Ferrol - Urban History
Franco Period
Meirás Palace, Franco's summer residence (1992)

The personal connections of Franco with the area had a profound effect. In 1938 he was given Meirás Palace as a gift, and until his death, he spent much of his summer holidays there. Members of the government and Spain's elite also gathered around Franco in Meirás. Some decisive cabinet meetings took place there. In this way every summer the local elites had the opportunity of visiting the dictator to request some favour from him, or from the personalities who surrounded him.