Photographer's Note

Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer you a nice view of the new part of a beautiful villa on the coast of Cantabria, San Vicente de la Barquera. I hope you like it, then some letters about the villa.

San Vicente de la Barquera is a municipality in the western coastal region of Cantabria (Spain). It borders with the Cantabrian Sea and the municipalities of Valdáliga, Herrerías and Val de San Vicente. Its capital, the town of San Vicente de la Barquera, is closely linked to the sea as all its traditions, customs and most popular fiestas show. Tourism is its main activity due to the great natural and patrimonial beauty of the area. 80% of the municipality belongs to the Natural Park of Oyambre and enjoys a special protection regulated by the autonomous community of Cantabria as a consequence of its extraordinary landscape and ecological value.

There is evidence of human settlement since Prehistory. In particular, remains of the Bronze Age remain, such as the megalithic site of El Barcenal. It is believed that here inhabited cantabrian orgenomescos. Saint Vincent has been identified with the Portus Vereasueca of the Romans.

In the High Middle Ages, this territory was repopulated by Alfonso I in the middle of the eighth century. Then the castle was raised, and around it the village grew. The period of economic boom of San Vicente takes place from 1210. On April 3 of that same year Alfonso VIII of Castile granted to San Vicente de la Barquera privilege of villazgo, granting him the same jurisdiction that to San Sebastián. last of the "Four Villas of the Coast" -Castro Urdiales (1163), Santander (1187), Laredo (1200) and the own San Vicente of the Barquera - to which Alfonso VIII granted fuero, being configured like realengo. boom was possible thanks to maritime trade and fishing rights. From 1330 dated the first norms of the cofradía of sailors. Nevertheless, in the middle of century XV enters decay, by a series of fires and pestes. In the sixteenth century, the future king Carlos I of Spain and V of Germany visited the town when it went of way to the plateau, to be named monarch. On the occasion of his visit a bullfight was prepared. There he became ill and had to spend the night in the convent of San Luis.

San Vicente de la Barquera was part of the Corregimiento of the Four Villas of the Coast of the Sea and capital of the brotherhood of the Four Villas of the Sea. Participated in the Boards of San Miguel Bridge, intervening in the formation of the Ordinances of the province of Cantabria (1779).
It was constituted as constitutional council in 1822. At first, it comprised of the judicial party of Comillas. From 1835 it had own judicial party, but that did not cover the zone of Liébana, something that does happen at the moment.

In April 1973 it was announced that Electra de Viesgo was going to build the Santillán nuclear power plant, with four units and a power of four million kilowatts, whose initial cost was estimated at 80,000 million pesetas. The company acquired 71.6 hectares of land, equivalent to 71 football fields, in a coastal strip covering the municipalities of San Vicente de la Barquera and Val de San Vicente, next to the cove of La Fuente beach ; on the cliffs of Santillán-Boria a ditch was constructed to carry out the preliminary surveys for the construction of the nuclear power plant in this field. It was scheduled to start exporting power in 1982, with a power of 970 megawatts. Finally, due to political and social opposition, both Cantabrian and Asturian, the electrical company left the project on a provisional basis.
Source: Wikipedia.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/4000 sec
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 28 mm
Date Taken: 2013-07-06 10:24
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 504 k

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