Llanes Travel Guide

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Llanes Highlights

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     Very beautiful place 

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    AsturArcadia says…

     The housing development since the early 1980s is atrocious and unforgivable. 

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     Remember: it's pronouced "Yah-ness." You're welcome. 

Llanes Things to Do

  • The surf!

    Without a doubt the seaside at Llanes is unforgettable! It's beauty will move you and you'll find yourself taking many, many photos of it. We walked along the seawall and marvel led at its beauty. I tried but could not control the powerful envy of those whose homes line this amazing shore. You KNOW you want to see more photos of this amazing coast!...

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  • Basilica de Santa Maria y Plaza de...

    On a very sweet plaza, de Christo Rey, is the basilica de Santa Maria. We walked by it as a group of seniors were exiting it. It's lovely spot to photograph the local architecture and take in the atmosphere.

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  • Around town

    Spent the day just exploring the town centre on foot, just some photos..Visit the tourist office in the tower just off Alfonso IX

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  • Seaside

    Must be a good place for a summer beach holiday, enjoyed a walk by the sea in November ourselves, some serious waves to avoid!

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  • Harbour

    I never did decide how the lock guarding the entrance worked! An ejoyable hour os hoping a boat would arrive or depart, no luck!

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  • Dinner in the old town

    We wandered over to the narrow cobbled streets of the old town in the evenings and had a good choice of bars for a pre-dinner drink plus plenty of restaurants offering very good value 'fixed price menus'. Restaurants here tended to get busy with diners after 9pm or later and for 9euros you got two courses, carafe of local wine, bread, and pudding....

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  • Neigh bours!

    What an interesting range of neighbours you can find in Llanes! Traditional houses, modern flats, new complexes under construction, and right next door?

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  • Indiano's Museum

    A few km from LLanes there is Colombres. There is the Indiano's Museum. In Asturias, we call Indianos the people who go to America: Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela, etc. And when they get old they return as rich people to Asturias and they build that kind of houses.If you go inside you could see a introduction to Indianos history.

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  • Ibarrola's Cube

    These are Ibarrola's Cubes , he is an artis from Vasque Country who Paint the cubes of the port , and it is now a tourist atraction here in LLanes.

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Llanes Restaurants

  • Ladies Lunch in Llanes

    We asked a shopkeeper for a restaurant recommendation and she sent us to El Campanu. Like we did in most restaurants, we asked for El Menu del Dia (the menu of the day). We always found those to be a good deal. We had some amazing chorizo en sidra (chorizo cooked in cider) as an appetizer and then we had paella, some of us had sardines and there...

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  • Snacking

    As we often do, one night was spent moving fom cafe to cafe with a snack in each. Lovely way to spend time."Thumbs up" to - Bar Colon, Uria, Xana and Bitacora all enjoyable.

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  • Good Pizza

    A cold and wet evening in Llanes and this pizza restaurant just up the road, choice made!Part of the Los Molinos hotel.Busy when we arrived, a good sign, and not disappointed with our pizzas, helped down by a tasty rioja. Mrs B very happy with profiteroles afterwards.Comfortable and friendly with reasonable prices, enjoyed.

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Llanes Transportation

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    Fantastic views of the Picos

    by MelanieBee Written Jun 25, 2005

    The drive along the coast from Cantabria to Llanes provides many dramatic and breathtaking vistas of the coast and the mountains.

    This is a view from the town itself, showing the close proximity of the Picos.

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Llanes Local Customs

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    by bonio Written Jan 2, 2009

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    Local favourite drink is a still, dry and strong (around 6%) cider. It's very tasty and easy to drink but be careful it creeps up on you!
    Here's Mrs Bonio enjoying herself.

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Llanes Warnings and Dangers

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    by debtravers Written Oct 4, 2006

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    hopefully so, because unlike in other parts of Spain, not everyone (or maybe not anyone?) speaks any/much english. So unless you like looking like a complete berk, learn the basics before you go! If you can order food and book a room and ask directions you should be ok!

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Llanes Off The Beaten Path

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    Essence of ham.... mmmmm! 4 more images

    by garridogal Updated Feb 21, 2011

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    I love visiting supermarkets while traveling overseas. Since we were renting a house, we had plenty of excuses to visit them in Asturias.

    Anyone who's visited Spain knows how much Spaniards love their jamon (ham). The potato chips, flavored with it, is a new addition since my last visit to this country in 1993.

    And in case you're wondering, we did try them and they were good. I only tried one but I could imagine really getting into them while drinking beer. Oink.

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Llanes Favorites

  • Colorful Homes and beautiful plazas

    All over Asturias homes are painted in beautiful and sometimes questionable colors. I think I loved all the colorful homes we saw, even the lime green ones. I mean... why not???I also loved all the plazas I saw. The colors and the arches.... all so lovely!

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  • Stroll the promenade

    Take a walk on the promenade in Llanes, then have a nice lunch and do some shopping in town. It's just lovely place to relax and take in the ocean; the view is spectacular, even on a bad day. This is a good place for a romantic stroll.

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  • Gorgeous coast line of Llanes

    Llanes has the most wonderful view of the coastline. I have some nice photos, I will try to scan more soon. There is a great view of one side of the city and of the ocean from the promenade. All along the cliffs here grow beautiful wildlflowers such as clove scented stock and daisies.

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