Tower of Hercules
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- Tower of HerculesFirst to ReviewJul 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: