The nucleus of the original settlement of Lastres was in what today is known by the name of the "Neighborhood of the Whale-boats". The only access to the village was a dangerous path over the cliff that today occupies the great perron who goes down to the dock.
Lastres is Llastres in the Asturian language,
Like other coastal villages, Lastres) experienced a great growth thanks to the abundance of fishing in his bay and the apprehension of whales that were going next to his coast. " With the fat and the oil of the whales was lit for many years the lamp of the Cathedral of Oviedo, Valdedios's Convent and the big current lamps that preside the Church of Lastres. "
This epoch of brilliance (XVIth and XVIIth century) explain the construction and greatness of his 'casonas' (typical houses). Between this, you can find the Natal house of the mathematical Agustín de Pedrayes.
Many visitors who dare to lose in the 'Calle Real' (Royal Street) and the innumerable stairs of the village, can meet small squares full of captivation, popular fountains, chapels, all this placed in a popular and unique set.
However this area is becoming more famous as the center of finds from the Jurassic period.
Llastres is in the northeastern zone of the Asturias. Flanked by the sea and the mountain, presents a strong contrast the mountains and the coast, offering a wide natural scene for the enjoyment of visitors.
The communications in Llastres depart from the N-632 road (from Ribadesella to Luarca) that crosses the council from est to west. The best way to approach, is the 'Autopista del Cantábrico A-8' Railcar of the Cantabrian) allows a few excellent communications with the whole center and Asturian east, and places the Capital of the Principality at half an hour.
Declared an Historical Village, Llastres has widely recognized beauty. Its steep streets feature interesting palaces, 'casonas', churches, fountains and chapels of popular character.
The local fish is the most coveted and exquisite of Asturias.
Asturias is well known for its fine hard cider, which makes a great drink while enjoying the spectacular sight on the Cantabrian sea. In summer, the whole population moves to the neighboring locality, Colunga, for nightlife.
Apartments are available for long and short term stays.