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What to see and visit in Asturias

What to see and visit in Asturias

30 places of interest

Updated on 20 October 2021
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30 places of interest

There are many corners that will make you fall in love with Asturias, so if you are thinking of making a getaway between 4 and 7 days and you don't know where to start, this is our list of favorites. We have classified our recommendations around 10 basic attractions of our land. In turn, each section contains a small list of 3 essential places.


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We will always fall short when recommending you places you should know in Asturias, because our community is very well endowed in tourist resources; so well designed for the visitor that in a short time we can cross it from one extreme to another, and in just one hour go down from the highest peak to sea level. The most populated cities in Asturias, located in the geographical center of the Principality, allow a lot of cultural visits and, at the same time, are very close to a myriad of charming towns and protected landscapes. You just need a little planning to avoid being overwhelmed by all the possibilities.

1 / World Heritage and museums

The UNESCO declaration for the Principality includes its rock jewels and the samples of pre-Romanesque art that we find in different sections of the Camino de Santiago. But before homo sapiens, dinosaurs had already left their mark, as can be seen in one of the most visited museums in Spain: The MUJA. The Mining Museum is not far behind either.

The Asturian pre-Romanesque of Oviedo

The Asturian pre-Romanesque of Oviedo

The most indigenous architecture of Asturias loses its roots more than a thousand years ago. Traces of the court in ...

Jurassic Museum - MUJA

Jurassic Museum - MUJA

In a privileged place on the coast of Asturias a few meters above sea level, the ...

Museum of Mining and Industry - MUMI

Museum of Mining and Industry - MUMI

The wealth of the Asturian subsoil has determined the development, social conflicts, the economy and the political tendencies of all ...

2 / Urban route

Well known are the three most important cities in Asturias: Oviedo, Gijón and Avilés. In the following links you will access detailed information on its most attractive corners and the places that need special attention.

The historic center of Oviedo

The historic center of Oviedo

The historic center of Oviedo has a nineteenth-century flavor that is difficult to find in other Spanish cities. Apart from that ...

Places of interest in Gijón

Places of interest in Gijón

Gijón has three beaches, a commercial port, a sports port, an industrial neighborhood, large parks, a vibrant center and a neighborhood ...

A walk through Avilés

A walk through Avilés

Avilés is a city to discover. The preconceived image of this great town, even for many Asturians, is that of ...

3 / Seaside villas

There are a good number of these towns dotting the Asturian coast, old towns that smell of the sea and keep the charm and color of the first fishing houses. Here we propose three essential visits to get you started.

Bowls: the town and the sea

Bowls: the town and the sea

Tazones keeps the essence of the Asturian village, but in this case of a peculiar village, with granaries, but open ...

Cudillero, the mirror of the sea

Cudillero, the mirror of the sea

Few towns are reflected in the water like Cudillero. A town that gives its name to an entire western council ...

Luarca, marine essence

Luarca, marine essence

The beauty of Luarca takes the form of a large aquatic S, around which it has found accommodation ...

4 / Charming villages

Asturias has a high population density and innumerable medium-sized populations around which thousands of villages orbit. All Asturian councils and regions keep their own treasure, here are three examples.

Bulnes, heart of the Picos de Europa

Bulnes, heart of the Picos de Europa

Until recently, you only got to Bulnes by a winding path, carved between rocks of extraordinary beauty. ...

Granaries everywhere in Espinaréu

Granaries everywhere in Espinaréu

The rural area of ​​Espinaréu (in the council of Piloña), is a living treasure from other times. Its age…

Ethnography in Taramundi

Ethnography in Taramundi

We would have to go back 2 or 3 centuries to understand many things about our XNUMXst century. Do a comparative analysis ...

5 / National parks and nature reserves

The Principality is a privileged place by nature, with hundreds of natural monuments, dozens of protected areas, and a good handful of biosphere reserves and national parks that nestle in its mountains and extend through its valleys and coastal lowlands.

The peaks of Europe

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 ...

Lakes of Covadonga

Lakes of Covadonga

Going up to the Lakes of Covadonga has merit, especially if it is done by bicycle. They are 12 winding kilometers from ...

Somiedo Natural Park

Somiedo Natural Park

Somiedo Natural Park is a piece of land of great beauty designed for nature lovers.…

6 / Forests

The forests of Asturias are a clear reflection of the environmental quality of Asturias. Some of them are one of a kind and others are among the most prominent on the continent. In general they have easy access and well marked and fascinating routes.

Forest of Muniellos

Forest of Muniellos

Muniellos is home to the primitive Asturian forest, its most dense idiosyncrasy. Visiting Muniellos means going back in time ...

The Peloño forest

The Peloño forest

The interior of Monte de Peloño, this immense beech forest, houses its own vegetation, which allows the little light that ...

The beech forest of La Biescona

The beech forest of La Biescona

The low elevation at which it is located (about 200 meters of altitude) makes it the beech forest that grows ...

7 / Routes for the whole family

Among the most popular trails it is very difficult to keep three. But the following excursions are perhaps the most suitable for any fitness and age.

The Path of the Bear

The Path of the Bear

It is an ideal route for hikers and cyclists. Its great natural and ethnographic wealth advances through ...

Coastal path of Llanes

Coastal path of Llanes

They are more than 30 kilometers long for hiking or cycling. It passes through the ...

Route of the Alba

Route of the Alba

It looks more like the title of a collection of poems but it is a real walk. The Alba route is one ...

8 / Beaches and coastline

There are urban beaches, charming beaches in unique enclaves, wild and lonely beaches, charming coves, steep cliffs, sea chasms and large waterfalls like the jesters, coastal paths ... The most beautiful and essential Cantabrian is present throughout the Asturian coast.

The beach of Silencio or Gaviero

The beach of Silencio or Gaviero

Its name says it all, Playa del Silencio is a silent place where the cliffs close in on themselves ...

Santa Marina beach

Santa Marina beach

There are few beaches in the Cantabrian Sea that draw such a spectacular panorama and that are surrounded by such a landscape ...

The jesters of Llanes

The jesters of Llanes

The Asturian coast constantly offers surprises, such as the so-called buffoons: a true joy for the senses. You can hear the sea ...

9 / Adventure activities

The entire natural compendium of Asturias can be completed with certain experiences that need a little extra effort and support. The active tourism companies of the Principality propose adventure activities for all tastes.

Descent of the Sella in Canoe

Descent of the Sella in Canoe

The Descent of the Sella is something more than the central festival of the Asturian summer, it is also a popular event that ...

Surfing in Asturias

Surfing in Asturias

Asturias is an ideal place to surf all year round. With breakers for all tastes and a diverse coastline ...

The Cares route

The Cares route

Following the course of the Cares River in its upper reaches means entering a calcareous gorge of authentic vertigo that ...

10 / Gastronomic visits

Asturian gastronomy is a national benchmark. And it is that in the Principality eating well is a fundamental act that joins the culture of its people, their sociability and hospitality.

Sunday market of Cangas de Onís

Sunday market of Cangas de Onís

Today, the Mercau de Cangas resembles in more than one way that of two hundred years ago. I know…

The best 10 cheeses of Asturias

The best 10 cheeses of Asturias

Of the 42 varieties of cheeses that Asturias has, it is difficult to choose only 10. We make a list of the most ...

The salmon of Asturias

The salmon of Asturias

There is biological research that maintains that Asturian salmon is the oldest in Europe, being the most direct descendant ...

 

Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com