San Vicente de la Barquera is a town in the autonomous community of Cantabria in northern Spain.
There is evidence of human settlement since Prehistory. Specifically, vestiges of the Bronze Age have remained, such as the megalithic site of El Barcenal. It is believed that the Orgenomescan Cantabrians lived here. San Vicente has been identified with the Portus Vereasueca of the Romans.
The old town of San Vicente is a place full of charm thanks to its church, castle and the remains of a wall,the town center was declared a Cultural Asset of Cantabria in 1987.
Access : Coordinates: 43.385, -4.398611 / San Vicente de la Barquera ,located in the Western coast district of the province of Cantabria, in Cantabria,in northern Spain.
- The old town of San Vicente is a monumental complex full of interesting buildings that have earned it the declaration as an asset of cultural interest in Cantabria since 1987.
- popular festivals: La Folía : massive maritime procession of the Virgin that is celebrated the second Sunday after Easter and the procession of Carmen -July 16.
- Parts of the municipal area belongs to the Oyambre Natural Park ,The Oyambre Natural Park is a Spanish protected natural area located on the western coast of Cantabria, the protected area includes a coastal strip with picturesque cliffs.
- San Vicente de la Barquera is part of the Camino de la Costa , a variation of the so-called “Camino de Santiago” pilgrimage route to Santiago, Spain, From San Vicente de la Barqueta there is a passage to Potes, to the convent of Santo Toribio de Liebena, to see the supposed remnant of the cross of Christ, which is part of the relic there.
- Top sights in San Vicente de la Barquera : The 600 meter long 28-arched Maza Bridge dates back to the 16th century and was built by order of the Catholic Monarchs. / The Parral Bridge dates from the 18th century.
/ Of note are the sandy beaches of Fuentes, Primera de San Vicente, El Rosal, El Tostadero, Merón and Gerra, and a beautiful estuary dotted with intense colors thanks to the innumerable colored boats and boats. that we always find in it./ The church of Santa María de los Ángeles, built between the 13th and 16th centuries, the castle and the remains of the city walls are particularly noteworthy./ The Punte Silla Lighthouse or San Vicente de la Barquera Lighthouse, outside the Old Puebla towards Asturias / Chapel of the Virgen de la Barquera.
Go next : Comillas, a town in Cantabria / Santander , a port city located east of Gijón and west of Bilbao , on the north coast of Spain.