Candás and its attractions

Candás is the most populated parish in the municipality of Carreño, Asturias, Spain.

It is located in one of the northernmost points of the Iberian Peninsula, 13 kilometers from Cabo de Peñas. It is perfectly communicated with Gijón and Avilés, cities from which it is separated by 13 kilometers from the first and 17 from the second, as well as from Oviedo, which is 30 kilometers away.

The city is a popular part of the Costa Verde of the Atlantic resorts of Spain.

Main attractions

Church of San Félix- Camarín de El Cristo

Old factories of Conservas Ortiz y Albo

Town Hall

Anton Museum

Les Conserveres Park

Conservation Museum

La Formiga viewpoint

Santarúa Fountain

Sculpture Park of San Antonio

Lighthouse and hermitage of San Antonio

Paseo de San Antonio



Hermitage of San Roque

Municipal library

House of the Priest

Sculpture “La marinera” (port)


Local festivals are the Sardine Festival (San Félix), which is celebrated on August 1, and Christ on September 14. Also noteworthy for its great public success is the Festival de Bandes de Gaites “Villa de Candás” (declared of Regional Tourist Interest) a free festival organized by the Banda Gaites Candás, which has been held in July since 1997.

Also noteworthy are the traditional pilgrimages of San Antonio (June 13) and San Roque (August 16).


Candás beach is a very small beach dotted with stones, and with a promenade above it. Infrastructures such as showers and foot washers are available.

La Palmera Beach – nice sandy cove. Accessible for everyone, this bustling, urban beach features a promenade, swimming & sunbathing.

Rebolleres beach – small, hidden cove with rocks & some golden sand, accessed by a steep wooden steps.

How to get to?

From Oviedo 34 min (35.4 km) via A-66

From Madrid 4 hr 43 min (480 km) via A-6

Main information

Area: 2 km² (municipality)

Coordinates: 43°35′21″N 5°45′56″W

Population: 7320

Languages: Spanish, Asturian

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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