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Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)

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Address: La Coruna, Spain
Phone Number: +34 981 22 37 30
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Built by the Romans around AD 98–117, this is the world's oldest...

Built by the Romans around AD 98–117, this is the world's oldest functioning lighthouse.

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On a relatively small hill over looking the ocean. Easy to get to either by public transport or by walking

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a relatively small hill over looking the ocean. Easy to get to either by public transport or by walking

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy to get to - simple bus ride or nice walk. The inside is fascinating but the views from the top are simply superb. The best thing was that, as we were there on a Monday, entrance was free.

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Zetten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best place to be to enjoy the seaview and a long walk along the ocean. A Delight on a clear suny day

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By the time I was there, a windy day was ahead, and I couldn't enjoy it as i wished. You will be impressed by the rias of Galicia and the tower over them.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting looking tower. I didn't go in, just looked around, but it's a good looking piece of architecture and there's good views from around the base of the tower.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Strolled here from cruise terminal and spent an enjoyable time looking around and climbing up to the top which was even windier than down below. Various information boards detail the history of the lighthouse which dates back to Roman times. Well worth a visit.

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Thank RobinB1957
Province of A Coruna, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a compulsory visit if you are in A Coruña. Hercules Tower is the only Roman lighthouse that keeps functioning as such from its very beginning. It was built in the 1st century, 57 metres high and it is humanity patrimony. The area around is a beautiful park with sculptures and magnificent sigthseeing.

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Braga, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tower is from the 1st century and was rebuilt in 18th century. A lot of history on this amazing place near the sea.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, quite a steady up hill walk but well worth it, the views are stunning. Unfortunately we didn't get to spend much time here as we were on a coach trip, would love to go back and spend longer.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was born in La Coruña and have visited la torre many times. the surrounding grounds are good to explore and worth the climb to the top too.

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