About Lláscara

According to the Asturian language dictionary (DALLA) a LLÁSCARA is:

“A stone, not loose, hovering on the floor”

“A flat stone with an even surface”

“Stone easily breaks along parallel planes”

“An area covered in this kind of stone.”


This word has given rise to numerous toponyms throughout the Asturian region, revealing how nature, culture and tradition are closely related.

This name sums up a feeling of love for a territory, and the desire to spread not only the natural heritage, but also the cultural one, including traditions, music, folklore, mythology, gastronomy, agriculture and livestock, and other popular knowledge. All these aspects are always closely related to each other, so LLÁSCARA identifies itself with the concepts of Ecotourism and Rural Development.

LLÁSCARA is a meeting point for all those people who consider that nature and landscape are built and preserved by the peasant culture. Experienced people in management and land planning of their regions, who are in possession of a rich and varied material and material heritage, which, unfortunately, is about to disappear and it is time of making known.

LLÁSCARA aims to enhance the natural and cultural heritage of each territory, as well as contribute to the development and improvement of life conditions in rural areas, because the survival of these regions is a necessary condition to ensure the conservation of nature.

LLÁSCARA defends the dignified development of the Spanish peasant system, taking into account the traditional nature of each area, and promoting measures that diversify the production and its revaluation. In addition, actions that favor the maintenance of rural activities should be developed, since a living rural environment is essential to guarantee the conservation of ecosystems, landscapes and biodiversity.

In addition, LLÁSCARA aims to fight for the implementation of strategies that promote Responsible and Sustainable Tourism that may favor the development of Rural Tourism, but which in turn takes into account the natural and traditional local values. Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism should serve to conserve nature, while generating direct economic benefits in the territories visited.

  • To value, respect and recognize the importance of rural areas and its inhabitants
  • To contribute to the development and improvement of rural areas
  • To promote and discover the most authentic and traditional gastronomic heritage
  • To turn Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism into the main tourism strategy of the territories
  • To support values of care and respect for the natural and cultural heritage
  • To contribute to the development of the population’s sense of social and environmental responsibility, and to the urgent need to focus on the environmental problems to ensure that appropriate measures are taken into account in this regard
  • To promote the consumption of local products in order to generate economic wealth and prosperity in production areas

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