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At the established time, we will meet our guide in front of the Municipal Tourist Office. From here, and at the foot of the estuary, we will begin our tour of this fishing village, so crowded in summer and known for its gastronomy.


We will walk along the promenade, from where we will be able to admire the surroundings of the marshes, where the fresh waters of the Escudo and Garandilla rivers meet the salty waters of the Cantabrian Sea. A spectacle to behold that the tides cover and uncover on a whim. In the background, the stately 15th century La Maza bridge, which is still almost intact and constitutes one of the main accesses to San Vicente.

We will continue our route towards the old town, which stands tall as if it were amedieval castle, is located on top of a hill surrounded by a huge water moat. Mandatory visit if you want to learn more about the origin and history of this town.

AWe will access the historic center through one of the main entrances that has remained from its wall. Attached we will find the Torre del Presboste, a tower that once belonged to the Villa's tax collector, and in front of it we find the current building where the Town Hall is located. This historic building from the 16th century, known as the Palacio de los Corro, was actually the residence of what was at the time the most powerful man in the town.


Arriving at the top of the ascent along Calle Alta, we come across the ruins of the Hospital de la Concepción, which was also a hostel for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela or the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana.


Crowning the historic center we find the Church of Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles. This Gothic-style templeCommissioned by King Alfonso VII, it constitutes one more element of the town's fortification. There we will visit the temple, of which itsspectacular renaissance mausoleum.


Before starting our route down Calle Alta towards the Puente de la Barquera, we will take the opportunity to take the last panoramic views of theviews that this balcony gives us that overlooks the estuary, the green meadows and the peaks of the Picos de Europa in the background.Halfway up this steep, cobbled street is the 13th-century Castillo del Rey . A building restored in 1990 and transformed into an exhibition hall, but which maintains the structure of the original building. You will love the views from the Castle!


We will continue our way down to the San Vicente bridge, where we will do the last section crossing the busy avenue of Soportales and its restaurants until we reach the starting point of the route.

San Vicente de la Barquera

    • Get to know San Vicente de la Barquera at the hands of a local guide
    • Discover the story behind this fishing village
    • Visit the Church of Santa María de los Ángeles
    • Visit the Castillo de San Vicente and its views over the bay
    • Tour its historic center and most emblematic places
    • Learn curiosities about local gastronomy and culture
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