The Castle of San Felipe was 1 of the castles that lined the Ferrol estuary.This fort is one of two that still remain defensive system. Even had a chain stretched between the castle and St. Martin, which today is no more than a stone and anchor to which was attached the chain between the castles.
One of the emblematic beaches from Ferrol where you can find from trendy and young people, to seniors, a great spot for fans of surfing, and of course in terms of distance, in about 15 minutes from the heart of Ferrol. It has a picnic area and a dense pine forest, a few years ago they made some reforms and made a wooden boardwalk with a great viewpoint
The municipality of Ferrol heritage is surprising because it has much to offer: monuments of the 18th century, like the castle of San Felipe in the mouth of the estuary, the military or the layout Arsenal rationalist Barrio de la Magdalena. The above examples support the candidacy of Ferrol to World Heritage by UNESCO. It is also a surprise for travelers outside Galicia who can see over 20 modernist structures! Ferrol has beautiful beaches of fine white sand (San Jorge, Covas, etc.), some of which are a paradise for surfers (Doniños, Pantin-in-Valdoviño), and exceptional viewpoints on coast. Also worth trying is the cuisine and the holidays, especially Easter, National Tourist Interest. Ferrol is the perfect base for exploring the north of the north, ie Galician Rias Altas, with fishing villages as Ares, Cedeira, Ortigueira, Pontedeume, Mugardos, Betanzos ... because one day you can learn more of these villas leaving Ferrol. Photos provided by Ferrol-Ortegal PDT
The Bastion Battery of San Juan is in Ferrol Vello, which has lovely views of the Curuxeiras. Leaving port on boats that cross the river or sail to Mugardos or the Castle of San Felipe. This citadel is a remnant of the old city defensive walls, built in the eighteenth century. A fun fact is that this point is the 0 kilometer mark of the English Road to Santiago and the Way to San Andrés de Teixido, Cedeira.
In the XVIII century Felipe V, the first of the Bourbons, resolved to strengthen the Navy and choose Ferrol, for its excellent geographic and strategic position, as the maritime capital of the northwestern peninsular, resulting in the construction of the arsenal and Europe's most modern shipyard. It was a larges enterprise and hard on the Spain of the Enlightenment and that link to Ferrol, from then until now, to the vagaries of shipbuilding and complex State decisions. Its functions (military-industrial-Arsenal) were divided into 2: Arsenal Park (in the western part) and Arsenal of Dams - monumental doors give access to both. Within the enclosure is the square that communicates with the dock, the Hall of Arms, Dock Bell (XIX and at the time one of the largest dams in the world), the Blacksmith Building that houses Exponav, the Naval Museum and the Library of the Cantabrian Maritime Zone. The Arsenal has unique hydraulic architecture, defense, naval and military, whose importance means that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Consult the Ferrol tourist office for guided group tours in summer/Easter.
Ferrol Arsenal has architecture which highlights the Door and Dock Bell from the 19th century. In addition, this array is one of the biggest hydraulic engineering structures created. It was one of the biggest dams in the world and it still works. The tours mentioned in section 2 include visiting Bell Dam and ends with the explanation of the Dock Gate.
This square is between Calle Real, Maria Arce and Méndez Núñez. Out of it the main pedestrian streets that make up the traditional and emblematic district of La Magdalena, with its modernist homes from the 19th and early 20th centuries. It's big place, paved, which has many small steps, as there is unevenness in the ground. Around the perimeter there are trees and many terraces belonging to the cafes that surround it. In the heart of the square is a monument of 1,896, a sculpture representing the Marquis de Amboage. At one end of the square stands a cross, in honor of the Fallen. It is a busy square, both young people, and adults will drink after a walk in the pedestrian district. Just opposite is the Church of Sorrows.
Aquaciencia is a place to learn and play with the main element of the planet: water. In nice and attractive, visitors can walk through the garden and different devices, models, games, discover water, energy and its uses. It is found in Reina Sofia Park, in the center of Ferrol. The visit is interesting for both families and schools. Guided tours for groups, can be arranged with appointment. Free entrance. Summer Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:30 to 20:00 h. From November to February, open until evening.
The name comes from Exponav National Shipbuilding. In fact, it is the biggest museum in Europe dedicated to this. its funds are shown in a warehouse of the 18th century, with stone arches, and that alone justifies the visit. Admission is € 2. Summer Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 to 19:30. On Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:30 to 14:30 h. Winter hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 to 14:30 h. It is on the grounds of military Arsenal (visitable tour during Easter and summer months), in Building Blacksmith. The visit to Exponav and Naval Museum it is a must to understand the essence and character of naval Ferrol.
I spent almost a year into it and I am very sorry that people can not enjoy. It is a fortress spectacular and well-preserved for a long time that was a prison military. Being part of the modern history of Spain, that within its walls some time passed some of the officers coup that famous 23. Between them Lieutenant Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina. Ithink mugardos City Hall. You should try to recover it for the good of all the people that we like to see this type of monumentos.Si someone can visit not to miss that opportunity will not regret.
This theater opened in the year 1892. From then until now it is a reflection of the cultural activities of Ferrol. Its outside is the work of renowned architect Rodolfo Ucha Pineiro, author of numerous modernist buildings in the city, and gives the palace building an urban image.
This market is in front of the Cathedral of San Julian in the district of La Magdalena. It is a food market where you can buy fresh and perishable products but with a peculiarity: No fish stalls, as they have other independent market, located just in front, in the call of the Fish Building, built in Art Nouveau style in 1923 by Rodolfo Ucha.
The main shopping streets are pedestrian, and are in the neighborhood of La Magdalena. These streets are a perfect grid, which form regular blocks with parallel and perpendicular streets. Many of the houses that are in these streets are emblematic buildings with facades that attract attention by their balconies and extensive glass galleries, most designed by architect Rodolfo Ucha early twentieth century. All prices of these houses are occupied by shops of all kinds (fashion, shoe, lighting, linen ...) where major franchises are present, there is even a Corte Ingles.
Known as "The Fish" Market Hall Magdalene that sells fish, Ucha architect's modernist work in the year 1923. It is a rectangular structure, constructed in zinc and glass with metal frame that is visible on the interior ceiling. It now maintains its original functionality,and you can find good food from the area of Galicia.
Situated in Ferrol, in the province of La Coruña, is the Church of San Francisco. This church was constructed as a temple Military in the year 1757 occupying the place of the former Convent of San Francisco from whom comes the name. Being a Military Church depends on the Military Archdiocese which has its headquarters in Madrid. Its architectural style is neoclassical with an altarpiece by the artist Ferreiro Xosé sculptor as well as woodcarvings.
The city of Ferrol is located in the province of La Coruña. It is a city traditionally geared towards maritime activities, like fishing and use of its commercial port, civil and military shipbuilding facilities of the Navy, and the tourist beaches. Aside from these, though, there are loads of other places to visit in Ferrol.
Running along the river and guarding it are the Castillo de San Felipe and the Castle of La Palma, both built in the sixteenth century and in magnificent condition. They are among the many beautiful things to see in Ferrol. Religious architectural attractions in Ferrol are the churches of XVIII century San Julián, San Francisco, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, Nuestra Señora del Socorro, and Nuestra Señora de las Angustias.
Another of the many things to do in Ferrol is visit the Magdalena district. It is an interesting example of the rational planning of the Age of Enlightenment. It is set out like a rectangular chocolate bar, with long, straight streets intersecting with others that fall perpendicularly. Due to it's unique design and distinct type of home, the Magdalena neighborhood was declared a historic district in 1983.
Other Ferrol activities include numerous lookouts, the most famous being the Monteventoso, the Montefaro Chamorro, and Coto de Mancos, among others. Ferrol is in a fortunate position. It has a coastline with seven beaches and a unique beauty best seen from these lookouts.
If you are still wondering what to do in Ferrol, the city boasts the one of the highest cliffs in Europe. It is 613 meters high and located in the Sierra de La Capelada near San Andres de Teixido. There are many attractions in Ferrol, and the city is designed to be enjoyed thoroughly with quiet walks and fresh air. On Minube you'll find loads more recommendations for stuff to do in Ferrol.