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Discover Astruias' dramatic landscape

  • Asturias, Spain, Asturias, Spain
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  • Asturias, Spain
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Spain

With its unusual caves, picturesque landscapes, and traditional cuisine, it is no wonder people travelling through Asturias fall in love with the area. This rocky paradise provides an opportunity to get closer not only to traditional ways of life but also to nature, and is definitely worth getting to know.

Asturias: the key figures

Surface area : 10.6 km2

Population : 1077000 inhabitants

  • Delicious cuisine and even better cider!
  • Green landscapes and picture postcard beaches
  • Paradise for milk lovers
  • A few high mountain roads
  • The rain (but what can you do?!)

Asturias: what to visit?

Coasts

  • The beaches of Colunga, Coasts, Asturias
    The beaches of Colunga
  • Ñora Beach, La Ñora beach, Coasts, Asturias
    La Ñora beach
  • El Sabín Cove, Coasts, Asturias
    El Sabín Cove
  • El Sabín Cove, Coasts, Asturias

Landscapes

  • The granaries of Asturias, Naranjo de Bulnes, Landscapes, Asturias
    Naranjo de Bulnes
  • Covadonga, its lakes and its mountains, The lakes and mountains of Covadonga, Landscapes, Asturias
    The lakes and mountains of Covadonga
  • , The valleys of Los Oscos, Landscapes, Asturias
    The valleys of Los Oscos
  • , The valleys of Los Oscos, Landscapes, Asturias

The fauna and flora

  • Los Oscos, The fauna and flora, Asturias
    Los Oscos
  • The birds of Somiedo, The fauna and flora, Asturias
    The birds of Somiedo
  • The birds of Somiedo, The fauna and flora, Asturias

Arts and culture

  • The granaries of Asturias, The Granaries of Asturias, Arts and culture, Asturias
    The Granaries of Asturias
  • Fabada, Cabrales and cider, Fabada, Cabrales, and cider, Arts and culture, Asturias
    Fabada, Cabrales, and cider
  • The Celts , Spain
    The Celts
  • , Le Centre Culturel International, Arts and culture, Asturias
    Le Centre Culturel International
  • , Le Centre Culturel International, Arts and culture, Asturias

Activities and leisure

  • , Les stations de ski, Activities and leisure, Asturias
    Les stations de ski
  • , Les randonnées, Activities and leisure, Asturias
    Les randonnées
  • , Les randonnées, Activities and leisure, Asturias

Asturias: what to buy?

It is definitely worth trying out the local products of the region.

Asturias: what to eat?

Asturian cuisine has an especially good reputation because of the variety and quality of the ingredients it uses. Traditional Asturian recipes include Fabada (haricot beans with bacon), Crema d'Andariques (cream of crab soup), Cebolles Rellenos (a kind of stuffed onion), and countless cheeses, as well as cider to wash down your meal.

Asturias: travel tips

If you want to really get into nature and escape from the areas overflowing with crowds of tourists, Asturias is without a doubt the perfect destination. Its wild landscapes, refined cuisine, and the particularities of its villages are sure to make an impression on you. The beaches of Colunga and Somiedo Natural Park are just two of the beautiful places where you can relax.

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