Lovers of tours with the sea as their company will fall in love with the promenade of A Coruña. This walk has an extension of more than 13 kilometres and stands out for being the longest in Spain and also in Europe.
The A Coruña promenade, which borders the entire city, was built during several stages between 1990 and 1992. One of its sections bears the name of Mayor Francisco Vázquez, who held this position between 1983 and 2006. The route combines different areas for all means of transport, with differentiating signs, including areas for bicycles, pedestrian areas and, as expected, a wide avenue for vehicles.
The promenade starts in the galleries of the Marina, where one of the largest glass complexes in the world is located. In this area, near the galleries, one can see the ocean liners that visit the city, the pier and the Royal Yacht Club of A Coruña, dedicated to the exhibition of maritime sports.
A little farther on, along Do Porto Avenue, is the Castle of Saint Anton, another of the most outstanding points of the city for housing the current Archaeological Museum. On this site, one can see some remains of the protective walls of the city in the Paseo del Parrote. Following this route is the Dique de Abrigo, which is 1,400 meters long. It serves as protection for the city against the ravages of storms, and its most outstanding point is the impressive 80-meter-high Maritime Control Tower.
Throughout the entire stretch, one can find some ideal beaches for a refreshing bath or to see a beautiful sunset. O Morro cove, San Amaro beach and Las Lapas beach are some of them.
In the last section of the promenade, the modernist-inspired lampposts painted in an intense red colour are tremendously visible. These deal with issues related to the Tower of Hercules.