A Coruña (Province)
Torre de Hercules tower. A Coruña
A Coruña port
It is located in the region of Galicia in northwest Spain. Its Costa da Morte (Coast of Death) is an area of important marine ecosystems, with steep cliffs, dunes and fishing villages with traditional lighthouses and beaches. The characteristic inland landscape features mountains and green valleys. Highlights include nature areas such as the As Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo biosphere reserve, the Fraguas de Eume nature reserve, the Corrubedo dune complex and the Carregal and Vixán lagoons. In the city of A Coruña, the capital of the province, visitors should make a point of visiting the Hercules tower, declared a part of our World Heritage by the UNESCO. Another key visit is Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia, and the final destination on the Way of Saint James –another site with the UNESCO's World Heritage designation– together with the old city of Santiago de Compostela. Its most important festivals are the International Celtic Music Festival in Ortigueira and the Festivity of Saint James the Apostle, declared of International Tourist Interest. The local gastronomy is renowned for its first-rate shellfish, including products such as barnacles and several varieties of crab.