Salas Camino Primitivo

Information about Salas

Gateway to the West and Jacobean Route, Salas is one of the best preserved medieval villages in Asturias and sweetens visitors with the famous ‘Carajitos del Profesor’. It stands out for its medieval fortresses, its palatial houses and its Indian architecture that impresses the pilgrims who come to the town on the Primitive Way.

A place where you can still breathe the air of that time that gave birth to characters such as Fernando de Valdés de Salas, inquisitor and founder of the University of Oviedo.

What to see and do in Salas

Valdés Salas Palace

A semicircular arch with the heraldic coats of arms of the Valdés Salas family connects the Torre de la Villa with the palace. It was built at the end of the 16th century using the masonry technique. It is a sturdy, sober palace, in keeping with the civil architecture of the time. The main façade consists of two floors guarded by two towers. Through the main door is the central courtyard and the Chapel of Nuestra Señora de la Calle. Fernando de Valdés Salas, Major Inquisitor of Spain, founder of the University of Oviedo and Archbishop of Seville, lived here. Nowadays the Palacio Valdés de Salas is a hotel.