CASTELO DE SAN FELIPE

Civil
1869
On the Way of St. James

Location

Parish: Brión (Santa María)

Place: San Felipe

15593  Ferrol - A Coruña

Coordinates:
43º 27' 51.9" N - 8º 16' 53.9" W

Description

This is a defensive construction in a predominantly Neoclassical style. The first castle was built during the reign of Felipe II and it was redesigned between 1731-1775. It is one of the most representative examples of the major "fortified batteries" of the 18th century. It was used to defend the Ferrol tidal inlet and for land offensives. The castle has a system of protruding walls, covering the flanks of the lateral walls. It follows the academic model of its time - the Enlightenment - in this case, through the application of mathematics to the art of war. It has a geometric layout and stonework. It was designed by the military engineers Francisco Montaigú, Juan de la Ferriére and Juan Vergel. There are magnificent views from the castle, particularly for the tidal inlet and the A Palma castle. The building was recently acquired by Ferrol Council and will be renovated and refurbished for cultural use.

Access

From Ferrol, take the Canido road towards A Malata and A Graña, where there is a turn off on the right that leads to the castle.

The Ways of St. James

The English Camino

Statement

Good of Cultural Interest
Cultural heritage Civil Castle, Tower, Fortress
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