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El Franco
Territory (Parque Histórico del Navia)
Contact Address
C/ As Quintas. Aula Etnográfica A Bodega As Quintas. 33750 La Caridad
Phone
985 637 233 / 985 478 601
    • Fishing Town of Viavélez.
    • Forge Museum.
    • Coastal path.
    • "Covas de Andía" (Andina Caves)
  • Via the A-8 dual carriageway and the N-634

  • Population: 3,946 inhabitants

    Area: 78.04 km2

The romanticism of Viavélez and the literary genius of Corín Tellado, sandy and pebbled beaches and cliffs, the sea flavour of its cuisine, the architecture of La Caridad and the Forge Museum make up a mosaic of unique emotions. That's El Franco.

It both overlooks and "lives" the sea, hence one of its most historic enclaves, the town and port of Viavélez, retains all the maritime flavour of the Bay of Biscay fishing harbours of bygone days. Strolling around the streets of Viavélez is a continuous discovery that leads to absolute bliss: the contemplation of the infinite ocean from privileged scenic balconies. Viavélez exudes romance, just like its "Favoured Daughter", the great universal master of the romance novel, Corin Tellado.

And that romanticism is spread throughout the borough, a territory where the coastal path, the Way of St James, the Forge Museum and the streets and architecture of its capital, La Caridad, complete a palette of emotions, feelings and unique experiences in this "slice" of the western Asturian coastline dotted with stunning beaches.

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