Muros de Nalon is the second smallest council of Asturias by extension, a beautiful corner of northern Spain with a strong tourist accent and located next to Pravia and Soto del Barco. From its Mirador del Espíritu Santo you can contemplate an impressive panoramic view of the Asturian coast and walking through its streets you can easily make out the history of the place, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
It is the ideal place to make a short stop on the way to Santiago de Compostela and enjoy the authenticity of an Asturian sea area with idyllic landscapes, interesting festivities and an exquisite culinary offer.
A little history
Thanks to the exploitation of its gold mines Muros de Nalon had a strong Romanization, this can be seen today in the town hall square of Muros where there are the remains of a building that is attributed to the Roman period.
In the Middle Ages the Church of Santa Maria was built and its central square was enabled, this was what gave rise to the current town of Muros. There are different traces of this period, as well as several architectural legacies of the Marquises of Valdecarzana who took over a large part of the area from the 18th century onwards.
The 19th century produced definitive changes in the history of Muros de Narón. First of all, the town was sacked by the French troops during the War of Independence, then the preserve of the house of Valdecarzana was destroyed in 1827. In more recent history there is a discreet passage through the Civil War and a subsequent industrial progress that would benefit the economy and lifestyle of the place.