Castle of San Felipe

Fortification Castle


It was one of the military strengths of Ferrol. It was built in the sixteenth century. In front of the castle, in the estuary, the castle of La Palma and the castle of San Martin (which can be seen today only ruins), both in the town of Mugardos is. In case of attack, between Castel San Martín and the castle of San Felipe a heavy chain in the sea that prevented the entry of enemy ships at Ferrol tended. This monument can be visited daily (In low season, every day from 10:00 to 18:00 h. In summer, from 10:00 to 14:00 h. and from 16:00 to 20:00 h.) and, at Easter and in July and August, it is possible to participate in guided tours and theatrical tours, which recall the life of the soldiers guarding the castle in the XVIII. Free entry

Place of San Felipe, s/n