Laredo (Spanish pronunciation: [laˈɾeðo]) is a town in the autonomous community of Cantabria. According to the 2008 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 12,648 inhabitants. In addition to Laredo, the municipality includes the villages of La Arenosa, El Callejo, Las Cárcobas, Las Casillas, La Pesquera, Tarrueza and Villante. Except from the last two, the other villages had been physically integrated into Laredo. Located between the cities of Santander and Bilbao, Laredo is known in the region and nationally for "La Salvé", its 5 km long beach (7 km at high tide) and for the historic part of town dating back to Roman times. Its festivities in August are also well known due to the main event that occurs every year on the last Friday of August, known as la batalla de flores (the battle of the flowers), during which large floats entirely covered with flowers and petals are paraded along the central streets. In Laredo (and many other cities in Spain) it is tradition for a group of men to parade a giant sardine through town at the end of carnival. At the end of this ritual, called Entierro de la Sardina ("burial of the sardine"), the sardine is burned on the beach after a fireworks display. Wikipedia
This is a comprehensive travel guide for Laredo in Spain. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Laredo like a local. The nearest major city to Laredo is San Sebastian. Attractions in San Sebastian include La Concha Beach, Parte Vieja, Mount Igueldo , The Funicular And The Amusement Park. Also, to reach Laredo, you'll have to take a flight to San Sebastian; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Laredo are of 1-2 days.
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