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Tazones (Villaviciosa)
Contact Address
Oficina de Turismo - Casa de los Hevia, C/ Agua 29, 33300
985 891 759
Email Website
Further information:


    • Old Quarter of Tazones.
    • Tazones Lighthouse.
    • Villaviciosa Estuary Nature Reserve and Interpretation Centre.
    • Jet Stone Hiking Trail.

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

    • Tazones Harbour
      The Quay
    • 985 897 005
    • Ch16
    • 43º32"43.91""N, 5º23"51.17""W
    • Number of permanent berths: 7
    • Maximum length: 20 m
    • Fuel: Diesel/Unleaded
    • Depth of entrance channel: 2 m
    • Depth at quay: Changes every 6 hours
Tazones, which captivated Charles V

This charming small port located in the vicinity of the estuary of Villaviciosa was the first place that the Emperor Charles V came across in his first trip to the Peninsula, in September 1517. It is the only Asturian port with an imperial character, part of the imperial routes of Charles V in Europe.

This historic event has forever marked the life of this fishing village. Now it is recreated by the residents of the area every August, an occasion that has been declared to be of Tourist Interest. Tazones has also a long whaling tradition and both national and foreign vessels docked there.

Many chronicles and commentaries on that chapter have been written in these five centuries, exactly, that were celebrated in 2017. All agree in indicating how surprised and captivated the emperor was with those people and with that dreamlike landscape.

The catches that arrive at the port of Tazones are auctioned in its market. It will be easy for you to to try exquisite fish and seafood in the restaurants and cider houses scattered throughout the picturesque streets in both the San Miguel and San Roque neighbourhoods, declared to be Historic-Artistic Sites.
At low tide, you can look for dinosaur footprints on its coast, and also get close to the lighthouse area, one of the most well preserved of the Asturian coast.

Tazones today remains that hidden and friendly village that captivated the heart of a young emperor.  Its neighbourhoods of old fishermen's cottages, colourful and with sea aromas, its corners unique as that of the Casa de las Conchas house, its lively restaurants and terraces that offer exquisite delicacies from the Cantabrian, and its lively atmosphere, make this fishing village a unique place you always want to return to.  It is ideal for a fishing day out.