Laredo Travel Guide

  • Our plaza
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    Heed the sign!
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Laredo Things to Do

  • Plaza Cachupín y Ayuntamiento

    We stayed on this plaza and really enjoyed looking at and listening to it (ha ha)! It's the center of town and clearly (or audibly) the hub of Laredo. Sitting on a bench during the day or peering from one of our Juliette balconies onto it, it was fascinating to see Laredo life in action. It provides you with a cross-section of its residents who...

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  • Streets of Old Laredo

    I'm so happy that our rental apartment was in Laredo's old section. Its streets are beautiful and wonderful to explore!

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  • Hell's Hill

    Right by our rental apartment there was this delightful street named Cuesta del Infierno, which means "Hell's Hill." We descended on it daily.

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  • Beach, baby!

    Laredo is a beach community. There are miles of it with a lovely walkway that we strolled along on our first night here.

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  • La Salvé Beach

    An inmense sand arrow that separates the Asón stuary (ría de Treto) from the ocean. Now it is an urban beach, as many appartment buildings have been built along the beach promenade, but it is so large, that it still keeps a certain wild appearance.La Salvé is one of the largest beaches in North Spain. It is so large and wide that even in the high...

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  • Church of Our Lady of the Assumption

    One of the most important Gothic churches in Cantabria. It has been continuously modified along the centuries with many renaissance and barroque additions. It stands on the highest point of the old town and made part of the defensive system, hence its fortress-like appearance.

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  • Another gate

    Some of the gates of the town wall have been incorporated into the buildings as the walls lost their defensive function.

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  • Cemetery

    Situated in the backyard of the church, the cemetery has spectacular views over the beach. It is no doubt a good place to retire for eternity.

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  • Puebla Vieja

    The old town is composed of six streets (ruas) that date back to the Middle Ages and that were protected by a wall.

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Laredo Hotels

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  • Hotel Cortijo

    Gonzalez Gallego 3, Laredo, 39770, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Miramar

    Alto de Laredo s/n, Laredo, Cantabria, 39770, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Cosmopol

    Avenida de la Victoria, 27, Laredo, Cantabria, 39770, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Laredo Restaurants

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    by DanielF Written Mar 24, 2003

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    The area around the ría de Treto (Asón stuary) is famous for the quality of the anchovies in olive oil. This industry was first developped by Italian entrepreneurs and has reached the highest standards in Europe. Most of the factories are small and family run and you can find them in Santoña, Laredo and Colindres.

    Favorite Dish: Anchovies are delicious with fresh cheese, with roasted red peppers or with lettuce cores. You can find them in almost every place around Cantabria.

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Laredo Transportation

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    by DanielF Updated Apr 29, 2003

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    Although Laredo does not have an airport or train station, buses between Santander and Bilbao (company turytrans) stop in the town center. For this reason, even if you do not have your own transportation, it is easy to arrive at Laredo.

    view of downtown from bus station.

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Laredo Shopping

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    by garridogal Written Dec 7, 2010

    The Municipal Market of Laredo is in a beautiful and ornate building. Not as large as other markets we saw throughout Spain but stocked with all the requisites.

    Entrance Beautiful building Column detail Guarding the market Chorizo, baby!
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Laredo Off The Beaten Path

  • Casonas

    Laredo's old town is full of "casonas" nobiliary residences with the coats of arms of the family in their facade. This one is known as the Palace of Zarauz, situated in the Cachupín square.

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  • Surrounding hills

    There are a number of routes that you can do in the green hills that surround the town. From these hills, the views of the bay and the old town are breathtaking.

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  • The outskirts of Laredo

    The outskirts of Laredo are full of rural charm. This is a picture of the romanesque church of Saint Martin and its fabolous bell tower with place for seven bells.

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Laredo Favorites

  • Coats of arms

    Laredo acquired a historical significance in the middle ages as an important trade port in the North of Spain, being a prominent member of a liga that grouped the most important sea ports in the Northern coast. Most of the buildings in the puebla vieja date back to the XV and XVI centuries and display the coats of arms of the resident family in...

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  • Drying the linger

    These street scenes can still be seen in the picturesque old town of Laredo, where people do not seem to trust technology very much. Well, I do believe in drying machines, but I admite that clothes dryed by the sun and the sea wind make feel better.

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