The Council of Muros de Nalon is a part of the Bajo Nalon Region formed of Muros del Nalon, Pravia and Soto del Barco and located between the centre and west of Asturias in the estuary of the River Nalon.
This region is a very beautiful, relaxing and offers plenty of activities which makes it very popular amongst tourists.
The main village of Muros del Nalon is the town with the same name and it has a very nice central piazza called “Piazza of the Marquees of Muros”. Throughout the area you can also see the Valdecarzana and Vallehermoso Palace and the House of Altamira as examples of fine Indiano Architecture.
Asturias and Muros del Nalon underwent large scale emigration at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century to America, especially Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela and the US. After the emigrants settled into their new homes and became wealthy they didn’t forget their roots and decided to build these magnificent houses to show off their new status as rich men. This style of very distinctive and characteristic architecture was almost always is accompanied by large ornate gardens of palm trees as a part of their identity. Also, a lot of the “Nouveau Riche” acted as sponsors and helped finance some basic needs in the towns like education, water or drainage.
It is also very important to mention in Muros del Nalon the industrial patrimony of the Port of San Esteban de Pravia which was the first and only coal Port of Spain operating at its peak around at the beginning of the 20th century where they used to transport coal to the steel factories of the Basque Country.
Muros del Nalon has several beaches of note, one of the most beautiful is the sandy beach of The Aguilar which has been awarded with the Blue Flag. Other beaches of the area are The San Esteban/El Espigon Beach, Xilo or Veneiro Beach, Las Llanas Beach and Cazonera/La Atalaya Beach. Also you can enjoy the seawater swimming pool of San Esteban de Pravia.
Muros del Nalon is a part of the «Northern Route» of the «Route of Saint James». There are also other walking routes such as The Coastal Route.
The Gastronomy of this area is based around the classic Asturian fare, with stews, Asturian reared beef, Chicken dishes, plenty of sweet treats and Asturian cheeses but the star of the area is fresh fish and shellfish from the area.
More info: Muros del Nalón Tourist Office
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Images supplied by Tomás Fano, Ayto Muros de Nalon and Turismo Asturias: Miguel Llana.