Neighborhood of the Magdalena

Declared a Historic-Artistic.

Characteristics

The Magdalena is the most picturesque district of Ferrol. Arguably, it is the "center" of the city. Virtually everything is pedestrianized and in it are the main monuments of Ferrol, the most prominent businesses, City Hall and numerous catering establishments. The neighborhood was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1983 by the Xunta de Galicia. It is situated between the seaside neighborhood of Ferrol Vello and Esteiro neighborhood. Its creation in s. XVIII, is because military architects of the shipyards, which were guided by rationalists criteria for planning. Thus, its design is very characteristic: it is a perfect grid of streets and ordered symmetric known as the "chocolate bar": 6 long straight streets that intersect with nine other perpendicular streets. His rationalist layout and some of its properties on the candidacy of Ferrol to be "Heritage of Humanity"