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Territory (Cabo Peñas)
Contact Address
C/ Braulio Busto, 2. 33430 Candás
985 884 888
    • Canning Museum.
    • San Pablo and Los Llanos Burial Mounds.
    • Antón Museum.
    • Piñeres-San Antonio Route.
  • Via the AS-110 and AS-118

  • Population: 10,967 inhabitants

    Area: 66.7 km2

A borough capital which is home to Olympic medal-winners, canning and maritime tradition, devotion to its statue of Christ, a source of inspiration for Clarín, painting, sculpture, colourful paneras (raised granaries-cum-storehouses), beaches and scenic balconies, sardines, great cuisine... an entire universe called Carreño.

The words of the well-known song in these climes that say 'Gazing at the sea, I dreamed' seems inspired by Carreño, which constantly gazes upon and breathes in the sea. Land of ocean-going sailors, which served as a source of inspiration for Clarín himself in his masterpiece, "La Regenta", it relives its past and present in deeds and places, in festivities and celebrations. Lovers of good food cannot miss out on the sardine festival or its Michelin-star cuisine, while those who wish to join in the traditions have to participate in its Holy Week or Festivity of the Christ Statue, one of the most venerated by pilgrims in all Asturias.

But Carreño is much more... it is as rural as they come and shows off like no other borough in Asturias its bright, colourful raised granaries-cum-storehouses called paneras, its medieval towers like the Prendes Tower, its many beaches and scenic balconies, and its canning tradition, which has its own Canning Museum in the borough capital, Candás, Here the town's artistic vocation can be experienced in its outdoor museum of maritime paintings and at the Antón Museum of Sculpture. And last but not least, Candás is home to Olympic medal-winners, where sports like canoeing constitute a religion that has raised Asturian and Spanish sports to the summit of sporting history.

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