Ferrol - Urban History
Franco Period
Open land following the demolition of Esteiro (c. 1975)

The demolition of the Esteiro district in 1974 erased the memory of the ancient proletarian Ferrol. La Magdalena, which everyone associated with the Navy, absorbed the memory of the Ferrol of the Age of Enlightenment. Neither did the future of the former residents of Esteiro hold out any great hopes. Three years later, 500 families from Esteiro, who had been temporarily accommodated in prefabricated huts, were still waiting for council houses to be built on the new housing estate called 'Polígono de Caranza'.

J.R. Soraluce, O antigo Hospital de Esteiro. Campus universitario de Ferrol (A Coruña, 1996)