Ferrol is a city located on the north-west of Spain, 52 km away of its province capital, A Coruña. It belongs to the autonomous community of Galicia where, both the Spanish and Galician are official languages, and has its own and unique culture, gastronomy, geography and climate. The township offers numerous contrasts: medieval layout with narrow streets and facades with glass galleries, imposing military and naval constructions, open sea beaches and fortificated castles dominating the sea loch. The city lays parallel to the sea, on the north side of the estuary where the Xuvia river ends, located on the septentrional part of a wide inlet in front of the Atlantic ocean, protected this way from the wind and storms and it has an oceanic climate with soft temperatures during the whole year and rainy winters. It is a city traditionally orientated to maritime activities through its fishing and commercial harbour, its civil and military shipyards, its Navy facilities and its touristic beaches. Ferrol has a population of 70.000 inhabitants, being the 5th largest settlement in Galicia, and the metropolitan area has 200.000 inhabitants. It is believed that the name of the city comes from a legend about a breton saint named Saint Ferreol that arrived by sea to this land with seven sirens chorus or from the association of two medieval words that could have meant “nearby port” or “pier upon pilasters”. Ferrol has been a major naval shipbuilding centre for most of its history and the capital of the spanish Navy’s maritime department of the north.