City of Enlightenment – The Dolores Barracks (Ferrol)
The only military port of the Enlightenment still left intact in Europe, and the biggest naval base in Spain.
Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest, its building was designed by Sánchez Bort and has the honor of being the oldest barracks in Spain. It is one of the most unique works of military architecture of the 18th Century. It has perfect symmetry and a magnificent arcade courtyard on its first two floors.
It has hosted the troops of Spain’s marine infantry since 1771, in which its construction was completed. It is the current base of the North Third of Marine Infantry. In its rear part, the remains of Fontelonga are preserved.
It is the only one of the doors that opened in the walls that protected the city in the 18th Century.