An introduction to Ferrol

If you’re thinking about doing the Camino Inglés (The English Way), this one’s for you. Anna over at the KilomEATers shares some history, architecture, local cuisine and practical tips on Ferrol in Galicia. This is a starting point for a shorter (6-8 day) Camino, which I might do in 2017. Enjoy!

the kilomEATers

Ferrol was always the ugly duckling of Galician cities. Marked by its military and industrial past, the city went through a series of economical crises during the 80’s and 90’s of the last century which led to a certain poor image for the visitor and to a slow but constant loss of population.

Edificio modernista barrio de La Magdalena Modernist building int he Magdalena neighbourhood, Ferrol

If you visit Ferrol today what you find is a completely different image. It is not the most monumental city in Galicia but it has developed a unique character and under that industrial appearance lays a wealth of Neoclassical and Art Nouveau heritage combined with an interesting food and wine scene and a noticeable past as a naval base.

Teatro Jofre teatro Jofre, Ferrol

Downtown Ferrol was built in the 18th Century together with the naval arsenal. It is locally known as “the chocolate bar” due to its regular pattern of…

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