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Puerto de Vega
Puerto de Vega (Navia)
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Contact Address
Jardines de Alfonso Iglesias, Avda. de la Dársena, 33710
Phone
985 473 795
Email turismo@ayto-navia.es Website www.naviaturismo.com
Further information:

www.ayto-navia.es

    • Old Quarter.
    • Fishing harbour.
    • El Baluarte Promenade.
    • La Riva Scenic Balcony.
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    Via the A-8 dual carriageway and the N-634

    • Vega Harbour
      33790 Puerto de Vega
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    • Number of permanent berths: 20
    • Short-term berths: No
    • Maximum length: 6 m
    • Fuel: Diesel/Unleaded
    • Depth at quay: 1.5 m
Puerto de Vega, romanticism on the coast

Puerto de Vega embodies romanticism on the western Asturian coast, and for that reason it has been, and is, a powerful source of inspiration for artists.  Its surroundings are of spectacular natural and architectural beauty.  The large Indian style villas, with their gardens, the palace-houses, the typical Asturian mansions and a whole rural, colourful and authentic universe, are scattered around Puerto de Vega.

Its active port offers you a charming sight, a moored fleet of small wooden boats leaving daily for sea, typical fishermen's houses, ancestral mansions, Indian villas and modern buildings.  Numerous symbols and monuments are reminiscent of the greatness of its past and its prominence in important chapters, such as its fortification in 1776, and the death of the enlightened Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos in the Casona Trelles in 1811, after he took refuge from a storm in the town.

So, arriving in this town is always a delight.  The bars and restaurants emanate Cantabrian flavours of fish and seafood.  The atmosphere is calm, and the fleet looks humble in the calm waters, at the foot of the rula (fish auction).

Puerto de Vega has a rich and intense history, which is evident in every park, every monument, every commemorative plaque. Do not forget to visit the fish auction and the "Stories of the Sea" Interpretation Centre (gateway to the tourist region of the Navia Historical Park).  If you want to take in their peasant customs, their fishing and canning industry and their migratory flows, come to the Juan Pérez Villamil Ethnographic Museum.

A walk through the hidden corners of Puerto de Vega will give you an idea of the expertise of Cantabrian fishermen at work, their heroic existence and the plasticity of a port that is hidden and open to the sea at the same time.  You will feel that this town is so special that it is not strange that it has been an Exemplary Asturias Town since 1995.

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Puerto de Vega
GPS:43.565044,-6.645930