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Chapel of La Guía (Llanes)
Llanes (Eastern Asturias)
Caspilla de La Guía
  • Ecclesiastical
A place of veneration and worship of the Virgin Mary every 8th September.

The Chapel of La Guía in Llanes is located on a hill offering beautiful views over the Bay of Biscay and the town of Llanes. A place of veneration and worship for the people of Llanes, the festivities in honour of the Virgin Mary, on 8th September, bring together thousands of people dressed in traditional costumes, who praise her with their traditional dances.

The chapel has its origin in a tile and wood construction dating from 1516. Until a few years ago, it was a private concern, its conservation and maintenance being passed on from family to family in the area, but it was, and still is today, greatly venerated and taken care of by Asturian emigrants.

From the year it was built and over the following centuries, the chapel has undergone continuous reforms until achieving its present appearance. Its two crenelated towers give it the appearance of a small castle.

La Guía is one of the three religious guilds in Llanes, along with San Roque and La Magdalena.

Chapel of La Guía (Llanes)