La Coruna Cruises

Santiago de Compostela
La Coruña Sightseeing, Wine-Tasting, and Galician Tapas 

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La Coruña/Santiago de Compostela

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The port city of La Coruña, perched on a narrow peninsula on the Atlantic coast, is a maze of picturesque streets packed with lively tapas bars and restaurants. This marvellous MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination is only a short distance from Santiago de Compostela, one of the most attractive cities in Spain.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including: 
• Santiago de Compostela
• Betanzos
• La Coruña Sightseeing, Wine-Tasting, and Galician Tapas 
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Santiago de Compostela is an evocative religious and historical centre. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll enjoy a scenic coach ride through the Galician landscape before arriving at this remarkable city. Wander ancient streets to the Praza do Obradoiro to see the imposing cathedral with its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque features. This supposed burial place of St. James the Great is the destination of the Way of St. James pilgrimage.
Take a memorable MSC Cruises excursion to the attractive town of Betanzos, a medieval centre boasting glorious Gothic monuments. Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the old quarter where you’ll discover splendid palaces and magnificent churches. See the 13th-century Igrexa de San Francisco, home to antique sarcophagi such as the tomb of Fernán Pérez de Andrade, and the 12th-century Igrexa de Santiago. On your way back to La Coruña, pass by the striking Hercules Tower, an antique Roman lighthouse that is still in operation. 
See Europe’s longest waterfront promenade on an MSC Cruises excursion to the city of La Coruña. Admire the harbour buildings and the mesmerising reflections of their glittering glass windows. Also known as the 'City of Glass’, La Coruna is a significant medieval centre which has flourished over the centuries. Here, you’ll take in the 16th-century Castle of San Antón standing on a picturesque island linked to the mainland. Venturing along the coastline, pass forests, Galician villages, and ivory white beaches. Stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hercules Tower before savouring tapas and wine at an authentic local eatery.

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    Love at first sight

    From the land of the windmills to the caliente Spain. An MSC cruise to Northern Europe is an excellent opportunity to visit some of the most fascinating cities of the Atlantic coast of Spain and the North Sea.

    The Spanish leg of the cruise will take you to the port of Bilbao, one of the most important cities in Basque Country, and to Vigo and Ferrol, cities of the colourful Galizia. Bilbao will enchant you with its historic centre, a maze of alleyways in which delicious cups of coffee are a continuous temptation, and the extraordinary lines of the Guggenheim Museum, a museum of contemporary art. Vigo is an extremely scenic natural port enlivened by the restaurants, shops and kiosks lining its seafront. Ferrol is also a very old city. A short distance away, close to La Coruña, there is one of the few light houses built by ancient Romans still standing, the Tower of Hercules.  A cruise along northern Spain also has spiritual appeal.

    Along the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula, there are setting off points for Santiago de Compostela, the destination of pilgrims from around the world anxious to visit the city’s great cathedral with its altar dedicated to Apostle James.