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Eastern Asturias Ethnological Museum
Llanes (Eastern Asturias)
Contact Address
Barrio Llacín, S/N. 33509. Porrúa (Llanes)
985 40 25 47 / 691 42 40 96
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The museum estate and houses are facing Porrúa church, behind the covered skittle alley. The museum is located 4 km from Llanes.

  • June to August and Easter Week:
    Monday to Saturday: 11:00am-1:30pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm
    Sunday and holidays: 12:00pm-2:00pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm

    Rest of the year:
    Tuesday to Thursday: 11:00am-1:30pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11:00am-1:30pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm
    Sunday: 11:00am-2:00pm

    Closed on Monday

    Individual: €2
    Children (5-14):nbsp; €0.70
    Group: €1.30

    Free admission on Tuesday

A reference museum on traditional Asturian history

Opened in 2000, the museum has its origins in the donation of the Llacín houses and estate in 1994 by Teresa Sordo Sordo and Luis Haces Sordo, born in Porrúa but residing in Mexico. The donation led to the creation of the Llacín Cultural Association, which decided to promote, create and manage an ethnographic museum with the aim of providing the donated properties with a cultural and recreational purpose.

The museum buildings are located on a one-hectare estate fitted out as a public park, with a wide variety of fruit trees and woods. Among the trees stands out the enormous avocado tree brought from Mexico and planted there in 1906. The girth of its trunk is now 7.20 metres.

The museum aims not only to be a dynamic cultural centre committed to the exhibition and dissemination of items of historical and ethnographic interest, but also a place devoted to researching and safeguarding the cultural heritage of Asturias.

The houses forming the museum are arranged in two parallel rows joined by a wooden overhead corridor. Inside, visitors can see the typical rooms in a traditional farmworker's house: hall, kitchen, living room, bedroom, stable and cider press, as well as a series of thematic exhibitions on cheese- and buttermaking, the manufacture of tiles and bricks by hand, textile processes, traditional folk costumes, a carpentry shop, tools for cutting wood, washing sinks, farm utensils and a collection of enamelled metal items.

Eastern Asturias Ethnological Museum