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Most important gothic church in cantabria

The Gothic church of Santa Maria de la Asunción stands majestically in the Puebla Vieja (the old town of Castro Urdiales), overlooking the village and harbor from a prominent position.

This large church is considered the most important Gothic building in all of Cantabria. In the early 13th century, Alfonso VIII decided to give this coastal town a church of cathedral proportions and the result is this great three-chambered basilica.

If you look closely at the details, you can see certain similarities with the French Gothic movement which was underway in Normandy and some details similar to the Cathedral in Burgos.

It’s impressive to see how the flying buttresses of the church seem to blend in with the cliffs, as if they were real roots of stone. If you look at Puebla Vieja from the port, you'll see how the church seems to spring forth from the rock.

As a side note, I’ll say that the Church of Santa Maria de la Asunción was declared a Monument of Cultural Interest in 1931 and Castro Urdiales' Old Town was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1978.

You can also taste the best prawns in the world in the streets near the port. Seriously. You can't miss it. To do so would be to miss one of the greatest culinary pleasures in Cantabria.
Alfonso Navarro Táppero
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Really impressive!

The church of Santa Maria de la Asunción is located at the top of the port, near the lighthouse of Castro Urdiales.

It’s a 13th century Gothic cathedral and the most important and representative monument of Cantabria. It has a basilica with two towers and three interior chambers. In my view, it needs some restoration work, but it's still very impressive.
Joxu

St. mary of assumption church

The St. Mary of Assumption Church exudes peace and the sea views are breathtaking, both on clear days when you can see the coast of Bizkaia, and on stormy days when it seems like the sky is going to fall on our heads. It's the most emblematic place in the city and it's a hallmark.
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Church of santa maria of the assumption

The church of Santa Maria Castro Urdiales dominates from its privileged position at the top of the pen, imposing. Built in the thirteenth century, of Gothic style, this religious temple was restored a few years ago, it threatened to collapse. Now you can go inside, and although cracks are still, it seems that is already assured its stability. If we look closely at the exterior walls that face the sea, we will suffer the evil of stone called, in which the stones become sand for various chemical reactions caused by the nearby sea Cantbrico. The interior is quite nice and bright, but certainly the best are the views over the city from up here. Hours: Mondays to Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 18:00. Sunday only in the morning

Iglesia de santa maría de la asunción

La iglesia de Santa María domina Castro Urdiales desde su privilegiada posición en lo alto del peñón, imponente.
Construida en el siglo XIII, de estilo gótico, este templo religioso fue restaurado hace unos pocos años, pues amenazaba con derrumbarse.
Ahora se puede visitar por dentro, y aunque todavía se ven grietas, parece que ya está asegurada su estabilidad. Si nos fijamos bien en las paredes exteriores que dan hacia el mar, veremos que sufren del llamado mal de la piedra, en la que las piedras, se convierten en arena por diversas reacciones químicas provocadas por el cercano mar Cantábrico.
El interior es bastante bonito y muy luminoso, aunque sin duda lo mejor son las vistas a toda la ciudad desde aquí arriba.

Horario: lunes a sábados de 10:00 a 13:00 y 16:00 a 18:00. Domingos sólo por la mañana
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The church of santa maria of the assu...

The Church of Santa Maria of the Assumption is the most symbolic building around Castro (and also the most large). It is especially important also at regional level as it is the most important element of all Gothic Cantabria. Was constructed in the thirteenth century and was declared of cultural interest in 1931. From its exterior stands out above all, its flying buttresses and buttresses. It has three broad aisles and inside there is a collection of works of Gothic orfebrera last and different sizes of the late Middle Ages. A must see even for outside and the environment in which it is situated. Visiting hours are Monday to Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:00 and in the afternoon from 16:00 to 18:00.

La Iglesia de Santa María de la Asunción es el edificio más simbólico de todo Castro (y también el más grande). Adquiere especial importancia también a nivel regional ya que es el elemento gótico más importante de todo Cantabria.

Se construyó en el siglo XIII y fue declarada Bien de Interés Cultural en 1931. De su exterior destaca, sobre todo, sus arbotantes y contrafuertes . Tiene tres amplias naves y en su interior hay una colección de obras de orfebrería del último gótico y diversas tallas de finales del Medievo.
Imprescindible verla aunque sea por fuera y el entorno en el que se sitúa.

El horario de visita es de lunes a sábados de 10:00 a 13:00 y por la tarde de 16:00 a 18:00.
Regina Fernández
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Castro urdiales is a city that is loc...

Castro Urdiales is a city that is located in the extreme east of the autonomous community of Cantabria. This city offers a range of historic monuments and unusual places, impresses with its small streets and squares nice, this breathtaking scenery you will never forget. I would like to mention one of the most visited tourist monuments, the Church of Santa María de la Asunción. This is a very old church: Built in the thirteenth century. When we admire its old walls are immersed himself in the past, it is impressive. It's huge and really striking for its exceptional beauty. It is located on a small hill and we can see the beautiful port of Castro Urdiales. This is a gem of architecture, the symbol of this great city.

Castro Urdiales est une ville qui est située à l'extrême est de le communauté autonome de Cantabrie. Cette ville offre un éventail des monuments historiques et des lieux insolites, impressionne par ses petite rues et ses places sympas, présente des paysages époustouflants que vous pourrez jamais oublier. Je voudrais parler d´un des monuments les plus visités par les touristes, de l´église de Santa María de la Asunción. C´est une très ancienne église: Sa construction date du XIIIe siècle. Quand on admire ses vieux murs on se plonge dans le passé, c´est impressionnant. Elle est énorme et vraiment frappante par sa beauté exceptionnelle. Elle se trouve sur la petite colline et on peut la voir du magnifique port de Castro-Urdiales. C´est une vraie perle de l´architecture, le symbole de cette superbe ville.
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Church of santa maria de la asuncion, castro urdiales (cantabria)

At the top of a promontory, overlooking the bay of Castro Urdiales, this Church, the first to be built in Gothic style in Cantabria, it is beautiful inside and out. I emphasize it buttresses and striking architecture in general. Highly recommended for those who like architecture and Gothic style in particular.

Iglesia de santa maría de la asunción, castro urdiales (cantabria)

En lo alto de un promontorio, dominando la bahía de Castro Urdiales, esta Iglesia, primera en ser construida en estilo gótico en Cantabria, es bonita interior y exteriormente. De ella destaco los llamativos contrafuertes y su arquitectura en general. Muy recomendable para los que gustan de la arquitectura y del gótico en particular.
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Gothic in port

A walk by the Cathedral of Santa Mara gtica the Assumption of the port of Castro Urdales in Cantabria and under the watchful eye of the statue of the Roman Emperor Vespasian Caesar Augustus.

Gótico en el puerto

Un paseo por la Catedral gótica de Santa María la Asunción sobre el puerto de Castro Urdíales en Cantabria y bajo la atenta mirada de la estatua del emperador romano Cesar Vespasiano Augusto.
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Lovely

Lovely

Muy bonita

Muy bonita
Mariajose Fisico
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Beautiful gothic cathedral church mak...

Beautiful gothic cathedral church makings ...

Preciosa iglesia gótica de hechuras catedralicias...
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Excellent views.

Excellent views.

Excelentes vistas.
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He seemed to be so far from the highw...

He seemed to be so far from the highway going to San Sebastian.

Se veía siendo tan lejos desde la autovía yendo a San Sebastián.
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The place exudes peace and the sea is...

The place exudes peace and the sea is breathtaking. From here you can see the coast of Biscay, and on stormy days, it seems that the sky will fall on our heads! The church is in my opinion the most emblematic of the city. The Gothic style of the thirteenth century, with the image of the Virgin from the same era and a crucified Christ fourteenth.

L'endroit respire la paix et la vue sur la mer est à couper le souffle. D'ici, on aperçoit la côte de Biscaye, et les jours d'orage, il semble que le ciel va nous tomber sur la tête !!! L'église représente à mon sens du plus emblématique de la ville. Le style est gothique du XIIIème siècle, avec cette image de la Vierge datant de la même époque et un Christ crucifié du XIVème.
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Church of Santa María de la Asunción Phone Number
942 871 512
942 871 512
Church of Santa María de la Asunción Address
Iglesia Nueva, 4
Iglesia Nueva, 4
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