Tower of Hercules

A Coruña
Galicia
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

The oldest operating lighthouse in the world, the Tower of Hercules is a Roman lighthouse dating from the late 1st century AD. Standing 59m high, the tower has been remodelled several times, most significantly the Neoclassical flourishes that the tower received in 1788 by the engineer Eustaquio Giannini. Declared a World Heritage Site in 2009, the tower still bears the Latin inscription of its original Roman architect at its foot.

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Brittany Ferries holidays include return ferry travel with your car so you can explore at your own pace. What's more, you can pack everything you need to make the most of your time away - from bikes to surfboards and even the family pet.