Located on the Western Central Coast of Asturias, Cudillero is a picturesque fishing village declared Historic-Artistic Site. And it is that, in its limits, the houses hang from the mountain wearing cheerful colors. In addition, in the municipality (which is homonymous) travelers can find an incredible landscape with unique beaches, green valleys, vertiginous cliffs, rivers, waterfalls and half a mountain with brañas vaqueiras (the place where the vaqueiros de alzada took their cattle to graze ).
What to see in Cudillero
Located on a slope between two hills, Cudillero is invisible to the eyes of land and sea. In its limits it speaks own dialect, the pixueto, which little by little is falling into disuse. Although this town can be visited in a single morning, it is worth dedicating a whole day to it. And it is that, despite being a small place, two cultures are distinguished in it:
On one side are the pixuetos, who are fishermen and inhabitants of the lower part of the town, there where the houses hang from the mountainside. On the other hand, we have the caízos, who live on the main street that gives access to the town. This is the area of trades, where merchants are traditionally located.
PortAs you can imagine, it is a must visit. From the dock you can see the small fishing boats that supply the town’s restaurants and the nets drying in the sun. As well as a steep cliff with a lighthouse. In this area there are also several craft stalls.
The Town Hall is an excellent starting point to begin a walk through the old town, where the most beautiful streets, the best viewpoints and magical corners such as the Caracolas de Teixera are found: a house covered with shells. Regarding the viewpoints, we recommend the Pico. From there you can see the houses on one of the slopes. Although, if you are looking for more height, there is also La Atalaya.
The oldest building in the town is the Humilladero Chapel13th century.
A medieval Gothic-style temple where generations of sailors have sought protection and good luck. Although, yes, it is a bit far from the most central area of the town.
Finally, the palace Fifth of Selgas It is popularly known as the Asturian Versailles. It is located 2 kilometers from the center but it is worth dedicating a part of our visit to it. Built between 1880 and 1895 in a French style, it stands out for its original decoration and paintings by great artists such as Goya and El Greco, as well as an important collection of tapestries and, especially, for its amazing 9-hectare gardens.
Where to eat in Cudillero
Although Cudillero is famous, above all, for its landscape, it does not fall short in the field of its gastronomy. The town has a wide range of restaurants and very interesting gastronomic proposals.
La Gijonesa bar is the place best valued by customers on Tripadvisor. It is located at number 3 of the Plaza de la Marina (the nerve center of the gastronomic activity of the town and one of its most beautiful places). Of course, more than to sit down to eat, it is perfect for an aperitif or snack. And it is that they do not cook but they serve the products that they have in store: such as cheeses, preserves, fabada… Of the highest quality.
After eating and, since you are in the Plaza de la Marina, do not miss the opportunity to climb the stairs that lead the Baluarte viewpointlocated just behind the Church of San Pedro, built in the mid-16th century and another of the places to visit in Cudillero.
However, in a fishing village, you can not miss the seafood. For this, the favorite of travelers is the El Remo cider house, located at number nine on Calle Fuente de Abajo. Typical Asturian cuisine with top quality products where you can enjoy a spectacular meal. Highlight his bowl of monkfish and scallops. Important to book or go early in high season.
who want to eat a good chap, on the other hand, can’t miss Casa Mari, at number 2 Calle Riofrío. A cider house with excellent staff attention, very generous portions and excellent quality. Like the relationship of this with the price.
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