Ferrol, a city whose origins are linked to the ocean. Its shipyards and shipbuilding have marked its vital rhythm for centuries and, now, they have become a tourist attraction thanks to a route that shows the hidden beauty of this sector. A whole unknown world to discover, along with its cultural dynamism.
Cradle of great writers, thinkers, musicians and even a pioneer of feminism, thinker, journalist, poet and playwright as Concepción Arenal, the most important thinker of the 19th century and a key figure in Spanish culture in the forging of a liberal national consciousness.
Part of the city’s t heritage is bound up with this huge culture, such as the superbe event “Las Pepitas’ Festival” (held on the night of San José, Mars 19th), or “Las Meninas”, an urban art event promoted by local artist Eduardo Hermida, who has been gathering painters and artists from all over the world for over a decade to decorate the walls of Canido neighbourhood with interpretations of Velázquez’s painting Las Meninas.
Regarding the “Ferrol Shipyards' Stories Tour”, with the collaboration of Navantia and the Military Arsenal, the tourist can visit the industrial machinery upon reaching the shipyard facilities, an unparalleled example of 18th century architecture. With a bit of luck, the route may coincide with the arrival of a mega-ship or that one of them has even called for repairs.
Finally, one experience visitors should not miss is a visit to the Fish Market, which offers the colorful experience of fishing captures and it's always overcrowded with people.