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Built by the Romans around AD 98–117, this is the world's oldest functioning lighthouse.
Dr. Vazquez Iglesias s/n, 15002 La Coruna, Spain
+34 981 22 37 30
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All reviews worth the climb ancient roman great history century ad oldest lighthouse sculpture park light house world heritage site the atlantic ocean working lighthouse ticket office roman times walk up nice walk few steps worth the effort surrounding area
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Reviewed yesterday

Outstanding information in the museum. It's a true feat of engineering that a tower built this long ago has stood the test of time. Definitely worth the time to see and explore

Thank Rabbit1945
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is lots of very interesting information available in museum style of the history of this fascinating lighthouse. You can buy a ticket to enter the lighthouse and climb to the top of the Torre from the Visitor's Centre which is a few hundred metres...More

Thank David9899
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly it was overcast when we visited because a monument of such stature really deserved a blue sky backdrop. Wished we had had time to visit the interior because I’m sure it had lots of interesting tales to tell.

Thank AndyP1998
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The publicity of the site tells you that this is the last Roman lighthouse still in use in the world (but I suspect they have updated the technology of the light) and it is beautifully situated on a headland in the North west corner of...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing tower considering it was built in the 2nd century.You can walk to the top but we didn't. Great views.

Thank steve5074
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parking is very hard to find, but keep going around until someone leaves. We are glad we did that and did not give up. We walked all the way up. It is quite a walk, but well worth it. The views from the stop are...More

Thank TravelLovers2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The renovations of 1791 probably made the original 2nd centrury Roman Lighthouse unrecognizable. A 4th level was added and the Neo-classical appearance reimagined this piece of history. Tours are available if a walk up the lighthouse stairs is on anyone's to-do list. The setting is...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The Tower of Hercules is definitely the most iconic landmark of A Coruña, the views from the tower are breathtaking thanks to the Tower's location on a hill pushing into the sea. In general a nice place to walk around and do a short hike...More

Thank martimam
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Dodge the tour groups and even walk off the road and follow the track and get some super photographic angles.e .New restaurant on the adjoining headland and accessible via cable car as well as a road to drive up is worth the effort.

Thank Len P
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We went to this site on a misty day where we couldn’t see it for any great length of time, however it’s well work the walk to see it.

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Sheena L
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Response from DanDunleavy | Reviewed this property |
30-60 minutes, as I recall
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4 April 2015|
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Response from gingko2 | Reviewed this property |
Oct 01 - May 31. - 10 a.m to 6 p.m. June 01 - Sep 30. - 10 a.m to. 9 p.m.
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Response from AlejandroDB | Reviewed this property |
The Hercules Tower opens from October to May, from 10:00 to 18:00 and from June to September, from 10:00 to 21:00. The entrance fee is 3€ Reduced fee 1.5€ (under 14s and over 65s years old) Monday free of charge