A city hardened by a thousand battles, Ferrol is a wise mixture of culture, urban elegance and military power.
Ferrol preserves relevant military and industry heritage sites, which are included in the indicative World Heritage List. The Military and Civil Arsenal, the natural port, the estuary flanked by the castles of La Palma and San Felipe, the civil tidal dock which is unique in Europe, and the defensive coast systems are some examples of Ferrol’s heritage.
One experience visitors should not miss is a visit to 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 estuary.
It offers beautiful and strategic views of the city, and a sweeping panorama of the whole estuary