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Discover A Coruna's Romanesque Streets, Squares & Medieval Churches

This city, located in the Northwest corner of Spain, occupies a peninsula advancing into the Atlantic ocean, being a reference for sea travellers since ancient times. Virtually walk through the 3 historic districts of Coruna, from the medieval Old Town, across the former Fishermen Quarters, all the way to the area where Pablo Picasso lived in his childhood.

From A Coruna
Online Experience
1 Hour
Spain
Upto 10 people
English, French, German, Spanish
Highlights
  • Walkthrough the three historic districts of Coruna
  • Check out Romanesque & Gothic style churches such as the St. James' church
  • Stroll down the romantic Azcarraga square with its delicate bronze fountain
  • Explore a place where Pablo Picasso lived in his childhood
Description

A Coruna, located in the Northwest corner of Spain, occupies a peninsula advancing into the Atlantic ocean, being a reference for sea travellers since ancient times. Virtually walk through the three historic districts of Coruna, from the medieval Old Town, across the former Fishermen Quarters, all the way to the area where Pablo Picasso lived in his childhood.
The tour starts at the Romanesque St. Mary's church, protector of the fishermen and sea people. Most city processions and parades would start from its square. Further down is the romantic Azcarraga square with its huge trees and delicate bronze fountain, leading to the military headquarters in Coruna, the Capitania building. On its side is St. James' church, built and rebuilt in Romanesque and Gothic styles, and meeting point for pilgrims on their way to the shrine of Saint James.
The city opens to a large harbour, where tons of fresh fish and seafood are traded every day. This seafront is stunning, with its rows of white wood and glass galleries covering the buildings and providing insulation from rain and wind. The main square, named after the local hero Maria Pita, is surrounded by porches and the elegant City Hall. The former fishermen's area begins, now a commercial and business district.
Beautiful botanical gardens grow under the protection of the large corporate buildings, leading to the streets that were developed in the 1890s when a kid named Pablo Ruiz Picasso and his family lived here. The tour ends at the Dove of Peace statue, in front of the high school he attended and where he first started painting before becoming one of the World's most famous artists.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes before the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves walking to various places, and the internet connection may sometimes be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 75 EUR for a group of 3 screens OR as a private tour for 125 EUR and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Monica Diaz

I have been a licensed tourist guide in Northern Spain for over 20 years. I have a bachelor degree in Humanities, and I'm particularly interested in Architecture and Anthropology. My hobbies include gardening, cooking and quilting. I love interacting with people from all over the World and sharing my passion for my country and culture!

I was born in Coruna, where I presently live, but I was raised in the amazing city of Santiago de Compostela, and my family originally comes from the area of Lugo, where we still gather for celebrations at my grandparent's former homestead. These three cities are within one hour from each other, and they all have UNESCO listed monuments: no wonder I was fascinated by their history from a young age!

From USD 79 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.