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St Olaja's mill in Island.

Trasmiera Ecopark.



This cultural museum is born with the vocation of becoming a space where covergen ecological and environmental securities of the Mudflat of Joyel, and with the intention of teaching in an entertaining way the importance and characteristics of the tide's phenomenon, real star of the set-up of this territory.
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The House of the Tides will be the Performance centre of the Mudflat of Joyel, the principal centre receiver of visitors of the Ecopark of Trasmiera.

From here will be offered all the necessary information to enjoy a cultural diverting visit and natural to this territory, and the services of ticket sales, guided visits and shop will be found.

The made intervention in The Mill of St Olaja's tides seeks to recover its value such as a point of reference in the social history and economic of the municipality, without forgetting its was worth patrimonial and architectural. For this reason an integral rehabilitation was posed of the mill and of its environment, that it warranted its conservation and its informative character, didactic and tourist.

Has been posed so much in the architectural intervention as in the recovery of the machinery, an all-inclusive reproduction, believer and didactics and a valuation based on the interpretation so that the visitor, via one ambientación escenográfica and an audiovisual one, understand how was its operation, how lived the miller that it attended it, and which has been the relationship of the man with the sea.

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Ecoparque reserves Phone:

 

 676 486 111// 942 63 79 15

 

 

San Vicente de la Barquera Village

 In the West Coast of Cantabria:

 its name is due to the Aragonese martyr, in the 13th century. San Vicente de la Barquera, the capital of the municipality, is the seaworthy villa par excellence, San Vicente is consolidated as the capital of the municipality where two of the most known regional parties take place: "The Folía ", (with the maritime procession of the Virgin which festivity takes place on the second Sunday after Easter), and "procession of Carmen" (July 16).
Placed on the western coast of Cantabria, San Vicente of the Barquera, in its scarcely 41,5 square kilometres, includes all the values and attractions of the humid Spain: an important monumental patrimony, great historical relevancy, an exceptional natural environmet, a recognized gastronomy and a deep popular tradition as it was commented in the previous paragraph.

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The natural park of Oyambre:

The natural resources of this Villa are very beautiful since San Vicente is sited on the heart of "Oyambre's nature reserve ", protected natural space, which is almost 80 % of this Villa. This villa has also a great ecological value where anyone will be delighted with its rias, cliffs, beaches, dunes, green field and forests that shelter great fauna and flora.

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The beaches:

San Vicente counts on a wide selection of beaches such as San Vicente's first one, Fountains, The Merón, The Rose-bush, The Tostadero and Gerra, and one wonderful ria full of boats and boats of colors close to the smell of fish and salt that we always find in it.

Touring the villa:

It has an old part of great sobriety, beauty and captivation, is known as "La puebla vieja de San Vicente" in whose monumental set tourists could find the church, castle and the remains of a wall. Besides, the “Parral” bridges and the long "Maza" bridge shaped by 28 eyes and constructed by the Catholic Kingdom mandate in the 16th century, where, besides, you can admire one of the most beautiful prints of Cantabria with the Europe majestic Peaks.
San Vicente de La Barquera has been bettter known lately by one of its native famous, who has taken the name of Cantabria and more concretly that of this  Villa up to all the corners of the world in his songs, we refer to the famous popular singer "David Bustamante".

Santoña

 On the eastern coast of Cantabria, in the region of Trasmiera:

 

Santoña is a municipality with a strong maritime tradition. Its history and people have always been linked to the sea and to famous mariners. The most well-known is undoubtedly Juan de la Cosa, a cartographer who was instrumental in the discovery of America and a great expert in marine matters, as he demonstrated in his sea chart, a fundamental document for studying cartography at that time. Santoña is also considered to be the place where the caravel, the Santa María, was built.

Historically, the port of Santoña was one of the most significant in Cantabria. Its size and importance were even used in 1774 in a lawsuit against Santander for the title of regional capital. The modern port is 150 years old and is currently the second largest for landing fish, after the regional capital.

Santoña tourism:


Geographically speaking, Santoña is divided into two well-differentiated zones: a plain, which is largely urban, and a mountainous area, with the slopes of Mounts Brusco and Buciero. Brusco point provides a natural separation from Noja, giving way to the open and barren beach of Berria. The magnificent coastline is full of promontories, coves, lighthouses and cliffs, surrounding the mythical Mount Buciero, which encloses the strategic bay of Santoña from the north.

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But in addition to the sea, Santoña is closely linked to" the Monastery of Santa María del Puerto", which has been instrumental in the development of this municipality, and also in that of many others in this eastern section of the region, since numerous towns and churches have sprung up under its influence. The first primitive settlement appeared around this religious centre, which some historians attribute to the Goths.

In time, the original monastery gave rise to the church of Santa María del Puerto, which is today the most highly valued site in local heritage. Built between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries, it is chiefly Gothic, with Romanesque touches and houses the altarpiece of San Bartholomew with fifteenth-century Flemish paintings (indeed, it is one of the most important altarpieces in Spain).

The fortifications are equally significant. These are a group of military structures around Mount Buciero, which testify to the port's importance. The forts of San Martín, San Carlos and Mazo, or Napoleon are in reasonable condition. Buciero also has several prehistoric caves. The University of Cantabria has excavated the most important of them, known as the El Abrigo del Perro.

The Nature Reserve marshes Santoña:


However, perhaps the most significant symbol of local identity is the Reserva Natural de las Marismas (at the mouth of the Asón). This is a protected area, containing a rich variety of ecosystems that provide seasonal or permanent shelter for a wide range of water birds.

Their festivals and cuisine:


Everything is linked to the sea in Santoña, from the most extraordinary peaceful beaches and its day-to-day life, centred chiefly on fishing and an important canning industry, to its traditional fiestas and seaside carnivals, which are among the most colourful celebrations in the region. Evidently, sea products and fish conserves are the basis of local cuisine.

Currently, Santoña is the first canning port in Cantabria and holds the world fishing record. Industry is based above all on marketing tuna and anchovies. Santoña was the first place where anchovies were preserved in olive oil.

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.