The surface of the municipal term is of 75 Km2, being more than a third of its territory in the National Park of the Picos de Europa. The population is distributed in eleven population centers, being its capital in Benia de Onís.
The minimum level is 175 m. at the source of the main river Güeña affluent of the Sella river and the maximum height the Pico de Verdilluenga 2.130 m.
How to arrive
· From Gijon, it is best to take the A-8 to Posada de Llanes, here we take the AS115 towards Picos de Europa and at the Rebollada roundabout we take the AS114 which will take us to Benia de Onís.
From Oviedo, it is best to take the N634 to Arriondas, here we will take the road to Cangas de Onís and here the AS114 that will take us to Benia de Onís.
Oviedo 86 Km. // Gijón 98 Km. // Covadonga: 11 Km. // Cangas de Onís: 15 Km. // Llanes Beaches: 23 Km. // Arenas de Cabrales: 16 Km. // Cares Path: 23km
To talk about the first inhabitants of the area we have to go back to the Neolithic, when after the last glaciations, the inhabitants of the coast are dominating the heights of the Picos de Europa. The Legions of Rome passed through here, the inhabitants will later face the power of the Emir of Córdoba... what characterizes the inhabitants of these lands is respect for the environment, the human group of the Pastors of the Picos de Europa has received the Award for Exemplary Town of Asturias.
What to see
The peaks of Europe
The Picos de Europa, National Park, live up to its name and are, due to its height and spectacular nature, one of the ...
It is a unique bird, the only one that feeds exclusively on bones. It reaches almost three meters in wingspan and…
· Avín Glacial Fauna.
· Gamonéu Cheese Contest and Fair of the Picos de Europa
Mercáu 20 years in Benia de Onís
It all sounds like a lie, but it's not. The perfect characterization of actors and participants in the Mercau years 20…
The Reaper's Party
In the Olympic stadium of "Huertona", not in Barcelona but in Benia, Onís, measure their strength year after year...
Tourist Information Office of Benia de Onís.
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