A small sea town

Tazones maintains the feel of a typical Asturian town, but in this case the town is open to the sea making it one of the most beautiful villages in the area. Everything in the village links to the port. Its economy is based on fishing and most of the 300 people living there thrive on this.

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Its paved streets and low buildings form the village centre, with many roads that cross with other little roads. These little roads allow us to enjoy the beautiful sights of the village. Tazones is very colourful, different from other seaside villages, serving as a great mirror of its own wonderful landscapes. Tazones reflects a romantic sea where the depth of the horizon merges with reality.

Tazones is a colourful little space in the middle of the Asturian cosmos. This town has grown thanks to the improvement of fishing boats and the natural coast being very suitable and safe for fishing. The pictures on its balconies and windows are so bright that they imitate the sunny days even when the weather is bad. From Villaviciosa one takes the road next to an stuary. Going ahead, one can see the beach of Rodiles, famous for its length and beauty. From this point to Tazones one only has to descend by an asphalt road full of tight curves. It often appears that the abundant vegetation could close our path, but in the end nature allows us to continue well. Now, one reaches sea level and discovers by surprise a great cave, open to a blue horizon with a beautiful beach.

The smell of cider, seafood and fish is very common around the main centre. This is fuelled by the presence of a great variety of restaurants which offer many dishes, fried fish being the most popular for tourists. The port of Tazones holds new marine installations that make life easier for the fishermen including big fridges to keep the fish fresh. In the past, Tazones was famous for whale hunting but, nowadays this is completely forbidden.

Tazones dealt in the past with the Royal family, in fact, king Carlos V disembarked in Tazones, and by that time, he was the owner of a great empire and his first trip to Spain dated from September the 19th in 1517. We can imagine that this disembarkment in Tazones was not really important at first. But the main aim of this trip was to take charge of his crown and from Tazones he started his discovery of the Iberian reign.

Currently, this village has been recognised as an Artistic Historical site of the Principado of Asturias. Each year, on August the 17th or the day of «San Roquín», they celebrate and simulate the disembarkment of Carlos V in this village. This perfomance from its beginings has attracted lots of tourists and curious people that are very well informed because newspapers always announce it a few days before the celebration takes place. Together with the performing of the figure of Carlos V, other people are parading with epoch dresses, and also the inhabitants acting as menbers of the crown or servants. This fictitious disembarkment is becoming more and more famous each year because this is also celebrated on August the 15th, 16th, and 17th paying homage to the Saint Roque. The tradition is to take a figure of the Saint in a procession on a boat by the sea, accompanied by the fishermen of this village. Together with this Saint, the Carmen virgin is also taken in procession.

One of the most interesting points to visit in this village is a little house with many shells on its outside walls, showing the strong links between the village of Tazones and the sea.

Here, in Tazones we can also find important deposits of dinosaur’s traces, being one of the most important deposits in all of Europe. This contributes to the popularity of the Asturian Jurassic Coast. Also, the beach of Tazones has many dinosaur traces, including a fossil of the long tail of one of those great monsters. Near to the port of Tazones, we can find an example of a vertical flaw of Jurassic composition.

It is very good idea to visit this vllage of Tazones overall if we want to enjoy our spare time, because there are a lot of interesting places to see. You can also taste the local food and walk along the seaside getting relaxed easily. We can follow the ancient traces of the king Carlos V or follow the traces of those huge monsters that were the dinosaurs. For further information about the Jurassic in Asturias, please visit this website, the Jurassic Museum of Asturias

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