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Valdés
Territory (Comarca Vaqueira)
Contact Address
C/ Los Caleros, 11. 33700 Luarca
Phone
985 640 083
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    • Fishing Town of Luarca.
    • Paredes Valley.
    • La Regalina Scenic Balcony, in Cadavedo.
    • Beaches.
  • Via the A-8 dual carriageway and the N-634 and AS-219

  • Population: 13,241 inhabitants

    Area: 353.52 km2

Sea, River and Mountains form the borough of Valdés. Its capital is Luarca, known as the "White Town of the Green Coast". Natural beauty, giant squid, legends such as that of the "Kissing Bridge" and Modernist and colonial Indiano architecture, a land of wise men who marked a milestone in the history of human knowledge. Beautiful, wise, enigmatic and vast... That's Valdés.

The historical background of the borough of Valdés - the fourth largest municipality in ​​Asturias - is deeply linked to life and its evolution. It is no coincidence that this territory is home to the Life Park , where cephalopods of extraordinary dimensions can be seen, creatures that are unique in the world and which appear in this area of the Bay of Biscay. Nor was it happenstance that the only Spaniard to win the Nobel Prize for Medicine, Severo Ochoa, was born here, his synthesizing cellular DNA in the laboratory having been key to the whole development of modern biomedicine.

Both locals and visitors alike enjoy the good life here, delighting in the town's many spots of natural beauty: the numerous coves and beaches, the Esva River Gorges Protected Landscape and Barayo Beach Nature Reserve, La Regalina Scenic Balcony in Cadavedo, the impressive cliffs and panoramic views from Cape Busto, Paredes Valley (2001 Prince of Asturias Exemplary Town Award), Brieves, with its stone arches, elements of great ethnographic value, linking the raised granaries-cum-storehouses called hórreos to their houses, etc.

The picturesque, beautiful and historic seaside borough capital, Luarca, is known as the "White Town of the Green Coast". Luarca boasts many charming spots: its seven bridges, fishing port, scenic balconies, the neighbourhood of Villar with examples of colonial Indiano architecture, the old fishermen's quarters called "El Cambaral" and "La Pescadería", the emblematic chapel on La Atalaya vantage point, the lighthouse, the Mariners and Sailors Guild Table and the graveyard, considered one of the most beautiful in Spain due to its location overlooking the sea.

It also has, of course, plenty of restaurants and cider taverns to savour exquisite Bay of Biscay seafood. A territory with a feeling for culture, knowledge and history - such as that of the medieval tower in Villademoros... That's Valdés.

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