Ferrol - Urban History
Franco Period
A street in the Recimil district (1999)

The new working-class neighbourhood of Recimil was destined to house families moving to Ferrol to work at the naval installations. It was neatly isolated from the city, beyond its walls, and it took shape as an independent area with its own market, school, and church. The building materials were sub-standard, and the facades of the buildings, some as long as 200 metres, gave them the appearance of a barracks. The names of its streets referred to the rural towns and villages in which its inhabitants were born.

Photograph by the author