A Coruña, Spain 🇪🇸 2019

Date: 28th July 2019

Travelled: 124 kilometres from Vicedo to A Coruña both in the province of Galicia

Visited: A Coruña

Stayed: A Coruña municipal aire, free with services. N43.37152, W08.44446

Budget: 49 days @ €89 per day

After a long walk around Vicedo, we get the Hymer ready to roll. We thought about a swim but the beach is shaded in the morning. So we roll out of the porte and continue south-west firstly toward Ferrol.

The roads in northern Spain are a pleasure.

We stop a few kms short of Ferrol at a services point attached to a huge Repsol. We service the Hymer, give it a pressure clean and fill with diesel (€1.19) at its the cheapest we’ve seen this year. Our guides give Ferrol a pass and so do we as we continue on to A Coruña.

It’s Galicia’s second largest city sitting on the coast of the centre of the Riss Altas. We have a parking stop in the GPS but we find a carnival in progress, so continue on the a large Lidl car-park with some shade in the corner. The car-park is empty as the Lidl is closed (being Sunday). We lunch and have a little siesta before continuing into the city proper…

Map of A Coruña, the icon on the marina.

We have set the GPS for a stop on the marina, but maybe we have taken a wrong turn somewhere ?

Unfortunately nearly every open Pazo and street in the Old Town is a market or tat stall.

A final picture from Sir John Moore’s Garden looking across the bay.

To be frank we were a little disappointed with our afternoon in A Coruña. The old town spoilt by endless stalls selling the same thing. It’s crowded and most of the significant buildings are covered with banners etc. But look it’s festival time in Spain, who are we to complain.

We find a taverna and have a relax. Sir John Moore was an amazing man by all accounts and well worth a few minutes.

So we have done A Coruña. Rather than pay another €20 to stay overnight in the marina, we drive 4 kms to the free aire just out of the city. There is a service point here and a nice view as the sunsets.

Michael and Pam

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