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The A Coruña airport (Alvedro) is located in the Culleredo municipal limits, 8 km from A Coruña. It has national and international connections and it is operated by Iberia, EasyJet, Vueling and TAP Air Portugal. There are some international connections (to London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol, Istanbul and to Lisbon) and frequent national connections (mainly to Madrid and Barcelona, several flights a day). You can get to the airport by local bus (departing each 30 min.) or taxi. The (larger) airport of Santiago de Compostela (Labacolla) is an alternative, 50 Km. from A Coruña.
The train station (San Cristóbal) is close to the bus station. The train service is operated by RENFE, and there are long distance services to Madrid, Barcelona and the French border. Local services connect A Coruña with most other important Galician cities.
The bus station has numerous connections both international (operated mainly by ALSA) as well as numerous local services, operated by (among others) Arriva Noroeste, Autos Cal Pita or Monbus. Some local connections include the immediate metropolitan area (municipalities of Oleiros, Culleredo, Sada, Betanzos...), as well as most of the Costa da Morte area, Ferrol/Rías Altas. There are relatively frequent connections with the Lugo coast (Ribadeo, Viveiro, Foz...).
The main attractions can all be reached by foot. Buses (1.30€) can allow you to go further if you need too.
Taxis are white, with a green light on the top showing they are free. A ride from the centre within the city might cost you around 5-7€, depending on the traffic.
In the Cidade Vella, you can find (among others):
Some other sights:
The beaches of Orzán and Riazor (situated on the Western side of the peninsula) provide a nice and sandy beach within the city itself. However, if you are used to swimming in the Mediterranean, you might find the water slightly cold.
The seafront promenade, that surrounds the peninsula, provides the opportunity of nice strolls. Starting by the La Marina, you can proceed on to the Castelo de San Antón, the Dique de Abrigo, towards the Torre de Hércules, Casa de los Peces, Casa del Hombre, Orzán and Riazor beaches, Millennium monument, and proceed towards the area known as O Portiño, on the flanks of Monte de San Pedro. This last bit of the promenade is outside the main city.
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You will find a huge selection of typical spanish cafeterias. Most restaurants offer sea food dishes of good quality.
You will also find a good number of hamburgueserias, a few Italian restaurants/pizzerias and at least one typical Mexican restaurant.
Prices seem to be slightly lower to the rest of Spain.
The local beer is called Estrella Galicia.