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Entrance Tickets – Castillo del Rey, Cantabria

Castillo del Rey

There was an interesting castle and an old town that stretched from the headland to the church of Santa María de los Ángeles and which enjoyed magnificent views over a busy river estuary to the mountains beyond.  And there was a good view too of the Maza Bridge, with its twenty-eight arches, which was built on the orders of the Spanish Catholic Monarchs in the sixteenth century.

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Entrance Tickets – Castillo Del Rey

Castillo del Rey

The sky was blue and the sun was shining and there was an interesting castle and an old town that stretched from the headland to the church of Santa María de los Ángeles and which enjoyed magnificent views over a busy river estuary to the mountains beyond.  And there was a good view of the Maza Bridge, with its twenty-eight arches, which was built on the orders of the Spanish Catholic Monarchs in the sixteenth century.

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San Vincente De La Barquera

 

Northern Spain – Cantabrian Coast, Comillas and Gaudi

Cantabria Spain

Although the forecast was poor the weather by contrast was better than expected and there was a clear blue sky with just a few wispy clouds and from the museum car park it was possible to see the sea only a few hundred metres away. 

We drove out of the village on a road that climbed quickly and at the top we were overawed by a sight that we were not prepared for.  At a distance of about fifty kilometres we could see the two thousand five hundred metre high peaks of the Picos de Europa which remained snow capped and glistening white in the mid morning sun.

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Cantabria, San Vicente De La Barquera

San Vincente De La Barquera

When we reached the motorway we headed promptly west again and in a very short time we were in the fishing town of San Vicente De La Barquera, which was busier than Comillas and even in mid December had a hint of vibrancy.  The sky was blue and the sun was shining and despite my horrible cold  man flu this made me feel a whole lot better.

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Cantabria, Picos de Europa and Comillas

Picos de Europa

Of course it wasn’t like that at all and after we woke in the morning to find Bobby Ewing in the shower with Pammy and went downstairs the genial host was there to greet us and direct us towards our breakfast table.  We were the only guests though and we had no explanation for the ghostly footsteps.  We felt curiously in the way so we hastily finished breakfast and left the San Telmo for a drive along the coast.

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