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Ferrol Information

Famed for the Spanish Armada and shipbuilding, the city of Ferrol (71.997 inhabitants) has been closely linked to the sea since its origins.

Ferrol ©Panoramio Pedritop

Ferrol ©Panoramio Pedritop

Exalted by and for the service of the Crown in the Age of Enlightenment, the first references to the town of Ferrol dated from the I century, as a Neolithic fortified coastal settlement that became a town for sailors and fishermen, origin of the city. However, the geo-strategic location and uncomparable conditions of the of the Ferrol estuary, drew the attention of the Borbones, the royal family that converted the estuary and port into a arrivals and harbor for the Armada.

At the same time they constructed the defenses on either sides of the narrow mouth. First stage and starting point for the Camino Inglés, Ferrol deserves a mention on the pilgrimage road so they can stroll through its old town, although seriously wounded and a shadow of its former self, visit the vast naval and military heritage and, of course , taste its cuisine.   Location: Ferrol Distance to Santiago: 117 Km Train connection: Yes Bus connection: Yes Taxi Ranks: If Teller: Yes Police: 981314403 to 981314524 Civil Protection: 981320000 Local Police: 981944092 Pharmacies: If

Facts about Ferrol
La fortaleza de San Felipe flanquea la bocana de la ría

La fortaleza de San Felipe flanquea la bocana de la ría

Distance from the Camino de Santiago from Ferrol

If you are traveling on the Camino de Santiago or are planning to do so soon, you should know that the distance separating Ferrol from Santiago de Compostela is 117 kilometers.

The weather in Ferrol



generalmente soleado

Mapa de establecimientos en la localidad
  • Police981 314 403 - 981 314 524
  • Local Police981 944 092
  • Protección Civil981 320 000
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