Luarca North Road

information about luarca

Luarca is the main town in the council of Valdés, in the western part of Asturias. It is a village that has a strong fishing tradition but in recent years has established itself as one of the most visited tourist spots in Asturias. This is largely due to the fact that it has been listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

A little history

Luarca was consolidated as an important fishing port since the Middle Ages. In fact, the town conserves numerous vestiges of that period, in the form of heritage elements, streets and symbolic quarters of the town. Nowadays it is one of the most outstanding tourist attractions in western Asturias.

what to see and do in luarca

White hermitage and cemetery

It is one of the most emblematic places of the village. It is located in one of the overhanging viewpoints that close the village on both sides. The whole is completely white and the cemetery is considered one of the most beautiful in the whole Cantabrian region.

White Hermitage Luarca

Viewpoint of El Chano

Located at the other end that closes the town of Luarca. Here you can enjoy the white and red hermitage of San Roque, as well as enjoy extraordinary views of the village and the other viewpoint.

Viewpoint Chano Luarca

Severo Ochoa’s birthplace

The town of Luarca was the birthplace of Severo Ochoa, Nobel Prize in Medicine. In the town, there is a tourist route through the Luarca of Severo Ochoa.

Luarca Beach

It is a beautiful sandy beach of fine sand and turquoise waters, which is sheltered from strong waves by two breakwaters.

Luarca Beach

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