A Coruña, La Coruña; it has been a love story!

And I was back to La Coruña (Spanish), and A Coruña (Galician) again last week. It has become a love affair with several visits all documented in my blog. Since birth , I have known people from here, and once in Europe, I have to know them up close and personal with great gratitude of friendship and sharing of a similar love, football/soccer. I did the same last week.

I took Iberia from Nantes to A Coruña airport direct on an easy and on time flight. I have their pages here for reference:

http://www.iberia.com/?language=en

http://www.aena.es/en/a-coruna-airport/index.html

I took a taxi from airport to hotel for 15,50€ nice ride on the expressway coming down the bay into the Matogrande district where my usual hotel awaited ,the Attica21 Hotel; great room nice views, good service,and a wonderful all buffet breakfast. The hotel is here:

https://www.attica21hotels.com/en/hotel-attica21-coruna/

Once here had the same friendship welcome and went out to a resto bar I already knew not far from the hotel for dinner in good company; the place is Bogart Baar, and it is a modern resto with great service good food,good beer,and friendly chat; we had the 3 cuts of meats dish to share , the jarra or pints of beer,and dessert ,coffee all for 19€ per person. Best ambiance and best deal in town. The resto is here:

https://www.paxinasgalegas.es/bogart-baar-446078em.html

Just enough for a good night sleep on a great landing day.  We took a ride into the country going as far as Curtis and Ferrol towns and driving around A Coruña ,an easy thing to do. See the street photos here.

On the evening of the 26 of April ,there was the game of Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruña and saw it live on a bar call O’Sampaio ,Calle  Bailén, 4 Bajo  in old town ,it has a page in Facebook and the place is loaded, not to mention I saw the game and we won 2X6! Hala Madrid!!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cerveceria-Osampaio/315124188669066

Each night we went to a different place and another one was A Taberna de Cunqueiro; a nice bar in a lively night street of good ambiance and family oriented with good friends is a must, Calle de la Estrella, tops. More chorizos, squids!! (pulpo)  and beers lol! more on the tavern here: http://www.atabernadecunqueiro.com/es/restaurant

We did stop by an old hangout and very popular at La Bombilla, we had our potato rolls with chorizos and more beer Estrella Galicia here, a must stop on any night in A Coruña,and again the page is in Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Bombilla/176766399019180

Last we went to the beach of Santa Cristina , a nice area in Oleiros, which is full after June; for now we had it all for ourselves and had a beer and tapas at the restaurant Pereiro terrace overlooking the beach in the Santa Cristina Hotel. More here: http://santacristinahotel.com/

I did past by my old hotel AC Hotel A Coruña, the first time I came here back in 2012, I stayed there and was ok, actually they are next to the Attica21 Hotel that I have stayed ever since.  The AC are part of the Marriott group. More here: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lcgco-ac-hotel-a-coruna/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2

More on the beach at Santa Cristina in Spanish here: http://guias.masmar.net/Playas/Galicia/Playa-de-Santa-Cristina-Oleiros-A-Coru%C3%B1a

And the tourist section of Spain on Oleiros and the beach in English here:  http://www.spain.info/en/que-quieres/destinos-playa/playas/coruna_a/santa_cristina.html

All in all, it was a trip to come back to some repeated wonderful places and to seek new ones, all good ones; A Coruña can be a great experience coming in summer or warmer weather. The nightlife is vibrant and active, and the food is sublime! Hoping not to be the last time there; I am already looking forward to the next time and new places.

Enjoy your Sunday wherever you are; me back at home and ready for another trip by mid to end May ::) CheersLa Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña La Coruña

 

 

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2 Comments to “A Coruña, La Coruña; it has been a love story!”

  1. And it looks like the weather wasn’t too bad either for a change! We spent many a happy day on Santa Cristina beach as children. We used to take the double-decker ferry from La Marina: one of my happiest memories.

    • ah glad it brought you memories they are precious. my friend’s brother lived just across the harbor from the beach there and he in city center Coruña. Weather was good indeed. Cheers

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