Llanes has become a tourist exponent of the Principality. his unusual density of beaches, 30 in 35 coastal kilometers, and its proximity to the Cantabrian mountain make it an ideal place for nature tourism. The sierra del Cuera that surrounds it is the mountainous anteroom of the Picos de Europa. It also conserves a rich artistic heritage, And a rooted popular culture which manifests itself in an endless number of celebrations and own rites, mainly related to the agricultural and fishing tradition.
It limits to the East with the council of Ribadedeva, to the West with the one of Ribadesella. To the north with the Cantabrian Sea and to the South with Cangas de Onís and Cabrales.
How to get there
From Cantabria by A-8 Santander -Unquera and then by the N-634 Unquera - Llanes.
From Galicia by the N-634 Ribadeo - Navia, the A-8 Navia - Canero, N-634 Canero - Avilés and finally taking the A-8 Avilés - Gijón - Llanes.
111 Km. Of Oviedo
100 Km. Of Gijón
140 Km. De Avilés
126 Km. De Mieres
229 Km. De Navia
It keeps traces of the Paleolithic and the famous idol of Peña You. Belongs to the Bronze Age and presents one of the best preserved symbols of the time, with paintings and engravings and a good amount of burial mounds in the environment.
The medieval has left in the capital a defensive enclosure that began to be built as a result of the Carta Puebla granted by Alfonso XII to the town in the first third of the 13th century. In one of the nerve centers of the town, the Plaza de Cristo Rey, "the Basilica" emerges. A gothic church that would take two centuries to rise; It started at 1240 and opened at 1480.
Throughout the council are located dozens of buildings type palace, made according to the pattern of the architecture of indianos. These houses combine regional and exotic materials with extravagance arrived after the overseas emigration. Also worth mentioning are the monasteries of San Antolín de Bedón and San Salvador de Celorio.
The festive events of the council are innumerable. In the capital, Magdalena celebrations the 22 of July; San Roque, the August 16, and The Guide, the 8 of September, all three are declared of tourist interest.
More info Traditional festivities of Llanes
Weekly market: every Friday.
Mercau Astur Medieval: Porrúa, end of August
More info Mercau Astur de Porrúa
Spring Fair, May 11 (Posada de Llanes).
Fair of Santiago, 25 of July (Posada de Llanes).
Jornadas del Tortu, first weekend of April (Poo).
Seafood Days, 17-19 mayo (Llanes).
Sample of Cheeses from the East of Asturias, first Sunday of August (Andrín).
Certamen de la Huerta, third Sunday of August (Posada de Llanes).
Gastronomic Days of Fabada, Les Fabes and Verdinas de Llanes, beginning of November.
More info Gastronomic Days of Fabada, Les Fabes and Verdinas de Llanes.
Tourist Office of Llanes: Alfonso IX. La Torre Building Phone: 985 400 164.
City Council of Llanes: Nemesio Sobrino, s / n. Phone: 985 400 102.
Municipal sports: Avenida de La Talá, s / n.Phone: 985 402 414
More info about Llanes www.e-llanes.com