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Mini 3 San Vicente de la Barquera in Spain: Cinematic Enchantment from the Air and the Ground


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Dec 15, 2021

San Vicente de la Barquera in Spain, is a charming and picturesque seaside town located on the western coast of Cantabria, in northern Spain. It is known for its beautiful scenery, picturesque harbour and traditional architecture.
The town lies on a bay that bears its name, and its skyline is dominated by the church of Santa María de los Ángeles, built on a hill that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. San Vicente de la Barquera is also famous for its medieval castle, which stands at the entrance to the harbour.
The natural environment around San Vicente de la Barquera is spectacular, with sandy beaches, dunes and green areas. It is also a popular destination for surfers due to the good conditions it offers for this sport. The local gastronomy is also outstanding, with a wide range of fresh seafood and typical dishes from the region.
1. Landscape and Natural Environment:
San Vicente de la Barquera sits in a scenic bay overlooking the Cantabrian Sea. The Picos de Europa mountains serve as a backdrop, creating an impressive visual spectacle.
The coastline of San Vicente has golden sandy beaches, such as Playa de Merón and Playa de la Maza, offering relaxing spaces to enjoy the sun and sea.
Coastal dunes and extensive green areas surround the town, providing a natural environment that invites for quiet walks and outdoor activities.
2. Architecture and Heritage:
The church of Santa Maria de los Angeles, built in the 13th century on a hill, dominates the skyline and offers panoramic views of the ocean and the town.
The Castillo del Rey, a medieval fortress located at the entrance to the harbour, is another prominent landmark that traces its origins back to the 13th century and adds a historical touch to the landscape.
3. The Port and Fishing Activity:
The port of San Vicente de la Barquera is a lively mix of fishing boats, yachts and charming restaurants serving delicacies from the sea.
Fishing activity is still an integral part of daily life, and visitors can enjoy the hustle and bustle of fishermen unloading their fresh catch.
4. Gastronomy:
The local cuisine is notable for its focus on fresh seafood. Restaurants offer a variety of dishes, from grilled fish to exquisite seafood.
Regional specialities include "marmita" (a fish and seafood stew) and Asturian cider, which is commonly served in the area.
5. Recreational Activities:
San Vicente de la Barquera is known as a surfing destination, with waves ideal for beginners and more experienced surfers.
Hikers will find numerous routes along the coast and in the surrounding mountains, such as the Ruta Lebaniega which connects with the Camino de Santiago.
6. Festivities and Events:
During local festivities, such as the Fiesta de la Virgen de la Barquera in July, the village comes alive with traditional celebrations, processions and cultural events.
In short, San Vicente de la Barquera is a treasure on the Cantabrian coast, fusing rich history, natural beauty and contemporary vitality into a unique experience for visitors.
Nice video! Well done!
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Excellent work! Lovely locale, lots to see. I like that long bridge @ :55 and again @ 1:10. You captured the reflection quite nicely!
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Nicely done. Beautiful town and it always amazes me what a tiny drone can do!
The advantage of drones under 250grs is clear: they can fly over buildings.

In my case, I have a Mini3, not the pro version, but the normal version. The camera is far from perfect, it has a lot of flaws. From my point of view, the main ones: digital oversharpness and some colours shifts.

With a little editing work, most of these problems can be corrected.

I'm glad you liked the video!
Excellent work! Lovely locale, lots to see. I like that long bridge @ :55 and again @ 1:10. You captured the reflection quite nicely!
The truth is that the village has some very nice postcards / views, so it was easy to get carried away and shoot.
The water was very calm, so the reflections were visible from the ground.

Thanks for watch and commenting!
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