The Tower of Hercules and the Monastery of Caaveiro improve visitor numbers in 2016

Torre de Hércules

The Tower of Hercules and the Monastery of Caaveiro improve visitor numbers in 2016

They are only two examples of tourist centers in the province of A Coruña but both have marked good numbers of visitors in 2016. In the case of the lighthouse Torre de Hércules have been a total of 120,735 people who have visited between January 1 and 28 In December 2016, a figure that represents a 2.8% increase over last year and continues the path of growth marked in the last three years, according to data from the Council of A Coruña, who said that these data have their reflected in the increase in hotel occupancy and project Coruña as a “quality tourist destination” in which they will continue working in 2017 for its consolidation.

In the case of the Monastery of Caaveiro, in the Fragas do Eume, failing to collect data for the month of December, has already broken the record of visitors, with more than 40,000 people, a figure that could reach around 44,000 When the year is closed, according to the data provided by the Provincial Council of A Coruña.

Both monuments have in common the season with the highest flow of visitors, from July to September. August would be the most successful visitors to the Monastery of Caaveiro, which has increased almost 4,000 more visitors than in 2015, reaching The 12,205 people. It follows the month of July, with 7,432 visits, and by far the months of September, October, May and June, ranging from 3,910 to 3,340 people.

With regard to the origin of visitors, more than 40% are from Galicia, followed by Madrid (21.01%) and Andalusians (7.87%). Last year, foreign tourists from Portugal, France, England, Germany, Argentina or Italy also approached the monastic complex. In the case of Torre de Hércules, 73% is a national visitor, Galicia being the most tourist-friendly community with 25.4% followed by Madrid (14.5%), Andalusia (10.5%) and Catalonia 9.39%). In terms of international tourists, France (17.7%), Portugal (13.5%), the United Kingdom (13.4%), Italy (12.8%) and Germany (12.2% %).

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