The Tower of Hercules is a lighthouse of Roman origin. The Romans constructed the Farum Brigantium at the end of the 1st century or beginning of the 2nd. Today it is the only still functioning Roman lighthouse and navigation aid for ships crossing the Atlantic corridor. Join this 1-hour tour and visit one the most characteristic monuments of A Coruña.
Almost 2 000 years and still going strong
The lighthouse stands on an elevated headland and its oldest sections date back to the year 1900, to the Roman occupation that expanded across most of Europe. The tower faces the Atlantic Ocean and stands approximately 57 metres high and literally looks like it has occupied this spot forever. Impressive is an adequate word to describe the "Torre de Hercules”. It is massive, dominates its prominent position and becomes ever larger the closer you get to it. Visiting the tower is free and there is a large car park just below its sea-facing site from which you walk 300 metres to the lighthouse itself. If you want to enter the tower, climb its stairs and walk around its open turret there is a charge, but the panoramic views are spectacular and give you a great perspective on A Coruña and its surroundings. It is definitely a "must see" tourist attraction of A Coruña.