman lighthouse in the world still in operation, which is accompanied by a sculpture park with figures representing the legendary origins of the tower and the city: Artabros, by Arturo Andrade; Breogán of Xosé Cid, Charon, Ramón Conde, Hercules and Geryon, Tim Behrens and Joseph Spore, and the menhirs forest Manolo Paz. The tower is built in the early s. Coimbra Architect II Key Sevio Lupo. It presents the appearance in 1791 gave engineers reform E. Giannini (author of the planes) and J. Elejalde.


Vigo is Galicia’s largest city with just under three hundred thousand habitants. Ancient Roman Vicus Spacorum reached its projection on the occasion of the Naval Battle of Rande the year 1702, where they faced the French and Spanish fleets (which protected the Gold Fleet called the Indies), with the British and Dutch, which gave origin to the history and legend of this battle, of which many believe that his riches lie largely in the beautiful estuary. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries grew huge and unique in Europe, due to the coming of the “promoters Catalans”, which made the small sea village a very powerful international emporium of the cured first and then canned fish . In the twentieth century the port had a flurry of activity, and in some ways was the “maritime Barajas” of those decades, with hundreds of thousands of passengers who embarked on their peiraos heading to America. Currently the port is extremely important nationally, being considered one of the largest in the world in the world of fishing, both frozen and fresh fish. Vigo is a city of great industrial power, emphasizing the factory of PSA (Peugeot-Citroen) which employs telling his aides to more than 20 thousand workers. However, the City has managed to combine the industrial bustle beauty and care of your landscape, piropeada by not a few writers from the legendary Martin Codax, until Maugan States. Vigo is beauty for its beaches, its unique Cies Islands, Ria enviable favorite for lovers of water sports, which also enjoys good weather conditions most of the year. Located 85 km from Santiago de Compostela, La Coruna 150 and Oporto, Olivo City as it is known, is the geographic and economic center of the Galicia-North of Portugal.


With over 1.7 million residents Porto is the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon. Porto’s proximity to Spain makes it a very comfortable and attractive destination for Spanish tourists, even for a weekend getaway. This city, located in northern Portugal near the mouth of the Douro River, is a very special place, it may be that air of decay that invades or you breathe life into it. Perhaps it is its elegant neighborhoods and stately villas in counterpoint to the old narrow streets and alleys that UNESCO has declared a World Heritage Site. Porto is a walking city walk, making the most of its narrow streets full of history and nostalgia. An evening stroll along the banks of the Douro River, the sensation of entering the market do Bolhao or taste of their sweet wines are some of the things to do in Porto. Discover why tourism in Porto increases every year.

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