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Territory (Camín Real de la Mesa)
Contact Address
Ctra. General, 1. 33117 Quirós
985 768 160 / 985 768 071
    • Pedroveya, start of the Xanas Route.
    • Bermiego Yew.
    • Rural tourism enclave in Chanuces.
    • El Ḷḷano and its rock climbing school.
  • Via the AS-229

  • Population: 1,309 inhabitants

    Area: 208.79 km2

Livestock, iron, coal, burial mounds and dolmens, Ubiñas-La Mesa Nature Park, churches, chapels, country houses, Relics Trail... you'll find all this and more in Quirós, a mecca for rock climbers and pioneer of rural tourism.

Quirós boasts an intense past and an attractive present. The wealth of its prehistory is evident in the Neolithic mounds and dolmens in Alto La Cobertoria and Prau Llagüezos, the latter known for its Lamb-roasting Feast, a listed Tourist Interest Festivity. History is revealed in its many churches, mansions, its Alba Castle - near Arroxo - and its chapels, like Alba Chapel, offering views of much of the borough, and Trobaniello Chapel, near the Relics Trail. Just as with history, customs and traditional practices can be seen and enjoyed at the Ethnographic Museum.

Quirós, border and pass to the central plateau, has an open, friendly personality and is a haven for outdoor activities, forming an essential part of Las Ubiñas-La Mesa Nature Park. Numerous spots constitute inevitable references for a complete and satisfying journey: Pedroveya , starting point/end of the Xanas Route and of the old Roman road and former royal highway, known as the Camín Real, through Ventana Pass; Bermiego, with its ancient yew; Valdemurio, with its reservoir; Chanuces, with its rural tourism settlement; the Bear's Trail, which ends in Santa Marina; El Ḷḷano, with its rock climbing school; and Bárzana, with its always lively atmosphere.

Quirós has been a pioneer in rural tourism in Spain and is a permanent meeting point for rock climbers from many parts of the world and, if all that is not enough, it is also a veritable "mine" of industrial archaeology. Its subsoil contains rich deposits of iron and coal, and its recent life in the 20th century was strongly linked to geometallurgical activities and industry, without forgetting that it was, and still is, a fertile land with abundant livestock.

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