You will enjoy walking along its streets and emblematic districts, such as La Magdalena, with its traditional cobbled streets in the heart of the city. It is an area of pedestrian avenues where the main shopping and leisure spots in the city concentrate, as well as the City Hall.
A naval landscape with a modernist style
The viewpoints, balconies and wooden crystal galleries are part of the characteristic local architecture, elegant maritime buildings with modernist touches.
Nature and beaches
In Ferrol you will be able to visit clean open-sea beaches with semi-virgin flora, where you will feel the Atlantic Ocean in all of its splendour, sunbathe and practice water sports. You can also discover wild hidden coves with unique charm and very few people. Close to the city we can find fine white sand beaches of great beauty such as Doñinos, San Jorge, Pantín or Valdoviño, most of them perfect to practice surfing, windsurfing or body boarding.
Landscapes and tradition
Close to the mountains of A Capelada is the chapel of San Andrés de Teixido, a Gothic temple of maritime style located in a town filled with traditions, such as drinking from the Fountain of Tres Caños and making a wish to San Andrés by throwing a piece of bread into the water for good fortune. Another tradition is finding the famous “love herb” which will solve all love problems. There are also outdoor stalls that sell traditional local baked goods. Near Cape Ortegal you can find the cliffs of Vixía Herbeira, in the town of Cariño, the tallest cliffs above sea level in continental Europe. From there you can enjoy some stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Lighthouses on the coast
The steep coast of Ferrol means that there are many lighthouses around the region that you can visit, since they have been converted into a local tourist attraction due to the impact in the area that they are located in. They were all built in different styles but had the same function: warning sailors of the proximity of the coastline. In the region of Ferrol you can find stunning lighthouses such as Faro de Cabo Prior, Faro de Cabo Prioriño, Faro de Punta Frouxeira, Faro de Punta Candieira or Faro de Cabo Ortegal.
Forests of Eume
A seaside town with a medieval past, located at the mouth of the Eume river, whose identity sign par excellence is the stone bridge that crosses it. It contains an important historical heritage worthy of a visit, such as the Tower of Los Andrade, the Church of Santiago or the remains of its ancient walls. It is one of the best-preserved Atlantic forests in Europe, maintaining its flora and wildlife in all of its splendour. It is perfect to explore by foot, hiking among oaks, poplars, ash trees and ferns. Hidden inside the forest is the Monastery of Caaveiro, a monument of ten centuries of age from where you can enjoy a stunning view of the forest.