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Laredo

 In the East Coast of Cantabria:

 This was one of the "four sea towns" along with San Vicente, Castro Urdiales and Santander. It appears in the Poems of King Alfonso X the Wise and is also mentioned by Don Quixote when referring to his lineage.

It was a royal port for union with Europe. Nestling between the Treto estuary and Santoña bay, this is one of the main tourist towns on the whole coastline of Spain and not just on the Cantabrian coast.

Touring the villa:


The town spreads into three well- differentiated sections: the Puebla Vieja and Arrabal, the Ensanche, and the continuation of the latter towards el Puntal. The first area, the Puebla Vieja (old town) and its Arrabal (poor quarter, built later), was declared an artistic and historical site in 1970.

It is the original settlement, dating back to the Middle Ages, and still preserves the remains of its ancient walls. It forms a network of tiny little streets, called rúas, where impressive mansions were built between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, such as those of the Mar family, the Marquise of Arcentales, the Marquise of Condestable, the Marquise of Hoz, Gutiérrez Rada and so on. The Gothic temple of La Asunción rises above this hamlet. Built between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries, it harbours the Nativity altarpieces, one of the jewels of Flemish polychrome sculpture.

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The second existing populated area in Laredo is known as the Ensanche (a flat area leading to the Plaza de Carlos V), today home to the commercial, administrative and service sectors. Finally, between the Plaza de Carlos V and Puntal, there are three long avenues that run side by side, flanked by the town's two beaches. Along them, a considerable number of houses (some dating from the 60's building boom) and the hospital have been built. In recent years, several parks and squares have been created in this area, which are particularly interesting for their artwork. The Yachting Club, in Puntal, was a pioneering force behind tourism in Laredo and has expertly organised sailing competitions at the highest level.

 

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Beach and Nature:


But the outstanding natural surroundings are Laredo's real heritage. On the one hand, Regatón beach, which fans out on the inner part of Treto estuary, and on the other, the marvellous beaches and dunes known as Salvé, facing the Cantabrian sea, and flying the prestigious Blue Flag awarded by the European Union.

The most important fiestas held at Laredo are on the last Friday in August: the "Batalla Floral" (Battle of the Flowers), consisting of a procession of floats, is a major tourist attraction.

Local cuisine specialises in fish (in particular tuna, sardine, and fresh anchovies), although it is also known for its cheeses, for which an annual fair, known as Risco, is organised.


De antaño le viene a esta Villa marinera la relevancia de su puerto , el cual fue proclamado como "puerto real" para la unión con Europa. Ubicada entre la ría de Treto y la bahía de Santoña, es uno de los principales centros turísticos cuya importancia turística ha traspasado los limites de la costa cántabra para colocarse a la cabeza de la demanda turística del litoral español.

 De turismo por la Villa:

 Pueden diferenciarse  tres areas fundamentales: por un lado La "Puebla Vieja" y "el Arrabal", por el otro, la "zona del Ensanche", y finalmente la la prolongación de éste hasta el Puntal de Laredo. la Puebla Vieja y su Arrabal, cuya construcción se hizo con posterioridad, fue declarada conjunto histórico artístico en 1970. El centro de Laredo, con origen en la Edad Media, aún conserva restos de sus antiguas murallas.

 

Cabe mencionar que entre la Plaza de Carlos V y el Puntal nos encontramos con tres largas avenidas que discurren en paralelo, flanqueadas por las dos playas de la villa. En ellas se levantan un gran número de residencias, cafeterías, restaurantes, el hospital y varios parques y plazas en las que destaca su apuesta por el arte.

 Al final de esta zona se erige, en el Puntal, el Club Náutico, protagonista e impulsor del turismo de Laredo, gracias a su construcción laredo es sede de las más altas competiciones náuticas .

 Playa y Naturaleza:

Pero si por algo destaca la Villa es por su excepcional recurso natural: por un lado un lado, la playa del Regatón, cuyo desarrollo se encuentra en la cara interna de la ría de Treto; por el otro, el bello conjunto de playa y dunas que forma la denominada playa de la "Salvé", donde ondea la prestigiosa bandera azul que concede la Unión Europea, orgullo de los Laredanos.

 

 

 

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