Corcubión – a Historic-Artistic Site

Corcubión is a town, a parish and a municipality in the province of La Coruña, Galicia, Spain.

It is a part of the Costa da Morte of the Atlantic resorts of Spain.

The town was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1985.

Corcubión sits on a small peninsula that, with a rectangular shape and surrounded by the municipality of Cee, penetrates the Atlantic Ocean between the Estorde inlet and the estuary.

The coast is fundamentally rocky, with the exception of the section corresponding to the estuary. This land, previously with more cultivated space, is mainly covered by a thick forest mass (pine and eucalyptus).

Main attractions

San Marcos church. Style: Sailor Gothic, except for the Crucifix Chapels (Baroque) and the façade (Neo-Gothic). This church is declared a Site of Cultural Interest.

San Pedro de Redonda church from early 13th century. Style: Romanesque.

Cardeal castle from the second half of the 18th century. Legal Status: Private property in use.

The strategic location of the port of Corcubion and the castle was a must-stop for expeditions to northern Europe or the Mediterranean.

Beaches

Praia de Quenxe – is the main city beach. This laid-back, simple beach features swimming, picnicking, a waterfront restaurant & scenic views.

How to get to?

From A Coruña 1 hr 10 min (94.7 km) via AG-55 and AC-552

From Santiago de Compostela 1 hr 7 min (71.9 km) via AC-441

From Madrid 6 hr 49 min (669 km) via A-6 and A-52

Main information

Area: 6 km² (municipality)

Coordinates: 42°56′45″N 9°11′36″W

Population: 1590

Languages: Spanish, Galician

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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