Indians were emigrants who went to America to try their luck, mainly in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and, once rich, they returned to their place of origin and built very colorful houses with a peculiar style that reminds his place of emigration.
In Cadavedo, the majority of Indians made their fortune in Cuba, specifically, in Havana and in Cienfuegos. The houses are made by the best architects of the time and all have some tropical element like a palm tree in the garden.
There are five houses of Indian architecture in Cadavedo:
Casa de Juan García Avello, also known as El Chalet de Juan de Cantón. It conserves good part of its original characteristics, among them the slate dome. In the old times, the interior was designed by a decorator expressly brought from Paris, as well as furniture, fabrics, etc ...
House of Sabino Avello García. Much more sober style than the previous one, its granite masonry stands out.
Villa Hilda. Built as Villa Balbina by its first owner Balbina Avello, philanthropist and benefactress of the town and her husband Felix Rodriguez. It is one of the most beautiful villas in the area and they say it is almost a replica of the house that the couple lived in El Vedado, in Havana, but much smaller.
Pedro Rico House and The Red House. They are two magnificent twin houses, located less than 200 meters from each other. They were built by two cousins who made their fortune in Uruguay, Juan Rodriguez and Leandro Pérez. The first is still a private residence and the second a hotel.
The history of Cadavedo can not be separated from the Indian phenomenon, the cultural exchange that supposed a certain flow of people between Cadavedo and America (the return was almost never definitive since the businesses were still there), as well as the investments that supposed for a small village agricultural and livestock that was Cadavedo at that time.
In Luarca, specially on Villar area, there are several: Villa Rosario, Villa Argentina, Villa Carmen, la Casa de Guatemala...