|"Galerías" in Avenida de La Marina, Coruña, Galicia - SPAIN|
Friday, January 10, 2014
A Coruña, Galicia - SPAIN
Today I received three of the four postcards I've sent to myself during a short trip I made to Galicia at the end of last month. A Coruña was the place me and my wife picked to celebrate the new year (we entered 2014 one hour ahead of Portugal!). It's a beautiful ciry that changed dramatically in the last 20 years, lots of modern buildings, infra-structures... truly a modern city nowadays! The past is still well preserved, on the historic center and surroundings, like the famous "galerías", dated from the XIX century, balconies filled with windows in white painted wood frames. This postcard took 11 days to arrive!
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain and a busy port located on a promontory in the entrance of an estuary in a large gulf (the Portus Magnus Artabrorum of the classical geographers) on the Atlantic Ocean. It provides a distribution point for agricultural goods from the region. "Coruña" derives from Gaelic (the language of Celtic tribes) "Cork Orunnach", which would mean "The harbour of the brave men". The city is well known for its characteristic glazed window balconies, called galerías.