La Coruna - Spain
La Coruna is the principal town of the Spanish province of Galicia, a region of northern Spain noted for its green mountains, deep gorges and fast-flowing rivers. Main attractions include the long seafront promenade and the medieval churches and baroque palaces of the old town. You can also visit San Anton castle from where the Spanish Armada set sail in 1588 and the Tower of Hercules, built by the Romans in the 2nd century A.D. and the oldest, still in use lighthouse in the world. Not to be missed is the preserved medieval pilgrimage town of Santiago de Compostela with its narrow streets, spacious squares and splendid architecture. Galicia is at the northwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula, to the north of Portugal, with which it has strong historical and linguistic ties. Within its 1.200 km. of varied and jagged Atlantic coastline there are eight hundred beaches with 275 km. of stretches of fine, white sand, which often reach up to the pine trees. There are hardly any flat areas of land in its uneven landscape, but its hills and mountains offer many pleasant spots and natural parks. The mountain ranges of the Ancazares, Courel, Manzaneda and Pena Trevinca rise to almost two thousand metres. There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.