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Llanes

By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

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Llanes is a wonderful town located at the eastern tip of the principality, bordered by Cangas de Onís, Cabrales, and Ribadesella. With the Cantabrian Sea to one side and a backdrop formed by the Picos de Europa and the amazing valleys of the Sierra de Cuera, this town is in a perfect location, surrounded by everything you might wish to explore further: nature, beaches, mountains, tradition, culture, cuisine, and all kinds of services, leisure activities, and sports. The only drawback is the urbanisation of the coastline, which has increased in recent years in order to meet the demands of tourism, especially in the summer months. Llanes does nevertheless retain much of its original features and appeal. A few places worth visiting: the Paleolithic remains in the caves of the surrounding area (Balmori, Arnero, La Mina, etc.), the little period mansions like those of the Count De La Vega Del Sella or the Dukes of Estrada, and the Episcopal heritage and monuments. However, what really gives this little town its character are the districts and architectural structures that date back to other eras. As far as the coastline is concerned, there are some splendid beaches, like the one at Las Cuevas del Mar (where the formation of the rocks is amazing), the fishing port, the urban coastline, and the dizzying heights of the cliffs typical to the region.

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