Life in A Coruña
Life in A Coruña
ART AND CULTURE
Exhibitions, workshops, theaters, dance and university extension activities that responds to the cultural demands of both people who belong to the university community and those who are not part of it.
The cultural offer of the UDC is enriched daily with the small-scale cultural activity offered by A Coruña and with the programming of theaters such as Colón and Rosalía de Castro, trade fair parks such as the Coliseum, ExpoCoruña or Palexco and scientific museums like Muncyt, Domus, Aquarium Finisterrae or House of Science and the Planetarium.
The Universidade da Coruña campus offer the opportunity to participate in different sports activities according to the user’s objectives and interests. Training, competitions, exercise and health initiatives,… up to a nautical classroom located in the middle of a breakwater that shelters from nautical activities such as light sailing courses, underwater baptisms, catamaran, windsurf or rental of canoes and paddle surfing equipment, to courses like recreational craft pattern (PER) or basic navigation (PNB).
It is about sports resources of the University to which we must add the different spaces outdoors and under cover that the city of A Coruña and its region make available to all types of users.
A Coruña is a small and manageable city where you will find absolutely everything
SEA & MOUNTAIN
Among the great luxuries of A Coruña are its metropolitan area, its coast and its beaches, to enjoy at any time of the year as well as the trails and rivers that break through as you move inland.
A small city that does not lack anything. In A Coruña you will find all the comforts to study your PhD while you enjoy a special place surrounded by open people that always are ready to have fun. Galicia is the best kept secret in Spain, it is a place that has good weather in summer and a unique landscape the rest of the year due to the humid climate typical of the north.
PARTY AND NIGHT LEISURE
The night in A Coruña lasts until the wee hours of the morning in pubs or in the open air. Calle Orzán y del Socorro, Campo da Leña, La Marina, Riazor, Ciudad Vieja, Juan Flórez, Matogrande, Monte Alto or Santa Cristina are some of the areas of cafes, pubs and discos that bring variety to the city’s nightlife. Spring brings with it the first rays of sun, which invite to stroll, the music and the terraces to take to the streets. ‘Andar de parranda’ (partying) is an institution from A Coruña, such as tapas and beers with friends or the ‘running’ and the walk with the sunset. The party continues and summer is not summer until San Juan: the shortest night and the longest party. The promenade is closed to traffic and coruñeses and foreigners take streets and sandy areas to jump bonfires, dine on sardines and turn around the ‘churrasco’. Heroine of the city and guardian of the municipal palace, Maria Pita also gives name to the festivities of A Coruña, which occupy the whole month of August and, to make matters worse, include a prelude in July with the ‘Feira das Marabillas’, a back to the Middle Ages in the middle of the Old City whose melody contrasts with the sound of the Noroeste Pop Rock’, which in the eighth month of the year vibrates the Riazor beach and, in recent years, also the emblematic neighborhoods of the city.
- Urban bus: here is the App iTranvías en Google Play and App iTranvías en iTunes
- Alvedro Airport: location.
- Train station: Train Station. Bus Station.
- In addition to the UDC bike service, university students can benefit, like the rest of the citizens, from Bicicoruña: a system that allows you to enjoy your surroundings using the bicycles that the City Council puts at your disposal in different parts of the city.