CANGAS DE ONÍS (3)
The main surviving part of the old quarter lies to the south of the main road. the streets tend to converge, at the western end of the built-up area, on the 'Puente Romano'.
Cangas was knocked about considerably during the week-long Republican stand early in October 1937, before the final collapse of the Frente Norte (see account in my novel 'The Long Coast'). Hence the incongruous mix of old and what might best be described as 'señorial art deco'.
This is a good place for a lunch - nine euros for the 'menú del día' in July 2009. One of my favourites was on the menu - knuckle of pork!
And since I was continuing to Arriondas on foot, I had a shot of 'orujo' to wash the meal down.
The fountain in the main plaza.
Eastern approach to the 'Puente Romano'.
Expand the photo for a bit of local history. Cangas obtained the status of a 'city' soon after the battle near Covadonga in 722. Pelayo set up court there. See my 'Covadonga' pages and 'The Rape of Arcadia' for more historical details.