Cudillero and its colourful houses.
Cudillero is a town that lives from and by the sea throughout the ages. The ancient inhabitants were mostly fishermen. They probably came to these coasts from other towns in the Cantábrico or from seas further away from Northern Europe. It seems that they settled here because of the easy entrance they had from the sea and how sheltered it was.
The traveller who arrives for the first time in Cudillero is surprised because its structure seems impossible. It is certainly impressive to see its houses “hanging over the sea” in a small amphitheatre of a stepped buildings. The Villa is located between three hills that surround it: La Garita, La Llousa and the House of Fire. In fact it is the most emblematic of the municipality. It is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, the setting for films, advertisements and countless reports.
The natives of Cudillero are known as “pixuetos”. Word coming from pix (fish) and the Germanic ending “ueto ó uata” (activity related to fishing, fisherman). The inhabitants speak a dialect called “pixueto” characterized by Breton and Irish words.
In their struggle to maintain their traditional fishing arts and claim their survival, various village associations joined together to participate in a “lipdub” with the song I Will Survive and of which Casa Vieja del Sastre was a part.
Video made in August 2010, by the people of Cudillero with whom I participate in the Megaplayback program of Antena3-TV.
Cudillero is a town of narrow, picturesque and steep streets. Which are full of typicalism, charm and that invite to walk.
Map with routes to walk around Cudillero.
- 1-Red Route: Waiting route.
- 2-Green Route: Walking through the fishing districts.
- 3-Blue route: Walk along the route of the lookouts