Why go to La Coruna?
History buffs take note: La Coruna has museums aplenty, plus the world's oldest lighthouse
La Coruna, like any large city, has some crime. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings
Enjoy outstanding seafood, museum tours and excursions to nearby beaches
La Coruna Cruise Port Facilities?
A marina is just in front of the cruise terminal, and there is a shop and caf?. Being so close to town, there is no need to hang around the port.
Good to Know?
As in most cities these days, it pays to be alert and aware of your surroundings. A good idea is to take your ship's daily newspaper with you so that you have the emergency numbers on hand if you should need them. Leave expensive items in the safe in your cabin.
By Car: If you want to travel further afield, you can rent from Avis (Plaza de Vigo; 981 121201) and Europcar (Avda, Artejo 21; 981 143536).
By Bus: There are 22 bus routes that cover most of A Coruna for around 1.45 euros.
By Bike: Rent a bike from Eco-Logica, which is near the Domus museum at the end of Orzan beach. The town has a lot of hills. Prices from around 6 euros per hour. (Calle Cantabrico 2; 981 904 040)
By Tram: A tram starts at the Playa de Riazor and goes around the city, following the coastline and finishing at the harbor. It makes several stops, including the Tower of Hercules lighthouse, the Domus museum and Castle of San Anton. The fare is 1 euro per ride.
Note: Most of A Coruna can be covered on foot.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
The currency is the euro. A few ATMs are dotted around town. Otherwise, look for the word "Cambio" (Exchange). For conversion rates, visit www.xe.com or www.oanda.com.
Two official languages are spoken, Spanish and Galician, but many people speak very good English.
Where You're Docked?
The name of the cruise dock - Transatlantic Quay -- reflects its location on the northwestern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. A Coruna is the closest European port to New York. A five-minute walk takes you from the port to the city center. Bus stops sit close to the cruise terminal, and you can reach Torre de Hercules (see Don't Miss section) by the No. 3 or No. 5 bus. You'll get tourist information and maps from the tourist office just outside the cruise terminal gates, where you'll also see taxis. Agree the fare before setting off.