Located on the banks of the Cubia River, near the place where this river meets the Nalón, Grau/Grado is a thriving town, closely linked to commercial activities since ancient times, and its markets are still benchmarks today.
A town with a long history, first known as Pramaro and already from the 12th century with its current name, Grau/Grado was one of the most thriving centers of medieval Asturias, dating its town letter from 1256. In the Modern Age it maintained the importance of its fairs and markets and since the 19th century it experienced an important boom linked to its strategic location on the communication route between Oviedo and Galicia in the interior of western Asturias.
Degree preserves remains of its wall, from the late 13th century, and some testimonies of the medieval parcel and of the alignment of the intramural streets. A rich set of heritage assets give the town of Grau/Grado a notable degree of interest from the heritage point of view, highlighting the Valdecarzana palace and its chapel of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, as well as different mansions and villas built in the 19th century. and XX by Indians enriched in America.
Grau/Grado had a pilgrims’ hospital (dedicated to Nuestra Señora de las Candelas), mentioned for the first time in documents from the 16th century, although it was probably from a previous foundation.


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