2023 - A Coruña - Spain

2023 - A Coruña - Spain

Thirty-first meeting, 27-30 June, 2023

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About A Coruña

A Coruna

A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain.

A Coruña is the most populated city in Galicia and the second most populated municipality in the autonomous community and seventeenth overall in the country.

Climate

A Coruña has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Csb) in the Köppen climate classification, though heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean.

Autumn is usually mild with spring-like temperatures, but winter is often unsettled and unpredictable, with strong winds and abundant rainfall coming from Atlantic depressions. The ocean keeps temperatures mild all year round (the variation between winter and summer temperatures is only 9 °C (16 °F) on average), and therefore frost and snow are extremely rare. In fact, the city has not received significant snowfall since January 1987. A Coruña lies in plant hardiness zone 10b.

Spring is usually warm and fairly calm, while summers are mostly sunny and humid, with occasional rainfall, usually in the form of drizzle; high temperatures are warm but rarely uncomfortably hot because of the sea's cooling influence during the day, most often being around 22 °C (72 °F) between July and September. Even the warmest month on record was relatively subdued, being August 2003, with an average high temperature of 25 °C (77 °F).

Temperatures above 25 °C (77 °F) occur many days in the summer, while temperatures above 30 °C (86 °F) are infrequent.

Data from the Meteorological Agency

  • Average annual temp. (t) : 13.9 C
  • Average maximum temp. in the coldest month 16.9 C
  • Average minimun temp. in the coldest month 1.6 C
  • Thermal index: 324
  • Average thermal feeling: 8.8 C

Temperatures

  • January: 10.0 ºC
  • February: 9.9 ºC
  • March: 11.5 ºC
  • April: 12.4 ºC
  • May: 14.1 ºC
  • June: 16.5 ºC
  • July: 18.2 ºC
  • August: 18.8 ºC
  • September: 17.5 ºC
  • October: 15.5 ºC
  • November: 12.5 ºC
  • December: 10.4 ºC

Time Zone

Galicia, Spain: Central European Time (CET), UTC +1.

Telephone

Country code in Spain: 0034 or +34.

Foreign exchange, banking facilities

The Spanish currency is the Euro (€). Most stores accept international credit and payment cards.

Visas

Spain is a member of the European Union and is a signatory to the Schengen agreement; EU and Swiss citizens do not require a visa to enter Spain, a passport or ID card is sufficient. Non-EU citizens are kindly advised to check entry requirements at the website of the Spanish Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación. If a visa is necessary, it is recommended to begin the application procedure at least two months before the travel date, and ideally as soon as possible.

How to get here

By plane. Alvedro Airport and Lavacolla Airport both connect us with a multitude of destinations.

  • ALVEDRO AIRPORT (A Coruña):  Distance from A Coruña city centre: 8 km (15 minutes)
  • SANTIAGO ROSALÍA DE CASTRO AIRPORT (Santiago de Compostela): Distance from A Coruña city: 65 km. (45 minutes)

By train.

Routes:

  • Long journey: Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao-Irún.
  • Regional: Santiago, Vigo, Ferrol, Monforte.

Railway services depart from San Cristovo Station. The city will be connected with Madrid and Vigo by high-speed rail in coming years. Regional lines connect the city with Vigo through Santiago de Compostela and PontevedraLugo and Monforte de Lemos. Intercity trains depart to MadridBarcelona and the Basque Country, passing through many other important northern Spanish cities.

Interesting links: RENFE (https://www.renfe.com/es/en)

Accommodation

Where to stay

Special rates are established for PAGE 2023 attendees. More than 10 hotels have offered special rates.

To check these special rates and/or to book your accommodation please ckeck here  (It is necessary to create a username and password)

https://www.emma.events/page2023

Tourist info

At Turismo da Coruña we will be delighted to attend to your queries in any of our tourist information offices:

Tourist information office of A Coruña-Plaza de Mª Pita

Address: Plaza de María Pita, 6  15001 A Coruña
Tlf: + 34 981 184 200  Web Page: www.turismocoruna.com

Tourist information office of A Coruña-Tower of Hércules

Address: Doctor Vázquez Iglesias, 1 15002 A Coruña
Web page: www.turismocoruna.com

Further information, activities and routes can be found on the city's official tourism website: https://www.turismocoruna.com/web/index.php

Emergency numbers

  • AMBULANCE 061
  • FIRE BRIGADE 080 /  TL: 981 184 343
  • RED CROSS TL: 981 221 000 / 981 222 222
  • COASTGUARD Tlf: 981 209 541
  • LOCAL POLICE 092 / TL: 981 184 225
  • NATIONAL POLICE 091 / TL: 981 166 300
  • CIVIL DEFENSE  TL: 981 220 102
  • S.O.S GALICIA 112 / TL: 900 444 222
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