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Walk Through the Scenic village of Luarca

Luarca, listed as one of the "Pueblos mágicos de España" ("Magical Spanish towns") is a traditional and beautiful fishing village in Asturias, north of Spain. In1270, King Alfonso X El Sabio, gave this town a code of rights being one of them that of to be considered a village. The history of the village has been always connected to the ocean, the whales hunting and the navigation. In this guided virtual tour we´ll start visiting the foundational place of the village and the meeting point for the sailor´s guide (brotherhood) in medieval. Afterwards, we shall see the Chapel of la "Virgen de la Blanca" where there is a gothic statue which has been there since the first half of 16th century had a very interesting story which I´ll be pleased to explain you. Then, we shall walk downtown by the seaside in order to visit the port, the Jewish quarters, two sailor´s neighbourhoods, the "Indian style" magnificent town hall, two baroque palaces and an important set of "Indian" buildings from the end of 19th century and the beginning oh the 20th. The last place I´ll show you it is a modernist mansion and its gardens.

From Luarca
Online Experience
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Spain
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Immerse in the magic of Luarca in this real-time, live-streamed online experience
  • Visit popular places of interest like Chapel of la Virgen de la Blanca, the "Indian Themed" Townhall and Modernist Mansion
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the village
Description

Luarca, listed as one of the "Pueblos mágicos de España" (magical Spanish towns) is a beautiful traditional fishing village in Asturias, north of Spain. In 1270, King Alfonso X El Sabio gave this town a code of rights; one of them being that it was to be considered a village. The history of the village has always been connected to the ocean, whale hunting and navigation.

In this live-streamed, interactive Online tour, we will start from the foundational place of the village and the meeting point for the Sailors Guild in medieval times. Next, we will see the Chapel of la 'Virgen de la Blanca' where a gothic statue has been there since the first half of the 16th century. The statue has an interesting story; your guide will be pleased to explain it to you. 

We will then walk to the downtown by the seaside in order to visit the port, the Jewish quarters, two sailors' neighbourhoods, the magnificent town hall which is built in 'Indian style', two baroque palaces and an important set of Indian buildings which were constructed during the end of 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. We will finish our tour at the Modernist Mansion and its florid gardens.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking to different places; at times the mobile network may be intermittent and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 35 EUR per screen or as a private tour for 110 EUR and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Ernesto

I have been working as a tour leader in Europe for six years, learning from the best local guides that can be found. I hold several degrees in tourism, and nowadays I am pursuing a university degree in History of Art from the university. I also have a proficiency diploma in English given by "Escuela Oficial de Idiomas". I love art, history, travelling, meeting new people and walking with my dog, which I try to do every day, along with working as a licensed local guide in Asturias and Luarca (my hometown).

From USD 42 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.