Asturias, if I could, if I knew how to sing …
Asturias green forest and black minerals. (Pedro Garfias)
If there is a perfect combination of culture, nature and gastronomy that is Asturias. The first thing that catches your attention when you travel to this region are its landscapes: mysterious forests, the coast protected from the real estate whirlpool, salmon rivers and steep mountains, ideal for lovers of climbing and hiking.
A nature with a magnificent state of conservation that makes it the greatest exponent of Green Spain. Feeling this nature is only possible if it is experienced and exploration begins with the six Biosphere Reserves declared by UNESCO in the Principality of Asturias.
In the cultural aspect, you can not miss the Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of Asturias (highlighting for example, the Church of Santa María del Naranco, the Church of San Miguel de Lillo or the Church of San Juan de Padros) declared Heritage of the Humanity by UNESCO and the sites, caves and museums of rock art in the area, with spectacular paintings and engravings and some dating back to 25,000 BC.
As for the main cities, you should not miss the coastal Gijón, with important cultural activities, entertainment and leisure activities. Discover also Oviedo, capital not only administrative, but commercial center of Asturias and cradle of the Asturian Pre-Romanesque jewels. More towards the northwest Avilés, main fishing and commercial port, and cultural reference since the implantation of the new Niemeyer International Center.
Another good way to get closer to the Asturian identity is with a fun and educational trip through the Ecomuseum of the Valley of Samuño, heritage of mining history. A real adventure inside a mine that can be enjoyed as a family and in a unique natural environment. Ask our team and we will give you all the information, as well as get your tickets.
All the above has an important thread, gastronomy. Talking about gastronomy in Asturias is talking about the cult of good food: the Cabrales cheese, the Asturian fabada, the drink called cider (made with apple). There are so many typical dishes and products that you are sure to leave with a hightly palatable taste.
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