Ended where I started

Last day in A Coruna. Had a tasty breakfast of tomato and olive oil on bread with a coffee for €2.66!

Took a walk into the old town and found yet more great places, including a park over looking the marina with the tomb of Sir John Moore in the middle. I think he was some sort of war hero (sorry history not my strong point).

John has a pretty good view from his tomb:

Pig cape anyone?…

Also took a walk towards a large looking building over looking the bay. Seems it was a Spanish science museum – Domus. 

I think this may be Domus, quite a chunky lad, it seems some parts of his body may be unfairly out of propotion, judge for yourself:

Had a quick peruse in the museum. They had some interesting bits and a large wooden heart in the centre from which the sound of a heart beat continually echoes throughout the museum. 

The Mona Lisa above was made out of hundreds little faces as below close up:

Lots of Spanish school kids in here having a whale of a time as it’s very interactive, especially the net that measures the speed and force of a goal:

Having left the museum I took the back streets back to the pulpo joint I came to on Friday. Just had to have one last racion before I leave:

The pulpo is so good you can have it a second time…

A Coruna, it’s been a pleasure. 

Over and out until the next trip.

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My last supper

How sad, my last night in A Coruna and there is still so much left to see and eat!

Just came back to A Taberna de Cunqueiro where I came for a drink a couple of nights ago. Lots of people were drinking vermouth with orange from the barrel. Obviously had to try it and I quite like it. Also it comes with half a meal for free of Galician soup, cheese and a square bit that I thought was bread but when I picked it up was some ham hock/terrine thing. Tasty!!

Also goes down pretty well with a plate of scallops!!

Thought they were glued at first, however realised they weren’t when I knocked one off (whhops), it seems people balance their cents in the wall of this place, figure it must be for luck:

Do I have to go home??

Clearly my last sunset is begging me to stay….

Parrillada Mixta – Alcume steakhouse

Been walking past this BBQ joint for a few days now – it’s called Alcume steakhouse. Having pretty much overloaded on seafood over the last few days, and having learnt the Spanish for barbecue (parrillada), I thought it would be rude not to grab a little snack. With this outside who can resist:

With such a choice of meat on the menu. I was left with no option but to go for the mixed BBQ and a couple of glasses of Sangria, which all together cost me €13, what a bargain:

So basically I had a rack of ribs, some delicious chorizo type sausage, chicken thigh and the tastiest beef, and although they don’t look much, the chips were delightful, made from new potatoes I think. No idea what the orange sauce was but it was the perfect accompaniment to the meat.

This is the barbeque king himself:

He definitely deserves a crown.

With an extremely full belly I decided to go back to the hotel for bed. Not before taking in this pretty picture. Gorgeous night:

What a brilliant day I’ve had. Sadly only two sleeps left, but La Coruna, in the words of The Terminator, ‘I’ll be back’.

Prawn heaven

Tad tired today. Must be all that sunbathing I’m perfecting.

Popped for some dinner to a great tapas bar. It had the most amazing selection of cured meat tostados:

I ordered a red wine with fizzy lemon which is a revelation in itself alongside warm Spanish tortilla. It was almost runny in the middle and gorgeous:

I then asked for garlic and chilli prawns and this delight arrived which were fresh and gorgeous, with the tastiest infused olive oil. Perfect for dipping bread in:

Wrapped it all off with some Galician cheese and quince jelly for dessert. Such great cheese. Definitely putting some in my case to bring home:

 Full up again. Sleep time.

Pulpo paradise aka A Pulpeira De Malide 

This is what I came for. Pulpo (octopus), cachelos (potato), pan (bread), vino tinto (red wine) and agua con gas (sparkling water). Even ordered in Spanish – get me!!

Wow, completely exceeded my expectations. The octopus and potatoes perfectly dressed in olive oil, sea salt and pimento – just right for dipping the bread in. Delightfully chilled red wine on the side.

If I’m ever on death row make this my last meal. In food heaven right now! 

So simple but bloody beautiful. That’s my lunch sorted for the next few days!!