The Canido district was a forgotten place in Ferrol due to the crisis of shipbuilding. Today it has become a point of artistic interest since local artist Eduardo Hermida began an urban art project in 2008 to rejuvenate and give life to the neighborhood.
In this way, professionals and amateurs of painting meet every September in art and painting events. Today we can find hundreds of representations of Diego Velázquez's famous painting, Las Meninas.
But most of Ferrol's life takes place in the Magdalena district, also known as the illustration district. Some streets are pedestrian, there are a large number of modernist buildings, green areas, fashionable restaurants and cafes with a youthful atmosphere. You can't leave without meeting the famous Bla Bla Café. Built at the beginning of the 20th century, this bank was transformed into an avant-garde café, not forgetting to stay in a hotel in Ferrol
One of the funniest things Ferrol has is the Naval Museum. Located in a historic building adjacent to the Ferrol Arsenal and with an affordable entrance price, what is most surprising is the number of items on display. From scale models and reproductions of old boats to engines, welds, navigation maps, light bulbs and more...
Every September, Ferrol's beaches become the world's surfing conclave, bringing together hundreds of surfing enthusiasts. If you have never surfed before, there are schools and surf equipment shops where you can get started or practice this sport.
The list of restaurants and bars for the good food lovers is endless, but we can list different dishes that you can not miss; grilled octopus, steamed mussels, tortilla de patatas, scallops with ham, fine noodles with octopus, lacón with grelos, Galician stew, empanada and particularly all fish and seafood of the area. Hake, turbot, sea bass, grouper, squid, barnacles, fine clam, oysters, lobster, lobster or prawns are some of the products you have to try before leaving.