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On the Way of St. James

Location

Street: Paseo Marítimo Alcalde Francisco Vázquez 2

15001  A Coruña - A Coruña

Coordinates:
43º 21' 56.9" N - 8º 23' 17.7" W
+34 981 189 850
+34 981 189 850

Description

It is located in Santo Antón Castle, a fort built in A Coruña Bay in the 16th century on what was once an islet. Connected to the mainland in 20th century, it became a provincial archaeological museum, on the city’s new seafront. As well as installations of the old fort and some arms for its defence, you can see archaeological pieces of great value that span different historical periods, from the Palaeolithic to the Roman period, including the Castro culture. We can highlight the proto-historic jewellery section, which includes the famous “casco de Leiro”, some torques and earrings. On the top floor, there are pieces related to the city’s main historical events.

The Ways of St. James

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