Here, in the area known as Caldeirón, you have privileged views of the Sisargas Islands. To get there (a half-hour journey) you can rent a private boat, as there is no regular public transport.
The construction of the promenade you are now on began in the 1980’s. Before that, this area, which now has restaurants and bars with outdoor seating and accesses to the Area Maior beach, looked totally different. Despite the changes however, locals and bathers enjoy it just the same now as they did before.
Most of the buildings you see are new, built where the fish salting, pickling, curing and canning factories were. Like La Sisarguesa, which used to be on the beachfront. A careful look will reveal old houses still standing.
Midway down the promenade, on a dune, was Carrillo’s slipway, where boats known as ‘rapetóns of Carrillo’ were built. In this former shipyard, wooden boats and barges were also repaired.
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