After Santiago de Compostela, la Coruna is probably Galicia's most visited locality in the province of La Coruña. As well as acting as the provincial capital, it is an important location in its own right and possesses the world's oldest working lighthouse, the Tower of Hercules and the galeria (glass fronted) harbour buildings that have given rise to it becoming known as the "glass city".
La Coruna city also has a medieval quarter, a 9 km promenade, a sea front tram system and an international port. Its Maria Pita square, with the massive and palatial "Palacio Municipal" building is also a must see attraction for all visiting tourists. More often than not, passengers are transported from this port to A Coruna's more famous sister city of Santiago de Compostela, but an increasing number of tourists are now choosing to explore la Coruna city itself.
For music lovers, there are top class international groups and singers or classical music concerts just about every week by the Symphonic Orchestra of Galicia. Shows and a festive atmosphere go on till the small hours in the city's pubs.