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Ferrol is a city located in the northwest of Spain, in the autonomous community of Galicia. It is located on the Ferrol estuary, a bay of the Atlantic Ocean, and is the capital of the Ferrolterra region.

The city has a population of approximately 87,000 people, making it the fifth largest city in Galicia. Ferrol is an important port city, with a long history of shipbuilding and naval activity. It is also home to a large naval base and a major shipyard.

The city is known for its long history, which dates back to the Iron Age. In the Middle Ages, Ferrol was an important port city and trading center. During the 16th century, it was the main port of the Spanish Navy. In the 19th century, it was an important shipbuilding center.

The city is also known for its picturesque architecture, with many old buildings and churches dating back to the 16th century. One of the most notable buildings is the Church of San Francisco, which was built in 1590.

Ferrol is also home to a number of important historical and cultural sites. The Castillo de San Felipe is a 16th-century castle that served as the main fortification of the city. The Naval Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of the Spanish Navy, with a large collection of artifacts and documents.

Ferrol is also home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year. The most popular is the Festa do Mar, a celebration of the city's maritime heritage. Other festivals include the Festival de la Primavera, which celebrates the start of spring, and the Festival de la Musica, which features traditional music and dance.

Ferrol is an important city in Galicia, with a rich history and culture. It is a great place to visit, with plenty of attractions and activities to enjoy.

Excursion tips for a day in Ferrol

Ferrol in Spain is a beautiful port city with a rich cultural heritage. As a tourist, there are many activities to enjoy in Ferrol on a day. Here are some of the top activities:

1. Take a stroll through the old town and admire the historic architecture.
2. Visit the Castillo de San Felipe, a 16th-century fortress overlooking the harbor.
3. Enjoy the views from the Torre de Hercules, the oldest functioning lighthouse in the world.
4. Explore the Naval Museum and learn about the city’s maritime history.
5. Enjoy a stroll along the waterfront promenade.
6. Visit the Church of Santa Maria de Ferrol, a beautiful Baroque church.
7. Take a boat ride around the harbor and enjoy the views of the city.
8. Try some of the local seafood dishes at one of the many restaurants.
9. Take a drive out to the nearby beaches and enjoy the sun and sand.
10. Visit the nearby town of Betanzos and explore its cobblestone streets.

Experience Ferrol with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Ferrol. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Ferrol

Ferrol in Spain has a temperate climate with mild temperatures throughout the year. In the summer months, temperatures range from 18°C to 25°C, and in the winter months, temperatures range from 8°C to 14°C. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with the highest precipitation occurring in October and November. Spring brings warmer temperatures and blooming flowers, while autumn brings cooler temperatures and colorful foliage. The winter months can be cold and wet, but the occasional sunny days make it a pleasant season to visit.

Cruise weather for Ferrol

Our weather forecast for Ferrol helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 20.3 °C
min: 16 °C
14.0 m/s
35.3 m/s
88.7 %
22.7 m
77.7 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 21.3 °C
min: 13.2 °C
10.1 m/s
26.3 m/s
85.3 %
20.7 m
80.1 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 15.1 °C
11.9 m/s
33.1 m/s
28.9 %
23.3 m
73.6 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 21.8 °C
min: 16.2 °C
19.4 m/s
30.2 m/s
40.0 %
23.7 m
89.2 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 18.2 °C
min: 16.7 °C
13.2 m/s
18.2 m/s
26.7 %
24.0 m
83.0 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 19.8 °C
min: 15.8 °C
10.1 m/s
11.9 m/s
33.2 %
18.0 m
86.3 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 19.5 °C
min: 17.9 °C
25.6 m/s
36.7 m/s
52.4 %
23.8 m
87.2 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 20.5 °C
min: 17.4 °C
37.1 m/s
52.2 m/s
12.0 %
24.1 m
78.5 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 17.8 °C
39.6 m/s
49.3 m/s
17.7 %
24.1 m
72.8 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 17.4 °C
38.9 m/s
50.4 m/s
18.8 %
24.1 m
73.6 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 20.0 °C
min: 17.6 °C
37.1 m/s
56.9 m/s
36.5 %
24.1 m
79.2 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 21.7 °C
min: 17 °C
40.0 m/s
53.4 m/s
20.5 %
24.1 m
69.5 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 16.8 °C
31.7 m/s
37.9 m/s
5.8 %
24.1 m
66.1 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 22.5 °C
min: 18.2 °C
17.0 m/s
20.4 m/s
12.0 %
23.5 m
76.1 %
1,014 hPa

Cruises to Ferrol

Would you like to travel to Ferrol on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Ferrol.

Scheduled ship calls in Ferrol, Spain
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 19th 2024 Monday, 19th of Aug. 2024 Seven Seas Mariner 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 20th 2024 Tuesday, 20th of Aug. 2024 Seven Seas Mariner 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Sep. 2024 Azamara Onward 01:00 pm 10:00 pm
Oct. 27th 2024 Sunday, 27th of Oct. 2024 MS Hamburg 09:00 am 02:00 pm
Apr. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Apr. 2025 P&O Arcadia 09:00 am 06:00 pm
May 17th 2025 Saturday, 17th of May 2025 MS Deutschland 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 21st 2025 Wednesday, 21st of May 2025 Mein Schiff 1 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 23rd 2025 Friday, 23rd of May 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 28th 2025 Wednesday, 28th of May 2025 P&O Arcadia 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 14th 2025 Saturday, 14th of Jun. 2025 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 19th 2025 Friday, 19th of Sep. 2025 Azamara Journey 01:00 pm 10:00 pm
Oct. 13th 2025 Monday, 13th of Oct. 2025 Mein Schiff 7 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Oct. 2025 P&O Arcadia 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 12th 2026 Wednesday, 12th of Aug. 2026 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 09:00 pm

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