One of the city's oldest streets still offers great shopping, as well as history and handsome architecture.
A Coruña's classic shopping street par excellence.
Although a good bit of A Coruña's shopping scene has migrated to Plaza de Lugo and surrounding streets, there are still dozens of top international brands and other establishments to browse along Calle Real, one of the city's oldest streets (dating back to Roman Empire days) and traditionally its main shopping street par excellence. Right in the heart of downtown, it's lined with venerable stone buildings with handsome white galleries of windows. Point of interest: young Institute of Fine Arts student Pablo Picasso had his first art show at Calle Real 20, and also along here you'll find Galicia's oldest chemist, Farmacia Villar, founded in 1827.