Llanes is both the name of one of 78 concejos in Asturias, as well as the name of a town in Asturias. I’m going to talk about both, but mostly focus on the town. What I want to mention about the broader district of Llanes is that it has no less than 32 beaches (there is a walking/bike path where you can reach all of them without a car, if you’re so inclined.) And they ALL look like somewhere you’d want to throw down your beach towel down for the summer. You saw my post on Playa de Torimbia, right? That’s just one example of the many beautiful patches of sandy coastline on the Costa Verde.
So not that we’ve got that out of the way, let me take you on a tour of the town:
This is another one of the 32 beaches in Llanes, located right in town. Fine sand? Check. Aquamarine waters? Check! If that sky wouldn’t have been so overcast, I would have made myself right at home.
Here, we have what remains of the medieval wall that once surrounded the town. Some parts of the wall date back to the 1200′s.
Some traditional architecture of the region spotted around town, accompanied by flowers in bloom.
The port, which is just as pretty as can be. See those huge, painted blocks? Those are an art installation by Basque artist Agustín Ibarrolla. He’s known for his outlandish, colorful installations in unlikely places, like El Bosque Pintado (The Painted Forest) which will be coming to the blog soon!
He declared this piece, called “The Cubes of Memory” as his “most powerful work.”
And some other peeks around this pretty, coastal town.
This was my last stop of the trip, and since I was there for just an hour or two, I’d love to go back and really explore! Asturias is a region of Spain that completely charmed me and I can’t wait to go back and see more. Many thanks to Paradores de España and Turismo de Asturias for giving me this wonderful opportunity to see this part of Spain.