Castro Urdiales is a municipality of northern Spain, a seaport situated on the bay of Biscay. Its chief industries are tourism, fishing, and the preservation of fish, especially sardines and anchovies, in oil. The "Lolin" and "La Castreña" anchovy canning factories serve as a reminder of the town's closeness to this industry and its proximity to the sea.
Here I packed in one picture the most interesting monuments: the church of Santa María de la Asunción, the lighthouse of the Castle of Santa Ana and the medieval bridge.
The Church of Santa María de la Asunción is in Gothic style. Built under the protection of King Alfonso VIII of Castile in the 13th century (though it was finished in the 15th century), it is a basilica church with three naves. In the interior are the images of the White Virgin and the Reclining Christ, and three Gothic carvings of the Magi. It was open only for organized groups with the guide, so I was not inside.
The Castle of Santa Ana is located near the port and the church of Santa María de la Asunción. It houses a lighthouse.
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The view from the same place but in opposite direction is also nice.
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papagolf21 (110414) 2017-04-17 1:16
Une vue superbe bénéficiant d'un charme exceptionnel.
Cette architecture générale est une gemme de la plus belle eau.
Un grand merci du partage et de la note.
Bonnes fêtes pascales.
dta (82960) 2017-04-17 1:32
Hello Malgo ,
I missed this amazing place when I was in Cantabria : what an error !
A stunnning combination of interesting buildings on the rocks above the rough (somtimes) sea .
A good POV here , and splendid colors .
snunney (107513) 2017-04-17 1:39
The point of view and the framing are spot on. The whole is ideally exposed with superb colours and clarity. Attractive warm/cool tonal contrasts. Happy Easter Monday.
lousat (98351) 2017-04-17 1:56
Hi Malgo,i never heard nothing about this village,for me is the first time,so your post is very useful! And this rich composition is great,showing us most things to watch in a single shot,made in the best light and the usual top quality. Very good too the opposite view in backlight. Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
jhm (160975) 2017-04-17 3:00
You chose a perfect angle with the church of Santa María de la Asunción in Gothic style between the big rocks.
Also you creates nice depth and perspective.
This is a wonderful picture, excellent presented.
Very well done, TFS.
dekanski (6110) 2017-04-17 3:34
Both views are great! Great POV, technically almost perfect!
Silvio1953 (154173) 2017-04-17 4:32
Ciao cara Malgo, great view of fantastic place, wonderful colors, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
holmertz (59758) 2017-04-17 5:23
It's a nice collection of buildings with some attractive red roofs and a few persons who make the view lively. The red and green persons fill the foreground nicely. The WS is good too, but the light was more difficult.
Sergiom (89279) 2017-04-17 6:36
Je ne connaissais pas cet endroit. Cela vaut certainement la peine d'y faire un petit tour. La jetée offre un bel effet de profondeur et le rocher est bien rempli.
Nicou (152096) 2017-04-17 6:44
Fantastique ensemble avec le phare cette église et le fort ce chemin ce qui en milie qui nous y mêne la falaise dominante et le phare ce toit rouge quelle vue.
Bravo e amitié
rychem (43394) 2017-04-17 7:57
Super, to jest najlepsze w Castro Urdiales, ja to fotografowalem z drugiej strony, pieknie zrobione
Fis2 (107486) 2017-04-17 8:27
Piekne miejsce, warte zobaczenia ;)
Budowle na skale robia wrazenie.
adramad (49992) 2017-04-17 13:34
Spectacular POV of this architectural complex, which with the spigot as a route, takes the view towards the cliff with the castle and the splendid church, well placed between the two rocks.
A nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both the sharpness and the lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I like it
Enjoy a good day.
Very best regards.
pierrefonds (71725) 2017-04-17 15:29
The length of the peir is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is shopwing the details of the lighthouse, of the castle and of the church. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
bukitgolfb301 (45389) 2017-04-17 18:39
Hi dear Malgo
Nice angle and positioning shot. You well utlize widefocus appraoch. Perfect framework and compsoition is highly appreciated.
All the best and have a good day! Takero
mohammad_H (10126) 2017-04-17 23:44
Beautiful views and eye-catching
Good space for image capture
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dkmurphys (65192) 2017-04-18 0:14
Spectacular place at the sea side. I like the rocky textures and the contrasts. Good catch!
ChrisJ (118961) 2017-04-18 6:54
Lovely warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue, with the jogger at left providing a focal point. The breakwater offers good perspective & lead in lines towards the distance. Excellent sharpness & saturation. Tfs!
gervaso (16837) 2017-04-18 9:13
Very nice perspective to show this beautiful place, with the castle and its lighthouse looking really imposing from this POV, everything captured with perfect colors and sharpness! Wonderful composition! Very good job!
ikeharel (79229) 2017-04-19 23:52
Good morning Malgo,
Magnificent scene withnthe pier leading towards the rocks and built castle on tops.
marvelously how people scale this sight, good depth and very visible all the smmallest details and especially the carved water-marks upon the sheer crags.
Have a nice new day,
clic (18552) 2017-04-21 6:42
Witaj Malgorzata I feel 'catapulted' like a bullet towards the seaport by your judicious foreground to discover the antique treasure troves hidden over there! Very attractive setup! Pozdrawiam