Mirador de La Garita-Atalaya


A tangle of narrow, sloping, twisting streets threads up to this battered lookout point perched high above the harbour. Up top, riveting views extend across Cudillero's rooftops, past the boats bobbing in the port and out to the open Atlantic. It's a spectacular spot to watch the sunset.

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6. Ermita de la Regalina

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