Turgalicia Turismo de Galicia

Xunta de Galicia
Start > Visit these… destinations > Geo-destinations > Rías Altas > A Coruña e As Mariñas > Add to "My trip"


Betanzos and Pazo de Mariñán

Betanzos and Pazo de Mariñán

Guarded by the Rivers Mendo and Mandeo, Betanzos' historic centre is one of the most beautiful monumental town centres in Galicia...


Interesting sites...


A Coruña e As Mariñas



The space revolves around the city of A Coruña, which is also the capital of the province. This geodestination ensconces popular tourist attractions such the world's oldest operating lighthouse (the Torre de Hércules), one of Europe's longest promenades  (A Coruña), one of the largest casto communities in northern Galicia (the Castro de Elviña), the most beautiful sound of the sea in the world – according to the international competition held by the Polish city of Slupsk (the sound of the sea and seagulls on Orzán Beach) – the first theme park in the West (the Parque do Pasatempo in Betanzos).

A Coruña is one of the ports of entry for pilgrims who walk the English Way. In this geodestination, the route crosses through the towns of Miño, Paderne, Betanzos and Abegondo on the branch from Ferrol, and the municipalities of A Coruña, Culleredo, Cambre and Carral on the branch that begins in the Port of A Coruña.

A Coruña's wide range of tourist attractions makes it difficult to choose which sites to recommend to visitors. From the Monte de San Pedro to the romantic garden de San Carlos (with General Sir John Moore's casket), from the Church of Santiago on the English Way to the Churches of Santa María do Campo and San Xurxo , from the Old Town to the castillo de San Antón, and including its wide range of museums such as the Museo de Belas Artes and the Domus and the Casa de los Peces, not to mention the Torre de Hércules – its new UNESCO World Heritage Site –, all of these constitute a unique reason not to miss the opportunity to dive into the secrets of the Herculine city.

However, amazing places – full of history, tradition, beauty and pristine nature – can also be found in the rest of the municipalities that make up A Coruña e As Mariñas. Castro settlements – such as the Alvedro Castro in Culleredo, the As Flores Castro in Coirós, the Vilar Castro in Corna and the Baiuca Castro in Cesuras – and the O Xalo megaliths in Carral are the legacy of the ancient inhabitants of these lands that survive in the countryside of As Mariñas.

The area's religious architecture boasts important buildings that, in large part, are part of the inventory of Heritage Items of Cultural Interest. This is the case of churches such as the Church of Church of Santa María de Azogue and the Church of San Francisco, the church of the former monastery of San Nicolao de Cis in Oza dos Ríos and the Church of Santa María de Dexo in Oleiros. Other highly significant monuments in the area are Santa María de Cambre (a jewel of Galician Romanesque), the Church of Santiago do Burgo in Culleredo, the Convent of San Salvador in Bergondo, the Churches of San Paio and San Pedro in Aranga , the Gothic-arched Church of Santiago in Betanzos.

Civil architecture worth exploring includes the La Terraza building in Sada, the Pazo de Anceis in Cambre, the medieval bridge of O Burgo between Culleredo and Cambre, the Pazo de Figueroa in Abegondo and the medieval bridge over the River Baxoi in Miño. The Pazo de Mariñán (in Bergondo) – part of the Ruta de la Camelia (Camellia Route) – is located next to the Betanzos marshes, which look out on it from their gardens.


My trip

A miña viaxe

Preparing the trip...

Stores all necessary information to organize your trip: museums, monuments, attractions, lodgings, restaurants...

Once you do, you see the map of your route, save information in PDF or export your GPS locations

During the trip...

Already enjoying Galicia, here you see the map of your route, save information in PDF or export your GPS locations

If you have a phone with GPS poderás see your location on the map.

After the trip

Now you're back, you write that you think what you visited, and also mark that you could not see, to not forget the next!

Xunta de Galicia Turismo de Galicia

© 2013 Turismo de Galicia | All rights reserved
Privacy policy | Contact | Accessibility