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San Esteban de Pravia
San Esteban de Pravia (Muros de Nalón)
Contact Address
Paseo del Muelle, 33130
985 580 379 - 985 583 030
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    • Old Quarter.
    • Harbour.
    • Scenic Balconies Route.
    • Aguilar Beach.

    Via the A-8 dual carriageway and the N-634 and AS-12

    • San Esteban de Pravia Harbour
    • 985 580 121 / 626 260 813
    • Ch9
    • 43º33"17.80""N, 6º05"03.79""W
    • Number of permanent berths: 82
    • Short-term berths: Yes
    • Fuel: Diesel/Unleaded
    • Depth of entrance channel: 2 m
    • Depth at quay: 3 m
    • Water supply at berth
    • Electricity at berth
    • Showers/WC
    • Sailing club
San Esteban de Pravia, art and coal

San Esteban de Pravia shines its splendid figure on the left bank of the Nalón estuary, a few metres from its mouth in the Cantabrian Sea.
It was the first and only coal area in Spain, during the boom of the sector in the 20th century, providing this mineral for the steel industry.  It will be very easy for you to delve into its history thanks to its restored cranes and the docks of its port, now focused on fishing and sporting activity.

The popular Lookout Route has some spectacular views of the estuary and its surroundings, and it combines historic-industrial elements that will give you a good idea of the splendour of the town in the last century. Follow the fishermen paths "caleyas" (village paths) and railway tracks and observe the heritage of this splendid period.
Due to its impressive natural location, San Esteban has attracted the attention of artists. At the beginning of the 20th century it hosted a remarkable colony among which was the prominent Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío.

But in addition to its artistic vocation, San Esteban has a cosmopolitan feeling; its Indian past manifested in its overseas architecture and in the palm trees of its private gardens.
San Esteban de Pravia is unique, because no other fishing village in Asturias combines its seafaring element with industrial and mining elements.  Loading docks and cranes, still present in its river walk, stand as imposing witnesses of a feverish and industrial past that made San Esteban a great epicentre of the social, cultural and economic life of Asturias. At sunset or at night, the cranes of San Esteban look like metal giants with a striking illumination.

Actually, a stroll through San Esteban will be enough to understand that you have everything at your fingertips: a spectacular estuary, a saltwater pool and the Espiritu Santo Chapel. You reach it after climbing 420 steps. It is the starting point of a route of viewpoints that will leave you speechless and that leads you to the Aguilar beach, a fishing and sports port, very attentive people and a relaxed atmosphere.

San Esteban de Pravia