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Top Choice Asturian in Avilés

Real Balneario de Salinas

Serious food lovers: head to the seaside suburb of Real Balneario de Salinas, 5.5km northwest of central Avilés. Opened as a beachside bathing centre by King Alfonso XIII in 1916, today it’s a top seafood restaurant…
Archaeological Site in Luarca & Around

Castro de Coaña

The small town of Coaña lies 4km inland from the port of Navia, 19km west of Luarca. Two kilometres south, the hillside Castro de Coaña is one of northern Spain’s best-preserved Celtic settlements, dating back to th…
Chapel in Luarca & Around

Ermita de la Regalina

Spectacularly positioned on a grassy headland fringed by jagged cliffs, sandy beaches and crashing seas, this delicate little blue-and-white chapel 16km east of Luarca is absolutely worth finding for the sensational…
Beach in Cudillero

Playa del Silencio

This is one of Spain’s most beautiful beaches: a long, silver-sandy cove backed by a natural rock amphitheatre. It isn’t particularly good for swimming due to underwater rocks, but it’s a stunning spot for a stroll …
Seafood in Cudillero

El Faro

Though it doesn’t enjoy sea views, this smart, attractive eatery is tucked one street back from the port. Stone, timber, colourful artwork and cool cream decor create a welcoming atmosphere for digging into fish of …
Seafood in Luarca & Around

El Barómetro

Ask Luarca locals to recommend the best seafood in town, and they'll point you to this portside eatery with its vintage barometer embedded in the wall out front. Specialities include arroz con bogavante (rice with f…
Area in Luarca & Around

Cabo Busto

Twelve kilometres east of Luarca, wind-lashed Cabo Busto gives you an idea of the Asturian coast’s wildness as waves crash onto its rocky cliffs below a 19th-century lighthouse. The coastal views are fantastic.To ge…
Viewpoint in Luarca & Around

Mirador de la Atalaya

Find your way up to Luarca’s Atalaya lookout, with its small church, surprisingly elaborate cemetery and dramatic coastal vistas, above the port’s northeastern end. Luarca’s mariners’ guild met for centuries at the …
Cultural Centre in Avilés

Centro Cultural Internacional Oscar Niemeyer

This multifaceted international cultural centre, founded in 2011 on once-industrial land just east across the river from the city centre, was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer as a gift to Asturias, and…
Seafood in Luarca & Around

Restaurante Sport

This reliable seafood restaur­ant facing the river a few steps back from the harbour has been delighting customers with its daily changing menu of local fish and shellfish since the 1950s. Choose from tasty tapas or…