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ⓘ Castro Urdiales




Castro Urdiales
                                     

ⓘ Castro Urdiales

Castro Urdiales is a seaport of northern Spain, in the autonomous community of Cantabria, situated on the Bay of Biscay. Castro Urdiales is a modern town, although its castle and the Gothic-style parish church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion, date from the Middle Ages. Its chief industries are tourism, fishing, and the preservation of fish, especially sardines and anchovies, in oil. The Lolin and La Castreña anchovy canning factories serve as a reminder of the towns closeness to this industry and its proximity to the sea.

Although the number of people registered in the city, is about 32.000, the summer population can double or even triple this figure. The town is popular due to its beaches and picturesque harbour.