Cudillero is a pretty coastal fishing village in the Principality of Asturias along the north coast of Spain. We visited on a 12-day road trip that took us from A Coruña to Donostia-San Sebastian.
Much of the town is built in an amphitheater like shape from a hillside, around the Plaza de la Marina and down to the small harbor. The many colored buildings make it look like a postcard picture.
Legend has it that Cudillero was founded by the Vikings, and its peculiar Nordic-influenced dialect called Pixueto may support this theory.
Fishing and tourism are the towns main economic activity, but it doesn’t have the feel of a tourist trap like many other coastal villages.
Cudillero has several walks that lead up the hill behind the village, and these provide great views down to the colorful village.
Keep walking along Via Cimadevilla Mirador de la Atalaya for more views of the village and the harbor, then to the lighthouse, Faro de Cudillero.
On the way in or from Cudillero you can visit Palacio de los Selgas in El Pito. It was built between 1880 and 1895 and houses paintings by great masters such as Goya, El Greco, Luca Giordano, Corrado Giaquinto and Vicente Carducho.
At the start of 2019 we did a two-month road trip around Spain which included a stop in Cudillero. Read about our roadie here – How to see Fabulous Spain: Ideas for a Road Trip.