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Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)

La Coruna, Spain
+34 981 22 37 30
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Built by the Romans around AD 98–117, this is the world's oldest functioning lighthouse.
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  • Average5%
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La Coruna, Spain
+34 981 22 37 30
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Reviewed yesterday

It is an impressive walk up to this place. Pay to go in and you will first see the original foundations. Then you have many steps to climb, but on the way up can stop and read more information so helping those tired legs. The...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful lighthouse with gourgeous views over the city and the bay. You go up over 200 steps but it's all worth it!

Thank FreddieGiampy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance cost is 3 euros. There are some romans ruins inside about the tower. The main attraction is the amazing view from the top of the tower, but it is a long way up, I think there should be a warning for elderly people...More

Thank -0--Tano--0-
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has much history and what a view. You do not have to pay a fee if you do not go in. We stayed outside and looked up at how high it was and enjoyed the view.there are actually porta potties before you begin the...More

1  Thank Laura G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and well presented with lots of historical info available. Steps are a challenge as there are no lifts. Steep in places and very claustrophobic enviroment not suitable for everyone. great views at the top but can be overwhelming for any scared of heights!

Thank Edd R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can park very close to the monument, just 2 minutes walking. You can fo up to the tower and admire the scenery, or you can walk over there next to the sea and admire the sea and the waves breaking the rocks. It's a...More

Thank Gerard P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the must beautiful places I've ever visited. A great building over the ocean, so interesting, get a guide for it, it's a piece of history. I hope to return again.

Thank Violeta C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tower has been located on the very nice place from where you can see La Coruna, on one side, and beautiful ocean on the other. I did not climb to the top of it where the view is surely even better, but who like...More

Thank Observer76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very nice views from here and plenty of places to go for a walk if you wish. It does cost to go into the town but I'm not sure how much

Thank skinsmulhall
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Love love love the Tower of Hercules! I only wish we had allowed more time to wander around. We arrived from a long walk along the beach at sunset - great time to experience its fabulous geometry. Finished the day with dinner at O Fado....More

Thank dd212
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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