La Caridad Camino del Norte

Information about The Charity

The village of La Caridad is a charming place that stands out for its perfect preservation and is located 130 km from Oviedo. It is said that the name of this village comes from the charity shown by the villagers to the pilgrims, a great indication of the simplicity of its people. In this location you will find an excellent mix of sea and mountains to the delight of nature lovers.

One of the main attractions of this village is the beach of Permenande, which also has a recreational area with a pilgrims’ hostel. On the other hand, its architecture is most striking, as it presents ancient and Indian constructions, and the culture of Asturias is also present in its streets.

What to see and do in The Charity

The old town hall

The old town hall is one of the monuments worth visiting in the town of La Caridad and that few tourists miss during their stay. This building has a coat of arms with a legend commemorating its independence from Castropol in the 16th century.

In this historical moment the capital passed from El Franco to La Caridad (at that time known as San Miguel de Mohíces), an act that took place in 1852. It is interesting to see this construction as a heritage of the historical past of the town and its evolution.

The port of Viavélez

This small port is located next to the mouth of the river Salgueiro and is another place of great interest when passing through the town. Its activity is not of primary importance to the town at this time, as it is more closely related to its historical past.

In the mid-nineteenth century the port of Viavélez was an important center of construction specializing in ships, in him sailboats and whaling boats were built. This is a nice reminder of the past, as today the town is known for its tranquillity and beauty rather than its maritime activity.