Ferrol - Urban History
Democracy
The University Library, in Esteiro (2003)

In 1992 the granting of semi-abandoned buildings from the old Naval Hospital to the newly created University of A Coruña, with a campus in Esteiro, led to the possibility of diversifying the city's economy towards the service sector. It also revealed the role this process could play in reconverting deserted naval and army buildings for new uses. The 'Casa do Patín' was an interesting building from the eighteenth century, located between San Carlos Street and the Naval Hospital, which was renovated and turned into the University Library.

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