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  • Tower of Hercules
    Valentina De Santis
    First to Review
    5 Jul 07, 2012

    To look good, does not seem like a lighthouse, but a mighty tower.
    Its history goes back much addientro But over time, because this imposing building is due to the Romans, around the second century AD datat

    His job was to be their to guide ships at sea, and dedicated to Mars, that would protect Brigantium, nothing that today's A Coruña.

    Initially conceived as a square tower (18 meters from the side, like today), it measured 36 meters, but was later brought up to current 48 and altered in its appearance during the years of the Middle Ages.

    To date, the tower is open to charges and access to the top with 242 steps.

    Very beautiful is the rose of the winds below the tower, built with all the tiles with different symbols to indicate the various directions.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Ramón
    5 Mar 26, 2013

    Excelent

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    Maria Silva
    3 May 07, 2013
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    Sergio Gomes
    4 Jul 30, 2012
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    5 Apr 13, 2013
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    5 Mar 03, 2013
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    5 Jul 26, 2012
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Description

The Tower of Hercules has served as a lighthouse and landmark at the entrance of La Coruña harbour in north-western Spain since the late 1st century A.D. when the Romans built the Farum Brigantium. The Tower, built on a 57 metre high rock, rises a further 55 metres, of which 34 metres correspond to the Roman masonry and 21 meters to the restoration directed by architect Eustaquio Giannini in the ... read more
18th century, who augmented the Roman core with two octagonal forms. In 2009 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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