This is a walking tour around the Old City of La Coruna, which will start from María Pita Square, visiting the next tourist and historical areas:
- María Pita Square: it´s the starting point of our tour (the Town Hall). Mayor Fernandez de la Cámara y Pita, popularly known as María Pita, is the symbol of La Coruna, defending the city against the English attack in 1589.
- Church of Saint James: probably the oldest church in town, belonging to the XII-XIII centuries, which emphasizes on its west facade the image of Saint James Knight.
- Azcarraga Square: the “old square flour”, was the most important and crowded Old Town Square, because it was the place where the sale of grain was made, as well as celebrations and all kind of public celebrations.
- Church of Santa Maria do Campo: church of the late XIII century, called like that because, at the time of its construction, it was outside the city walls. Since ancient times, it was the church of fishermen and traders.
- Santa Barbara Convent: founded in the XIV century, initially it was dedicated to Santa Barbara, hence its name.
- Monastery of Santo Domingo: in the beginning, located outside the city walls, it was rebuilt in the XVII century, and inside we may find the spectacular Chapel of Remedios and Rosario, both so well preserved.
- San Carlos Gardens: spectacular gardens, offering one of the most beautiful views of the port area of the city. We may visit the tomb of General Sir John Moore, who died in 1809 defending the city against the French Army.