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Candás (Carreño)
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Braulio Busto, 2 , 33430. Candás
985 884 888
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    • Harbour and Quay.
    • Seaside promenade.
    • Lighthouse.
    • Antón Museum.

    Via the A-8 dual carriageway and the N-634

    • Candás Harbour
    • 985 870 297 / 696 022 412
    • Ch9
    • 5º45"5""W, 43º35"3""N
    • Number of permanent berths: 200
    • Maximum length: 14 m
    • Fuel: Diesel/Unleaded
    • Depth of entrance channel: 3 m
    • Depth at quay: 3 m
    • Width of entrance channel: 65 m
    • Buoy moorings: 25
    • Water supply at berth
    • Electricity at berth
    • Sailing club
 Candás, with whaling airs

The seafaring village of Candás, capital of the council of Carreño, thrived during the Middle Ages, and during that time it already had a lot of marine and commercial life.
Candás managed to preserve its marked Cantabrian identity over the centuries, which is evident in some of its festivals, such as the Festival de la Sardina, where the whole village dresses in a unique

Asturian marine costume, and where the air is filled with the intense aroma of the thousands of grilled sardines that are eaten over those days, a delicacy prepared in Candás like in few places.  In gastronomy, this village is also well-known for some famous sweets known as marañuelas (typical Asturian sweet biscuit eaten at Easter).
This village is also famous for its historic devotion to the Holy Christ, which is also manifested in a huge festival that takes place in September.

Candás also stands out for its great canning tradition, of which there are still interesting remains, and it also has the privilege of being right next to Perlora, which was the second most important whaling port in the world centuries ago, with its cove and the island of Entrellusa.ç

Because of its unique location, its marine orography, its History and Prehistory, Candás is the typical northern port where whaling airs still live on.
For this reason, a tour of the port, which was once one of the most outstanding on the Cantabrian, is always interesting.  Likewise, the promenade, the lighthouse or the Antón Museum Sculpture

Centre, with works by Antonio Rodríguez García are must-sees.  In addition, there are the Clarín routes, tourist-literary experiences on the work of the renowned writer Leopoldo Alas, "Clarín", and also the ‘The dolphin lawsuit' monument, emblematic of one of the village's most interesting events: in the 17th century, Candás fishermen sued the dolphins and pilot whales that roamed the coast, accusing them of shrinking their catches, and as they did not appear at the trial, a notary embarked and read the sentence, expelling the animals, which curiously disappeared.
Likewise, the exhibition of the canning industry deserves a visit.  And you must not miss the Bagpipe Band festival, in July.