The town of Llanes is a port, sea, fishing, but also a modern town as well as a manor, with the air of both a medieval city and a nineteenth-century city, also dotted with haughty and colorful mansions from the beginning of the XNUMXth century. Quintas and mansions of great architectural value that constitute the Indian legacy of those who one day left their homeland to visit the Americas.
What to see in Llanes in one day?
Within the urban center of Llanes, the Sablón Beach, a charming, clean and protected cove, above which there is a long walk along the cliff.
The unforgettable Walk of San Pedro It is approaching one kilometer of travel. It is a flattened and fertile path from which the reality of the town is discovered, a "plain" between the sea and the mountains.
Beach of El Sablón
This urban beach has dimensions of about 100 meters long and 42 meters wide, at low tide…
The Paseo / Mirador de San Pedro in Llanes
Paseo de San Pedro is one of the nerve centers of the town of Llanes. At least it is for him…
We enter the urban area, we lose the overall perspective but we gain it in details. The narrow streets of the old town, in which proliferates the commercial activity of the villa, they give rise to a capricious circuit loaded with motifs and cobblestones in which a customized architecture is inscribed, of fair proportions and respectful with a pampered urbanism.
We arrived to the laugh, minimal and singular, entering with their boats and their nets in the nerve center of llanisca society. A “menina” from Velazquez dressed in llanisca is waiting for us on the main bridge of the town. From here to the open sea, a walk full of seafaring tradition and aquatic activity awaits us. In the initial stretch, the boats and seagulls await, the reflections of the town that embraces its estuary tightly in a shallow depth.
The Menina of Llanes
Llanes has had a new tourist attraction since spring 2023 that, surely, se ...
Water and land seek more depth a little further north, on the way a modern port, restored and protected by a recent iron breakwater. From these last walls of the fishing village, that wonderful picture of an infinitely green and blue coast that we had already discovered in our first route along the Paseo de San Pedro. And right in this place we already see closely those colors that we guessed from higher. They are the bold colors of the Cubes of Memory, which the Basque painter Ibarrola used to rescue the breakwater from its gray existence and turn it into an immense three-dimensional canvas. If we take a walk along the edge of the sea on the way to the lighthouse, along the San Antón promenade we will reach Puerto Chicu beach. And a little further, on the outskirts of the urban area, about a 500-meter walk away, the famous Toró beach.
The Cubes of Memory
Since the work was inaugurated, at the end of 2001, the Cubes of Memory have already called a…
Puerto Chicu Beach
Although it is an urban beach, The cliffs that surround it allow us to feel in an environment ...
Eastern Beach of Asturias. Toró beach in Llanes is 220 meters long by 40 meters wide…
Wall and architecture of indianos
Our traces of the Middle Ages proliferate in the old town. The walled enclosure began to be built as a result of the Puebla Charter granted by Alfonso XII to the town in the first third of thirteenth century. The north panel and other scattered remains in different peripheries of the historic center are preserved in good condition. In some case, the wall it has been fused with more recent constructions, low but haughty buildings, galleries tanned by saltpeter and fishing soul. At the core of the story we also find the Tower, solid and schematic symbol of the past that today houses the Tourism Office.
The entire historic center can be explored following the so-called Marine Route of the Princess (the route taken by Leonor of Austria in Llanes in 1517).
Princess sea route
Hand in hand with Princess Leonor of Austria we will tour the Llanes of 1517 and thus we will also return to…
The rest of Llanes shows excellent samples of the passing of the centuries to the present day. There are details from practically all eras. There is hardly a false decade. Renaissance buildings, Marine properties such as the Casa de la Ballena, the latter place where the guild of mareantes met and that today has been rehabilitated to make way for a suggestive "Aula del Mar"; baroque palaces and mansions, a Gothic basilica, a handful of chapels, a modernist casino, and an incessant trickle of so-called architecture of Indianos that finds in Llanes its true meaning and the most surprising and numerous samples, with dream gardens and glazed galleries.
But Llanes is not just a town, but a lucky territory which has a dream coastline. The council keeps many natural and ethnographic treasures that we invite you to discover in their entirety. Furthermore, Llanes is one of the capitals par excellence of the best Asturian folklore.
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The traditional festivities of Llanes
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What is the best beach in Llanes?
Choosing a beach among more than 30 that the Llanisco municipality has is a difficult task. We can choose from among all that of Torimbia, for its location, its sunset, its tranquility ... but better you decide
The beaches of Llanes
More than thirty beaches It is the baggage of a sea tired of fighting that searches in docks and estuaries, but…
Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com