Fuenterrabia today much expanded, and is a thriving Spanish seaside holiday destination. We could find no memorials or other reminders of 1813. Nor could we find any bars or café’s which spoke English, an ongoing problem with our complete lack of spoken Spanish!
To explore this area we spent two nights in the very impressive Parador. These are state run hotels, and this one is a converted 10th century Moorish castle. No expense has been spared in the conversion, and we have fond memories of the large dining room with a glass roof so that you can admire the castle walls. There is also a large collection of weapons, cannon and armour which decorate the castle.
This peaceful garden, with the castle behind, was useful for sitting in the evenings and reading up on the next battlefield on the agenda.
At the end of a long promenade is this rocky breakwater. From here there are good views of La
Taken from the castle gardens looking across the river towards France.