Luarca, on the Asturian coast in northern Spain, is a small fishing town of white houses and glass fronted 19th Century buildings, which wind their way up a steep valley, along a meandering river. There are fantastic seafood restaurants throughout the town, but those located around the harbour provide great views out across the fishing boats to the rugged coast beyond. August is the best time to visit when the weather is at its best and the summer festivals such as San Timoteo (St Timothy) are in full swing - sardines are handed out to visitors, freshly barbequed by fishermen, parades, fireworks and cider drinking go on into the early hours - a truly typical Asturian experience.
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A new and exciting arts complex, just arriving and walking around is like immersing yourself within a wonderful sculpture. The new programme of theatre includes Kevin Spacey's Richard III and a wide range of cinema and exhibitions. But do wear sun glasses, even on a cloudy day!
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