→ 2.50 → Castro Urdiales → 5.00km → Allendelagua

Altitude
5
To end of camino
641.60
ATM
Yes
Bar
Yes
Bus
Yes
Correos
Yes
Grocery
Yes
Medical Center
Yes
Pharmacy
Yes

The life of Castro Urdiales still revolves around the puebla vieja, or old village. It is here that you can explore the most impressive and oldest monuments.

Iglesia de Santa Maria perched up high. Nearby is the Faro y Castillo de Santa Ana, the Medieval Puente Romano, and the Ermita Santa Ana. When you are done exploring hustle back to the Plaza Del Ayuntamiento for a fill-up.

Fiesta

June: San Juan on the 24th, and San Pelayo Mártir (the patron of Castro Urdiales) on the 26th.
July: La Virgen del Carmen on the 16th, and Santa Ana on the 26th.
August: The Assumption of Mary is celebrated on the 14th.
November: San Andrés on the 30th.

 

History

Castro Urdiales was settled first by the Romans, who used the location more for its iron than the sea. It prospered under the reign of the Kingdom of Castile right up until 1813 when the French Army destroyed the city. It was quickly rebuilt and fortified.

The Road

The camino through Castro Urdiales follows the N-634 but it is possible to walk the coastline, a route which is a great deal more scenic. It can be followed as far as the beach at which point you will need to turn back towards the main road. A short distance later the camino turns left towards the Plaza de Toros; the municipal albergue is located at this end of town behind the bull ring.

After passing the Plaza de Toros (on your right) the camino arrives at a tunnel under the A-8; large signs for CAMPING let you know that you are on the right track. Eventually, you will pass the camping, and a short distance afterward, Allendelagua.

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Very dirty pension. But also cheap… BUT it is worth eating in the restaurant below. €16 menu.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

They changed the camino from Liendo to Laredo (10km through forest instead of 6.6 on the N364)so it's not 32km anymore but 38 from Castro.
It is a change for the better - I did the blue dotted route from this app because I already had done 26, and it was quite awful. There are shoulders but it still feels dangerous and if the sun is out it's brutal.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Meeting some other pilgrims that said that it's open again. Maybe try to call them to check

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Sorry last comment on this - when planning your route I would put Agua viva more under mioño then castro, it's much closer to it

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

There is a beach (well more like a little bay) a 10 min walk away heading down (ask the albergue how best to get there) that has a chiringuito with good food (the burger I had was delicious and humongous) and there's a restaurant nearby, too.

No restaurant at aqua viva, but the room is spacious and no bunk beds :)
The (indoor) swimming pool requires having a bathing suit and swim cap, otherwise can't use it.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

If you take the longer older route from ontón this ends up being further as you have to turn back towards miñon. This is far-ish from the City center if you've walked all day.

There is a beach (well more like a little bay) a 10 min walk away heading down (ask the albergue how best to get there) that has a chiringuito with good food (the burger I had was delicious and humongous) and there's a restaurant nearby, too.

No restaurant at aqua viva, but the room is spacious and no bunk beds :)
The (indoor) swimming pool requires having a bathing suit and swim cap, otherwise can't use it.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Wauw, I was so happy to find this.
They are very kind. My tent was broken and they helped fixing it.
Paid 22 euro for sleeping but it's nice and calm. There 12 beds for peligrinos.
You can shower, have a drink, have a breakfast for only 6 euro.
Because the albergue is closed in Castro, this was the perfect solution.

michael

Leider ist es nicht möglich in der Pilgerherberge auf unter zu kommen da sie noch nicht offen hat

michael

Tiny rooms with a private bathroom and a super comfy firm mattress- spotlessly clean and very quiet!! Great find!

michael

Tiny rooms with a private bathroom and a super comfy firm mattress- spotlessly clean and very quiet!! Great find!