The Best Museums to Visit in A Coruña, Galicia

Casa de las Ciencias, A Coruña | ©Che-wiki / Wikimedia Commons
Casa de las Ciencias, A Coruña | ©Che-wiki / Wikimedia Commons
Photo of Esme Fox
24 June 2017

The Galician city of A Coruña is a fascinating place to visit, filled with attractions for visitors, from historic monuments to beautiful beaches, and interesting museums. Here’s our pick of some of the best museums in A Coruña.

Museo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología

The National Museum of Science and Technology is housed in a large award-winning glass cube-like building, designed by architects Victoria Acebo y Ángel Alonso. Its rooms showcase over 17,000 objects and include everything from scientific instruments to technological devices, transport vehicles and tools – some dating as far back as the 16th century.

Plaza del Museo Nacional, 1, A Coruña

Museo Arqueológico – Castillo de San Antón

The city’s archeological museum is housed in the San Antón Castle. The castle is actually a fortress dating back to the 16th century, which has been used both for defensive purposes and as a prison. There has been a museum in the building since 1968, which showcases objects from the Megalithic Era, the Bronze Age and the Castro culture.

Paseo Marítimo Alcalde Francisco Vázquez, 2, A Coruña

Aquarium Finisterrae

Aquarium
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Aquarium Finisterrae, A Coruña
Aquarium Finisterrae, A Coruña | ©Zarateman / Wikimedia Commons
A museum of the ocean, the Aquarium Finisterrae is located next to the Atlantic Ocean and the city’s famous Torre de Hércules. Not only is it an aquarium home to various sea creatures, but it also looks at the history of the fishing industry in Galicia, the lives of the fishermen and the culture surrounding them.

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