Cruise by Santa Ana Castle
Built in 1163 to protect the town of Castro Urdiales from seaborne attacks, Santa Ana Castle has stood firm on the beautiful Northern coast of Spain for centuries, and remains one of the best-preserved fortifications in the Cantabria region.
In the face of attacks, attempted takeovers and captures, including the invasion and capture of Castro Urdiales by Napoleonic troops in 1813, the castle, its bastions and walls remained largely un-damaged, so you can see much of the original structure – including the lighthouse, which was added in the mid-19th century – as you sail by.
Cruises to Cruise by Santa Ana Castle
Discovering cultural highlights of Spain and Portugal • T2225
- Tour to Santiago de Compostela from El Ferrol
- Discover the origins of Flamenco in Seville
- Visit Bilbao’s Guggenheim museum from Getxo
Bank Holiday Break to Spain • T2323
- A five-night cruise to regions of Northern Spain
- Enjoy all the benefits of Fred. Olsen’s ocean cruising
- Walk a pilgrimage route at Santiago de Compostela