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Medieval towns of Asturias

Medieval towns of Asturias

A walk through history

Updated on 22 April 2022
Medieval towns of Asturias

    A walk through history

    In Asturias the medieval remains of walls are well known, perhaps not so much entire villages with a medieval flavor. Avilés and Oviedo had walls, which when they were a hindrance to growth, were ruthlessly demolished, and other notable buildings from that period.

    The wall of Avilés It had an oval-shaped perimeter of about 800 meters in length, enclosing a territory of about 47.000 square meters. Its surface was about half of the current Ferrera park. In 1258, King Alfonso X the Wise of Castilla y León ordered the construction of the new wall of Oviedo 1.400 meters and a height of 4 meters.


    Today we will walk through three towns that keep that historical flavor, small villages worth a visit and that allow us to travel a good part of the Asturian geography.

    San Emiliano, the lost village

    We are in a lost point of a large mountainous municipality of 370 square kilometers and barely 2.000 inhabitants: Allande. Messy alleys and standing out the House of the Tower. This stately complex is organized around a quadrangular tower, with three floors and built in the XNUMXth century, to which two bodies of lower height are attached, one contemporary with the tower and the other somewhat later. The Tower sports four shields corresponding to some of the most powerful families in Allande.
    Undoubtedly a town with a medieval flavor that leaves no one indifferent.

    San Emiliano, the lost village of Allande

    San Emiliano, the lost village of Allande

    We propose here a surprising encounter with the legend. Strolling through a town that, although inhabited, gives off at the first blow ...

    Bandujo, medieval family mansions

    Bandujo, known in the High Middle Ages as Vandugio, is located in the municipality of Proaza.
    Its most famous neighborhood is El Palacio, in it there are two representative towers with shields and coats of arms, a good number of granaries and bread baskets, without forgetting a visit to its singular graveyard.
    A perfect place to disconnect. Declared A Cultural (BIC) in 2009.

    Bandujo, medieval village

    Bandujo, medieval village

    Proaza, one of the councils, together with Santu Adrianu, Quirós and Teberga, through which the popular Senda del ...

    Argul, medieval walk in the southwest

    In the municipality of Pesoz highlights the medieval settlement of Argul, declared in 2004 A Cultural by the Principality of Asturias. It is located about 5 kilometers from the capital of the municipality on the left bank of the Agüeira River, in the upper Navia area, western area of ​​Asturias. The nucleus of Argul constitutes one of the greatest architectural singularities in western Asturias, its houses are stone, slate and wood constructions and have corridors, galleries and tunnels for the passage of people and livestock and high corridors to move from one building to another without stepping on the street, what in the area is called "Veiriles".

    Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com



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