|Town hall, seen from Avenida Puerta de Aires|
|Hydrangeas in the Castle of San Antón|
Recent industrial advancements made huge window panes and wildly-shaped iron gratings possible. And the focus on the natural world meant parabolic curves and other scary words from algebra influenced the shape of rooms and balconies. Most of all, the pretty façades seem to drip with gloppy, vibrant life.
That Big City life
|World’s first Zara store|
Tower of Hercules
|The Atlantic Ocean with Celtic compass rose|
Getting aroundLike I said above, A Coruña is huge, and unless you have a car it’s sometimes difficult to get around. The Tower of Hercules, for example, is an hour’s walk from the train station! Thankfully if you’re arriving in town by bus or train, bus #11 will take you where you need to go. It links the lighthouse with the bus and train stations, plus it also goes south into the industrial park where IKEA is. And if you ever get lost, the Coruña bus system is all plugged in to Google Maps.
Ever been to Coruña? Do you prefer the Big City life or things more laid back in smaller towns? Comment below!
For more pictures, check out my albums on Flickr here and here.