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Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer another view from another pov, from the upper part of the interesting village of Cudillero. I hope you like it, then some letters about the villa.

Cudillero (in Asturian Cuideiru) is a council, parish and locality of the autonomous community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. It limits to the west with Valdés, to the south with Rooms and Pravia and to the east with Walls of Nalón and Pravia again. The council has a population of 5248 inhabitants (INE 2016), its main centers are: the town of Cudillero (Cuideiru in Asturian), which is its capital, Villademar (Villamar), La Atalaya (La Telaya) and Aroncés.

Relevant fishing port during the summer months is an important tourist attraction. Among its most outstanding monuments are the Quinta de Selgas, a luxurious 19th century palace with large gardens and paintings by Goya.

The first data are found in the Middle Ages, in relation to the present lands of Cudillero. At the border of two powerful ecclesiastical entities, Oviedo and Pravia is where a small fishing port that today is the capital city.

It will be in the thirteenth century, when a period of transformations in this sector began. It is at this time when the village of Pravia is founded and from then on all lands of the current Cudillero will be integrated in Pravia. The first news related to the existence of the locality of Cudillero is the one that refers to a donation to the tinetense monastery in 1285. The whole population was dedicated in the fishing and all this development had to be mediated by the powerful family of Omaña, who exercised their power in the region at this time.
In the fifteenth century, Cudillero was already consolidated as a fishing port and requested the concession of the salt cellar that was monopolized the Pravana capital. The concession is never made.

In the Modern Age, Cudillero is already consolidated, being the fishing center Asturian and appear a series of buildings like the church of San Pedro built by its inhabitants. A dock is also built in the port and the castle of San Juan to defend itself against the English incursions.

In the eighteenth century, local people offered 1,000 doubloons for segregating themselves from the jurisdiction of the Pravia council as they could not name their offices, but this would not come until 100 years later. At this time there was only a preserve in this territory that belonged to a member of the powerful Omaña family.

In the XIX, the desired municipal autonomy of Cudillero arrives, partly due to the importance of the fishing port and the need to extend the port, something that would not arrive until century XX.
In the XX, was awarded the construction of a new port, the works were in different phases and finished in the eighty. Also remodeling the road to Galicia.
Source: Wikipedia.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/3200 sec
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2013-06-29 11:37
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