Continued from A Coruña Old Town.
After an epic day of walking thirteen miles around A Coruña, exploring its beaches, Tower of Hercules and old town, I slept well, then woke up to sunshine and the sounds of waves and seagulls on the beach, just across the street.
After breakfast, I made some final adjustments to my backpack. I decided to strap the Mylar umbrella to the outside of the pack, so I could be ready in case it rained.
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The bus to Ferrol wasn’t scheduled to leave until 2 p.m. so I had plenty of time to explore more of A Coruña. I checked out of the hotel and left my backpack at the reception desk.
The hotel receptionist pointed out Mont San Pedro on the map, just a fifteen-minute walk from the hotel along the promenade by the sea.
I read about an elevator that takes you to the top of Mont San Pedro.
Unfortunately, it was closed for repair! I saw this as an opportunity for more Camino training and decided to walk up the mountain.
At the top, there is a restaurant, a park, a labyrinth, and some great views.
I retrieved my backpack from the hotel and walked to the bus station. On the way, I saw the house where Pablo Picasso lived until he was thirteen years old.
Pablo Picasso’s early years
PILGRIM TIP: If you are a fan of Pablo Picasso, there’s a self guided Picasso tour of sites in A Coruña! Download PDF Guide.
Below is the tracked walk from hotel (start point is green dot), along the Promenade Del Mar to the broken elevator, where I had to backtrack to walk up the mountain. The black dot is the bus station, FYI.