Continued from Getting from Paris to Camino Inglés.
Here’s a bird’s-eye view of A Coruña. Click the image below to expand.
On the far left you can see the Tower of Hercules, and along the bottom, a long stretch of beach. The port and marina are on the right, and the Old Town (Ciudad Vieja in Spanish, Cidade Vella in Galician) is situated to the left of the marina—complete with narrow winding streets to get lost in, old churches to pray in, a lively pedestrianized zone to stroll through, and plenty of bars to quench your thirst in (or satiate your hunger with free tapas!). What’s not to love! I managed to pack all of this in on the same day that began in Paris before sunrise.
After settling into my hotel around 2 p.m., I was anxious to walk along the beach on my way to the Tower of Hercules, which I could see from my window.