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Experience in A Coruña, Spain by Nerea

Published by flag-es Nerea Cotelo — 4 years ago

0 Tags: flag-es Erasmus experiences A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain

What is it like to live in A Coruña? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

Living la vida in A Coruña is awesome. Except for the cloudy weather during the winter, the summer is usually not too hot not too cold and perfect to enjoy a bunch of different activities such as surf or even sailing, as A Coruña owns beautiful beaches with the ideal waves to practice it. Welcome to Galifornia!


What is the student lifestyle like in A Coruña?

The student life in A Coruña is definitely great. The campus of Elviña is pretty big and as I heard the atmosphere is really cool. You will display of good transport and if you're under 18 you can apply for the Xente Nova card and so it will be so much cheaper.

There are parties every weekend at Palexco nightclubs and there are special prices on Thursdays for the university students. There's also a big stadium (Riazor) where the city team plays football (second division team).

How much does it cost to live in A Coruña?

Depends on the area, but approximately 300€ monthly per room. To give an idea of the prices in general, a soft drink in the center of the city is around 2€, and you can eat for 9€ the menu of the day.

Is it difficult to find accommodation in A Coruña? Is there any advice you can give?

There's a lot of agencies in the city that can help you. I leave here some examples: Inmobiliaria Luz, Alquilar Coruña or Nuroa.


What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

If you're a seafood lover you're lucky because Galicia is the best fish and seafood region of Spain (and of the world I would say), but you can enjoy a lot of different gastronomy even the Chinese one, as a lot of Woks are now around the city. Of course there's also good Italian restaurants, McDonald's, Burguer King, VIPS etc.

What places would you recommend visiting in A Coruña?

  • Torre de Hércules
  • Praza de María Pita
  • Domus Museum
  • San Antón Castle
  • Aquarium Finisterrae
  • Royal Galician Academy
  • Jardín de San Carlos
  • Real Street (shopping)
  • Lugo Square (Shopping)
  • Marineda City (Shopping centre)
  • Espacio Coruña (small shopping centre)


Is it good to eat out in A Coruña? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

  • Goiko Grill
  • La Piadina
  • La Burgueria
  • Wok
  • Gasthof
  • O'Sampaio

Is the nightlife good in A Coruña? Where is good to go?

You should go to Palexco, where you will find different nightclubs such as Sala Pelícano or BRIT.

What advice would you give future students heading to A Coruña?

Be ready for a lot of partying and a lot of tapas around the magical city.

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