Grado is a land of crossroads. Two of the most important cultural itineraries and communication routes in European history converge and diverge in this council: the Primitive Way of St. James and the Camín Real de la Mesa, an ancient Roman road. Its nature as a crossroads has given the territory and its people an open, cosmopolitan and hospitable character. If to this circumstance we add the fertility of the fertile plains fed by the waters of the Cubia and the Nalón, we obtain as a result not only a top quality market garden but also a commercial culture that translates into an important Sunday market, a very professional local trade, some truly heavenly 'tocinillos' and other 'llambionadas ' of 'moscona' origin.
Grado has a vast rural world with farmhouses, livestock, meadows, tourist accommodation, forests and numerous interesting routes, and its town and capital preserves architectural examples of great importance from the medieval period to the present day, including Indian architecture, of which they have outstanding examples and characters because Indianos and relatives of each other were the two pioneers of the first department store chains in Spain. Grado is an example of restless minds that love culture and its multiple manifestations - sport, art or science, among others, etc. -, and very festive, such as the famous " Flores de Grado"...
Population: 10,746 inhabitants.
Surface area: 221.6 km2
Weekly markets: Wednesdays and Sundays
- A thousand unexpected sensations await you in Grado.
- The historic centre of the town of Grau/Grado (BIC) and its indian architecture.
- Sunday market
- Primitive Way of St. James (from East to West).
- Camín Real de la Mesa (from North to South).