Ferrol Spain. The sea has been a vital constant in the growth of this town, first as a fishing village and later as a military stronghold. This town is 52 kilometers from La Coruña. It is full of contrasts, and the charm of its roots as a fishing village lives on in its streets and traditions. Ferrol old town, the Modernist La Magdalena neighborhood, the La Cortina defensive walls (18th century), and the castles of San Felipe and La Palma are just some of its attractions. The main event in the town, however, is the Easter week celebrations, which have the International Tourist Interest designation. They are usually held in March or April, depending on when Easter falls.