The Best of Remote Spain – Asturias

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Oviedo

Oviedo

It is the capital of Asturias, a historic

university city, which attracts students from all over the world. Oviedo is also hosted the annual Prince of Asturias Awards, which celebrates outstanding achievements in the Sciences, Humanities and Public Affairs. The awards are

among the most prestigious in the world. A sculpture by Joan Miró is presented to each year’s winners. Bob Dylan was honored with an award back in 2007.

 Aviles

Aviles

Located on the Cantabria coast, the smallest of the three main towns in Asturias but it is the most popular in terms of tourism. The city has history with old seafaring. This Farming town is now a modern

industry-thriving town. UNESCO declared its city centre a Historical-Artistic site and it home to many important architectural sites.

Gijon

Gijon

Situated in the central coastal area of Asturias, it evolved as a fishing village nearly 3000 years ago and is now the maritime capital of Asturias, making name as one of Spain’s busiest shipping ports. The city blends perfectly its historical past with a modern day energy. Gijon is a prosperous town. It’s vibrant with great shopping and best places to eat.

Queso de Cabrales

Queso de Cabrales

One of gastronomical city of Asturia. The place is famous for blue cheese known as Cabrales. Made in a traditional way, it is a blue cheese, deliciously superb in both smell and taste. The milk that goes into the production of Cabrales that comes exclusively from herds reared in a small zone in the Picos de Europa mountain region.

 Picos De Europa

Picos De Europa

A beautiful picturesque town of Asturias. Picos de Europa is a beautiful national park with lush green mountains with sharp tops. The national park is so big that it is located on the territory of three regions: Asturias, Cantabria, and Castille and Leon. The mountains are tall and will host you to go skiing there even being in the summer of Spain. The highest peak is Torre de Cerredo, that is 2650 meters tall. Making it the best travel destination in Spain.

Ribadesella

Ribadesella

Yet another beautiful coastal town in Asturias. With the backdrop of mountains, this is a dream destination in Spain. Ribadesella is also the hometown to Queen Letizia of Spain. The famous competition called Descenso Internacional del Sella takes place here every first weekend of August. At that weekend, oarsmen from all around the world come here to try to cover the final 20 km of the Sella River faster. The town is also home to the interesting prehistoric Tito Bustillo caves which is open all year.

 Santa Cueva de Covadonga

Santa Cueva de Covadonga

The most important place that is important in the history of Asturias. To understand Asturias, you need to visit Santa Cueva de Covadonga. Santa Cueva de Covadonga is a Catholic sanctuary situated on a mountain with breath taking picturesque natural sights surrounding it. History has it that, during the time of Spanish occupation by the moors, the region was independent thanks to the heroic battle on Covadonga. The battle not only helped to protect the land but also started the process of Reconquista (the regaining of the territory of Iberian Peninsula).

How to reach Asturias?

You can reach Asturias by air. Can catch a flight straight from Madrid, Barcelona, London or Paris. Asturias airport is located close to Aviles and is easily accessible from the three main towns of Aviles, Gijon and Oviedo.

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