Castro Urdiales

Castro UrdialesBeween Bilbao and Santander, although now rather developed, the town, set on a cliff by the sea, once called Flavióbriga by the Romans, preserves a fine old quarter with a lovely harbour dominated by the ruined Templar castle and the fortess- like Gothic Church of Santa Maria constructed almost entirely in the 12th century. It is full of all sorts of curiousities like rabbits kissing oxen, dragons devouring servants. If hunger sets in you are spoilt for choice for bars serving the most tempting, mouth watering pintxos - little snacks which make a meal in themselves.