Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Castro Urdiales is a picturesque little port on Spain's Cantabrian coast. Once the Roman town of Flaviobriga, it is now a tourist attraction, renowned for its church, the Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion shown here, opposite the old lighthouse building.
Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion - FURTHER INFORMATION
Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion - Castro Urdiales visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Cantabria.
Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion (Church of St. Mary of the Assumption) is one of the top tourist attractions in Castro Urdiales. The Gothic style Catholic church was built in the 13th century on a promontory on the western end of Castro Urdiales Harbour during the reign of King Alfonso VIII of Castile.
Work on Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion (also called Nuestra Señora de la Asunción) continued through to the 15th century. The result is a basilica with three naves and transept, wide aisles, high arches, flying buttresses to support the weight. Inside are some interesting Gothic sculptures.
Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion
Calle de Santa Maria
Castro Urdiales (Cantabria)
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Regular services from Castro Urdiales to Bilbao.
Road: Castro Urdiales is on the A8 between Bilbao (about 35km) and from Santander.
Flight: Bilbao and Santander airports.