Ferrol - Urban History
Battalions Barracks, in Esteiro (2003)

The Battalions Barracks was located next to Esteiro Square. It was a magnificent building, and was situated on a vantage point overlooking the bay, the Dockyards, the Shipyard, and the neighbourhood of Esteiro. The 4,000 soldiers housed in the building could carry out manoeuvres in front of the barracks, on the 'Battalions Field' (see photo), to display their military prowess and to act as a warning to the 'maestranza'. At no stage in any of the revolts that took place in the city of Ferrol did the military command lose control of that building.

Photograph by the Author