What to see in A Coruña
Among the innumerable spaces in the city of A Coruña is Saint Barbara Square, where the convent of the same name is located. In this special atmosphere, whose origins date back to the 15th century, this enclosure was built on top of a chapel near the city wall. This event appears to have been cited for the first time in a document from the year 1444 awaiting its subsequent approval by Pope Alexander.
This building underwent various modifications that endow it with the splendour of each historical period. Of the original structure, the only remainder is the main door, which was finished in 1613. It is estimated that it belonged to a canopy or a Gothic sarcophagus from the 14th century. This convent is considered a pilgrimage that leads to one of the penitential paths to salvation.
Likewise, it shows the Last Judgment and is presided over by the Trinity; the Eternal Father supports Christ crucified, accompanied by the moon and the sun. On the right is Saint Michael and a dragon and on the left are monks who appear between trees. Inside is a relief (perhaps belonging to the primitive chapel) that shows Saint Catherine and Saint Barbara.
To complement the visit to this building, one should enjoy the city lookout tower in the courtyard, which offers truly incredible views.