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Cabrales: basic information

Cabrales: basic information

What to see and do, routes, where to sleep and eat ... Cabrales

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Cabrales: basic information
  • Cabrales: basic information
  • Cabrales: basic information
  • Cabrales: basic information
  • Cabrales: basic information
  • Cabrales: basic information
  • Cabrales: basic information
  • Cabrales: basic information
  • Cabrales: basic information

What to see and do, routes, where to sleep and eat ... Cabrales

It is one of the councils of ...



Latitude: 43.2869530 Length: -4.7660065
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It is one of the councils of eastern Asturias with more extension and more natural attractions, since part of the Picos de Europa they are at their limits. It is also well-known worldwide by the famous Cabrales cheese. In the municipality there is the town of Bulnes, which gives its name to the mythical Naranjo (Picu Urriellu), and which now has the added attraction of a funicular that has broken its traditional isolation and places the visitor in the heart of the Peaks. A well-known route is the Ruta del Cares, that crosses one of the most beautiful sections of this sinuous river. High mountain valleys proliferate, such as Pandébano, Camburero, La Tenerosa or Portudera, which act as summer pastures for cattle grazing.

To the north, the Council of Llanes, from which the Sierra del Cuera separates it. To the South with the provinces of León and Cantabria. To the east, the Council of Peñamellera Alta. To the West, the Council of Onís.

How to get to Cabrales?

The main access to Cabrales is the regional road AS-114 (Cangas de Onís-Panes), which runs through the entire council.
The company EASA (tel. 985 29 00 39) maintains two daily bus services, increasing frequencies in summer.
Distances: 30 km. from Cangas de Onís // 23 km. from Panes // 36 km. from Llanes.

History of Cabrales

Cabrales, as a complement to its dazzling nature, adds an important Historical Heritage. The caves with cave paintings of La Covaciella, El Bosque and Los Canes, are the first evidence of settlements in the area.

The Romans maintained troops in these lands since they had to watch the mineral exploitations. From this time part of the Caoro's Roman road that reaches the summit of the Caoro to continue to Sotres and Aliva, there it branched off towards Liébana and Valdeón, in Leonese territory.

The Middle Ages left an extraordinary collection of bridges to cross the rivers of the council. Among others, that of La Jaya, Pompedri in La Molina, or La Olla in Berodia are preserved.

They can also be seen churches and houses of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, such as the Casona de Navariego and Casona del Santón in the town of Arangas; the Palace House of the Mestas and Cosio, and the Church of Sta. María de Llas in Arenas, that together with Santa Eulalia de Puertas, rebuilt in the Gothic period on a Romanesque temple, is one of the oldest churches in the council.

How many towns are there in Cabrales?

There are 18 population centers: Arenas, Arangas, Camarmeña, Bulnes, Tielve, Sotres, Poo, Carreña, Asiego, Inguanzo, Berodia, Puertas, La Molina, Canales, Ortiguero, Pandiello, La Salce and Escobal. The municipality has a population of about 2.500 population.

What is the capital of the Cabrales council?

Carrena It is the capital of the Cabrales council, although many people believe that it is Arenas de Cabrales.
Town hall: 985 84 50 21 (Monday to Friday: 9.00:14.00 a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.) Tourist Office (summer): 985 84 64 84.

Cabrales festivities

· San Pedrín, on August 1 in Arangas.
· San Juan and San Pedro, June 24 and 29, and the Tambourine, on Easter Sunday, in Arenas.
· San Roque, August 16, in Asiego.
· La Magdalena, in Berodia on July 22.
· Our Lady of the Snows, on August 5 in Bulnes.
· Our Lady, on August 15 in Camarmeña.
· San Roque, on August 16 in Canales.
· Our Lady of Health, Sunday after September 8.
· Corpus Christi, May or June; San Andrés, November 30, in Carreña.
· San Ildefonso, on January 23 at the Escobal.
· San Antón, January 17 and Santa Cruz, May 3, in Iguanzo.
· San Roque, August 16, in Ortiguero.
· Santo Tomás, September 22, in Pandiello.
· La Magdalena, July 22, in Poo.
· Our Lady of Covadonga, September 8, in Sotres.
· Santiago, July 25, and El Rosario, October 7, in Tielve.

What to see and routes

The Cares route

The Cares route

Following the course of the River Cares in its high sections involves entering a calcareous throat ...

The peaks of Europe

The peaks of Europe

In 1918, the first national park in Spain was declared in the Covadonga Mountain, today the National Park of…

Bulnes, heart of the Picos de Europa

Bulnes, heart of the Picos de Europa

Until recently Bulnes was only reached by a serpentine path, carved between rocks…

Sotres, the highest town

Sotres, the highest town

Go up to Sotres It is a basic exercise for landscape lovers and for many hikers and…

Naranjo de Bulnes or Picu Urriellu

Naranjo de Bulnes or Picu Urriellu

Idolatered by climbers, the climbs to its summit are counted as feats of great merit. Of …

Fairs

Cabrales Cheese Contest, last Sunday of August.

Cabrales Cheese Contest

Cabrales Cheese Contest

If a culinary contest par excellence in the region, that is without a doubt the Contest of…


Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com Copyright Ramón Molleda


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