THE PORT AND THE CITY
A Coruña, Cruise Destination
The location of the Trasatlánticos quay in the very heart of the city allows passengers to quickly reach the shopping area of Calle Real, enjoy the local gastronomy in the surrounding streets, discover the old city and stroll through the La Marina dock to enjoy its beautiful glazed balconies, visit Maria Pita square, or explore the San Carlos gardens, where the tomb of Sir John Moore can be found, and from where they can walk to the Castle of San Antón.
It is also possible to walk to the Tower of Hercules along the seafront promenade, one of the longest in Europe, a meeting point for local residents, where they stroll with their families, go jogging or ride bicycles.
More and more cruise liner companies are including A Coruña on their routes, offering itineraries that include calls for ships coming from northern European ports such as Southampton, Le Havre or Dover, or from southern ports that have previously moored in Lisbon, Leixões or Madeira, including Cadiz, Gibraltar, the Canary Islands or Casablanca.
Passengers who visit A Coruña return to their ships with the satisfaction of having discovered a destination with a surprising range of cultural and leisure activities for tourists, encouraging them to return to the city in the future to spend more time here, in the company of other family members or friends.
The importance of cruise liner traffic for the city and its economic effect on the local economy and service sector have led the Port Authority of A Coruña and the city's Tourism Board to join forces and strengthen institutional cooperation to promote the growth of cruise liner traffic, and the arrival of more cruise liner passengers in the city.