At the webpage of the Corunna Tourism Office (it is available in English, see its top menu) you will find up-to-date information on what to do in the city during the conference dates. In particular, we recommend downloading the September Leisure Guide with the cultural agenda and information on museums, exhibitions, etc.
How to get around the city
Coruña is a very compact city so it is affordable to get around on foot.
If you want to use public transport, information on the bus network is available in real time on apps such as Google Maps or Moovit. There are also specific applications, the most popular being Bus Coruña, although the official one is iTranvias (the company that concessions the service is called Compañía de Tranvías for historical reasons, but unfortunately there are no longer trams in the city).
If you prefer cycling, BiciCoruña offers manual and electric bicycles in multiple stations throughout the city.
Where to eat
We are aware that most of the conference participants will use applications such as TripAdvisor or Google Maps to choose a place to eat. However, below we provide links to some pages that may provide useful information.
- (in Spanish) “Dónde comer en A Coruña” del blog de Carolina Regueira: https://www.carolinaregueira.com/2021/11/donde-comer-coruna.html
- (in Spanish) A Coruña, el cruce de caminos de la gastronomía en Galicia: https://www.cope.es/emisoras/canarias/las-palmas/gran-canaria/noticias/coruna-cruce-caminos-gastronomia-galicia-20220924_2305896
- (in Spanish) List of restaurants of Corunna included in the Repsol GUide: https://www.guiarepsol.com/es/descubrir/mapa/?supercategory_id=3&calification=3,2,1,R&category_id=31&doc_type=ficha&locality_id=2352&page=1
- List of restaurants of Corunna included in the Michelin Guide: https://guide.michelin.com/en/es/galicia/a-corua/restaurants
If you visit Coruña, it is unforgivable that you do not go to the top of the Tower of Hercules (World Heritage Site by UNESCO) and try to see Ireland, as Breogan did according to legend. The island of Ireland is about 900 kilometers (560 miles) to the North. If for whatever reason you can see Ireland, turn your head a little East and you will see the western tip of Great Britain, which is “only” 750 kilometers (466 miles) away.
If you enjoy history of science, you should not miss the National Museum of Science and Technology. Among many other things, you will be able to see the first electronic computer that was installed in Spain. In the Iberia Room you can enter the cabin of the “Jumbo” 747 Lope de Vega, famous for having brought Picasso’s Guernica back to Spain in 1981.
If you enjoy science, but more to touch and experience than to see landmarks of the past, then you must visit one of the Corunna Science Museums: the Casa de las Ciencias (the typical science museum with a planetarium), Domus (an interactive museum dedicated to the human being) and Aquarium Finisterrae (an aquarium dedicated to the marine ecosystems of Galicia).
If what you enjoy is history, you are in luck because very close to the conference venue you will find the Archaeological Museum of San Antón Castle, which deserves to be visited both by the building (a 16th century maritime defensive fortress) and by the content; and the Military History Museum.
If art is your thing, very close you will find the Museum of Fine Arts (focused on Galician art but with works by other relevant artists such as Goya or Rubens) and the Luis Seoane Foundation. You may also be interested in visiting the Picasso House Museum, the apartment where a young Pablo Picasso lived in between 1891 and 1895. In Coruña, Picasso was a student at the School of Fine Arts and held his first exhibition at the age of thirteen; Here his beloved little sister Conchita died at the age of 8, a victim of diphtheria and therefore buried in a common grave in the San Amaro cemetery.
After so much activity, you might want to relax in Termaria, at Casa del Agua, a complete thalasso with real sea water pumped from the Orzan bay. Or maybe you prefer to visit MEGA, the Estrella Galicia beer museum located in its brewery in A Grela where, in addition to knowing how beer is made, you can taste it.