Grade Primitive Way

Information about Grado

The small town of Grado is a crossroads of roads, fertile orchards, mining, medieval, palatial and Indian architecture, markets, festivals, sweets, merchants and wonderful and friendly people. Grado will surprise you in every way, not only for the large number of monuments and picturesque houses to visit, but also for the good atmosphere and the warmth of its people.

In this council two important itineraries meet and separate, the Primitive Way and the Camín Real de la Mesa, an old Roman road. And it is that the village for centuries coexisted with the passage of walkers, and perhaps that is precisely why it has become one of the most hospitable places throughout the Asturian community.

The historic centre of Grado is worth a visit, and preserves interesting architectural remains, especially from the 18th and 19th centuries, which also gives a very romantic touch to a stroll through this illustrious town, where every corner transports you to parallel universes.

What to see and do in Grado

Chapel of Sorrows

Perhaps the most emblematic building in the town of Grado is the Chapel of Los Dolores. It is located in what used to be the Palace’s orchard and was built by order of the third Marquis of Valdecarzana as a funerary pantheon. As no traces of burials have been found, it is not known exactly if anyone was ever buried there or not. The general belief is that it never had any burials, but there is the oral testimony of a neighbour of the village, Tito el de la Farmacia, who affirmed that there were until, as a consequence of the Civil War, the