Plaza de Maria Pita, La Coruna

4.6
Spend time wandering around Plaza de Maria Pita and admiring the grand architecture that surrounds it. The city hall is particularly striking. This square owes its name to a local 16th-century heroine, Maria Píta, who played a pivotal role in the city’s defense against the English Armada. You can find her statue in the square. Stop for a drink or bite to eat in one of the many terraced cafes and restaurants. This square is also home to the city’s tourist office, if you need a map or extra advice about any attractions. To visit Plaza de Maria Pita on your trip to La Coruna, use our La Coruna trip planner.
Create an itinerary including Plaza de Maria Pita
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Plaza de Maria Pita Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,476 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This square is immense, and with various places to have or snack on a drink. In the end the emblematic building of the lobby and the center the iconic statue. This is a must-see when you go to The Coruña, and then get lost in the sea of little streets and alleys with excellent architecture.
    View original
  • Located in the center is without a doubt, the most emblematic square of La Coruña. Presided over by the imposing modernist building of the City Hall, its origins date back to the mid-19th century, when it was decided to build this space in homage to the heroine of the defense of The Coruña in 1589 against the Drake-Norreys expedition, fleet sent by the Queen Elizabeth I of England, an event that ended with the English defeat. In front of the town hall is the statue in bronze homage to the heroine, the 20th century work of Xosé Castiñeiras. In addition, we find several terraces of cafes and restaurants, serving as a framework on occasion for the celebration of events and activities.
    View original
Places to stay near Plaza de Maria Pita

Plan your trip to La Coruna

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in La Coruna

View all >
4.6
Duration: 1​h
3.9
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from La Coruna

4.7
Duration: 4​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in La Coruna

4.9
Duration: 3​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h

Historic Sites in La Coruna

4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.1
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in La Coruna

4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in La Coruna

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h