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La Franca beach
It is part of the Eastern Coast Protected Landscape
Located at the mouth of the Cabra River, it is the coastal limit between Llanes and Ribadedeva. La Franca is a triangular-shaped beach, with white sand, moderate waves and a semi-urban environment that has all the services. At low tide it connects with other coves such as El Oso, El Viveru and Regorgueru. Access is easy.
In the center of the sand is the islet of El Castrón, a habitual refuge for seagulls.
It is a building very rich in decorative details that includes various local and foreign influences, such as neo-Mudejar elements. It is profusely decorated, highlighting the ceramic bands with sunflower flowers. It has balconies and iron railings, alternating in the walls the ashlar rigging in the lower part and the bricks in the upper part, all of great originality. It is conceived as an oriental palace, although with an organic approach, the building is articulated under the idea that it is something alive in which each of its parts must be oriented towards a specific place, depending on its use. This building was aesthetically designed to be mimicked by the surrounding vegetation, which is appreciable by the choice of green as the predominant colors among the rich ornamentation of the building. Each facade is different from the others, contributing to give a formal heterogeneity that surprises and, at times, dislocates the observer. In short, the particular idiosyncrasy of this monument makes it an authentic architectural and ornamental whim.
El Soplao cave
El Soplao cave is located in the heart of the Sierra de Arnero. A privileged location and natural viewpoint that allows us to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Picos de Europa, the Nansa Valley and even the coast of the Cantabrian Sea.
Stalactites, stalagmites, flows, columns and a myriad of shapes that may well resemble an authentic underground cathedral. Some dare to call it the Sistine Chapel of caving.
It is unique, the most important feature that differentiates it from the others is its curious geological formation of eccentric formations; Those that grow in all directions, in it we find an unusual concentration of eccentrics and exceptional purity.
The Neocueva presents Altamira as it was between 35,000 and 13,000 years ago when it was inhabited by different groups of hunter-gatherers. The Neocave is a rigorous three-dimensional reproduction, based on scientific knowledge and the study of techniques and materials used in prehistoric times. The visit to the Neocueva allows us to know the Altamira cave, as well as the habitat of its inhabitants and the beauty of the rock art that they made there.
The remains of the daily life of its inhabitants are found in the spacious hall, where abundant remains of fauna, shells, charcoals and utensils made of flint, horn or bone accumulated, as well as remains of colorants and movable art objects.
El Pindal cave
El Pindal Cave can become an unforgettable experience for those who visit eastern Asturias. Not only because of the cultural interest that the cave arouses, but because of the landscape level of the environment where the Cavity is located.
It is located in the Ribadedeva Council, the easternmost of Asturias. In a privileged landscape setting on the cliffs of San Emeterio. Space, which has been part of the Regional Network of Protected Natural Spaces since 1994. Its entrance opens to the eastern cliff of Cabo San Emeterio, from where on clear days the extensive coastline that lines up to the city of Santander can be seen. Although it is possible to explain that at the time the paintings were made, the sea was located a few kilometers from where the Cave is located, due to the consequences of the last great ice age.
Municipality of Llanes
The town of Llanes (East of Asturias), monumental and seaworthy, has a large number of places of interest.
The smell of the sea and its breeze welcome us when we enter the town and remind us that we step on a port, once a whaler and always very fishing.
Its old town, declared a Historic-Artistic Site, stands out; its medieval flavor overflows from the moment you glimpse the Torreón and its Walls (S. XIII), until one enters the cobbled streets and its squares to stroll next to the Romanesque-Gothic Basilica of Sta. Mª del Conceyu and next to the palaces and large houses that surround it.
Fuente Dé cable car
It shows us the beauty and immensity of the Picos de Europa and the surroundings of Cantabria from a unique point of view, the heights, it allows us to analyze the wonders of this Cantabrian landscape from a bird's eye view and in detail.
It is like a journey between two worlds, between civilization and the wild mountain. It is very typical to find ourselves in Fuente Dé with fog, other times with a roof of thick clouds or even drizzling, we go up to the cabin and it goes into some clouds, for a few moments we see absolutely nothing, it is as if we were traveling between two worlds and suddenly a radiant sun and a sea of clouds below us. An authentic spectacle of nature difficult to admire in another environment.
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