Castro Urdiales is synonymous with seafaring life. The old town has several wonders such as the castle-lighthouse, the medieval bridge or the ruins of the Romanesque church of San Pedro. In addition, the streets combine a maritime atmosphere mixed with ancient medieval architecture. Look for hotels in Castro Urdiales with us!
Most of the coast is full with cliffs typical of the Bay of Biscay, but there are several other bays where you can settle in and sunbathe, such as Brazomar beach. You can also visit Ostende, an artificial beach ideal for relaxing. A few metres from the old town we also find the Pedregal where the sea smashes fiercely.
One of the great attractions of Castro Urdiales is its gastronomy. The quality of its restaurants, a varied offer and an exceptional product makes the experience of eating in town spectacular. The offer is based on fresh fish and seafood from the Cantabrian Sea. The most popular dishes are hake in green sauce, clams in a casserole or chipirones encebollados in their own ink. As for drinks, the typical thing of the zone is cider, chacolí and local wines. The desserts are quite hefty, with sobaos, custard, pasiegas cheese or fried milk.
Castro Urdiales is also a city famous for the festivities held there. At the beginning of the year, there are the carnivals and weeks later Viernes Santo, where a representation of the living passion takes place.
In addition, Castro Urdiales is closely linked to mining. In the famous greenways you can learn more about their history through five different routes.
The first route is Vía de Setares, which begins in the ruins of the town of the same name and ends at the Pico Ario repeater. The route is about 6 kilometers long. The second route is Traslaviña; it starts at Punta de San Andrés and ends at the Herreros tunnel. It is a little longer than the previous one, reaching 7 kilometres long. Finally, there is the Alén road that passes through Castro Urdiales and Callejamala, 11 kilometres long.