A city hardened by a thousand battles, Ferrol is a wise mixture of culture, urban elegance and military power.
To enter the atmosphere take a walk around the Magdalena quarter, trazado exactamente como una tableta de chocolate siguiendo el racionalismo de la Ilustración, y con maravillosos modernist buildings such as the Jofre theatre.
If you are into naval history, visit the San Felipe castle, lthe fortresses and particularly the Dockyards (Arsenal). Built in the 18th century under the influence of the Enlightenment, the Dockyards are a set of hydraulic works and buildings that are unique in Europe and which include the Naval Museum, a must see that is also very entertaining.
But Ferrol has other surprises in store, such as its Holy Week, Galicia's oldest and most spectacular… And a taste for good food which can be seen in its markets, bakeries and cafés.
In the words of Napoleon: "A toast to the brave people of Ferrol!"
Designed by the architect Julián Sánchez Bort. An eighteenth century building with different elements: a porched doorway, Training Barracks, the Sino Port, Ferrerías building and the Porta do Dique or gateway to the port.
Fortress situated at the mouth of the ría (estuary). Offers fine views over the estuary and the city. Originally built in the sixteenth century, although the current structure dates from the eighteenth century.
A neoclassic structure in the shape of a Greek cross dating from the second half of the eighteenth century, designed by Julián Sánchez Bort. Contains interesting carvings, paintings and architecture.
Building dating from the early nineteenth century with a main façade in classic style, with symmetrical panelling, carved Doric columns and a semicircular pediment.
One experience visitors should not miss is to visit the Castle of San Felipe, which transports us back to the past with a vision of the importance of the military presence in the construction and development of the city.
It is a fortress built outside the city on the coast, at the mouth of the ría or estuary. It offers beautiful and strategic views of the city, and a sweeping panorama of the estuary.
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