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“ancient roman”(11 reviews)
“great history”(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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must see when visiting A Coruña. Beautiful views all around and the experience walking up to the lighthouse is indescribable in the late evening - just beautiful.

Thank aussiehotcake
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Romans knew how to build. However this is a 1900 year old building, that accounts for the foundation, having been renovated several times. Well worth the climb to the top. Nice view.

Thank Petfar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the hike up to the tower. The fog made it look fantastic. The surrounding area is well kept.

Thank Jošt H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Important to buy the ticket for € 3 with a time slot (every 15 minutes) before walking up the ramp. Amazing construction considering its height, age and functionality. Well deserved UNESCO recognition. Good views from the top balcony.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trip was very nice, lovely views and the history of the tower was good.The story was told very well, we went on a bus tour for this event.

Thank kayquinn65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The top of this tower aka the oldest working lighthouse on Earth offers one the absolute best views of A Coruña and it’s rugged and very beautiful coastline. This lighthouse can be mesmerizing from afar but up close and personal is well worth seeing &...More

Thank Papa G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting, especially the surroundings. Going inside is free on Mondays, even then you need the tickets, available in the parking, before going up the ramp...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say, how often can one see a Roman lightouse, still mainly intact (although somewhat altered in later years) in a location like this? This was a wonderful experience and in general I very much enjoyed it. The setting is stunning, and the...More

1  Thank Camillo P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't get to go up the lighthouse, which was a shame as we walked 45 minutes on the coast road on a baking hot day from the centre. Nowhere we'd researched warned us that we may have a fruitless trip. On Mondays, the lighthouse...More

Thank MySloeLink
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk so long as you are wearing the correct foot wear!! It’s quite high and exposed but very definitely worth it for the view and to know you’ll have seen the longest standing and functional light house in the world!

Thank Becky K
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Sheena L
7 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