Ferrol is a town in the northwest of Galicia, located north of the city of A Coruña. Nowadays, together with A Coruña, it is one of the two starting points of the English Jacobean route. In the past, pilgrims coming from the north and the British Isles disembarked on the coast of Ferrol and from there continued their journey on foot to Santiago de Compostela.
Historically Ferrol has always been a small coastal town, located in what is known today as the district of Ferrol Vello. In the XVIII century is when the urban nucleus was born and progressively transformed into what we know today. The interest of its creation is military, it is created as a naval base, take into account the strategic situation of its location.
Born in the century of the Enlightenment, the city of Ferrol preserves a great architectural heritage that is worth visiting. All of this is closely related to its close ties to the naval and military sectors.