Pictures from my hometown, A Coruña, last December, in the area around the Tower of Hercules, the oldest lighthouse still working in the world.
The Tower of Hercules is an ancient Roman lighthouse located on a peninsula about 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) from the centre of the city of La Coruña, Galicia, in present-day north-western Spain. The very name of “Corunna” is said to be derived from the ancient columna,
or column. It stands 55 metres (180 ft) high, and overlooks the North
Atlantic coast of Spain. The lighthouse is almost 1900 years old and is
the oldest Roman lighthouse still used as a lighthouse. The structure was rehabilitated in 1791.
The Tower of Hercules is a National Monument of Spain and since 27 April 2007 has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.