Cangas de Onís Travel Guide

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Cangas de Onís Things to Do

  • The Streets of Cangas de Onis

    We loved exploring the streets of Cangas and appreciating the beautiful architecture, colors, and homes that we encountered.

  • Colorful Plaza on Calle de Emilio Laria

    If you find this spot on Google Maps, you'll see that it used to be painted in a completely different color scheme. It wasn't bad but it was no near as fabulous as it is now. So if you love these colors as much as I did, go now! Or.... you go and it's sporting new colors, be sure to post your photos here so I can check 'em out!

  • Beautiful Asturian Architecture

    I loved the architecture in Asturias. It's exemplified by plenty of porches, beautiful wood, bright colors and the high-water protecting orreras.

  • Roman Bridge

    The Roman Bridge is the symbol of Cangas de Onis and probably one of the best known sites in Asturias. It's beautiful in its simplicity and provides a beautiful foreground to the lovely countryside in which it resides.

  • Go around, look around

    Cangas de Onis is a small town during mountains. In the centre is a central square in the church in the middle. It is very pleasant to take a leisurely trip around the centre.

  • Covadonga Lakes

    The Covadonga Lakes, best accessed from the town of Cangas de Onis via Covadonga this lake area is of incomparable beauty.You must to take a small road just outside of the Basilica, to reach the two small lakes ,and they are located about 10 miles from the Basilica.The views from top are beautiful,if you are lucky and go on a clear...

  • Sanctuary of Covadonga.

    This is another very interesting place to visit very close to Cangas de Onís: Situated high among the peaks is the sacred haven of Covadonga, home to the Covadonga Basilica and the temple of the Virgin of Covadonga, the patron saint of the whole region.Another nice place to see very close to the Sanctuary are the small lakes called "Lagos de...

  • Adventure Sports at Cangas de Onís.

    Cangas de Onís it is located just next of National Park of Picos de Europa.The city has a important river called Sella and you can do here some water sports as ride canoes,rafting.Also you can ride horses around,quads,mountain climbing and other adventure sports .In Cangas you can find a few places to book any of these activities,I choosed that...

  • Covadonga

    The chapel in the cliffs.This is a popular tourist location and there are a number ot restaurants and souvenir shops on the route up to Covadonga.If you vist here, you must remember that this is a place of worship and that your consideration for the churchgoers is appreciated.

  • How to serve Asturian Cider!

    The typical drink of Asturias is its cider, which is served and drunk in a very special way in the "chigres" of taverns.This is our friend Alberto,he's from Asturias,live in Mieres,just close to the capital Oviedo.He was serving us some cider in a restaurant.Really it is very hard to serve "well" the cider,if you don't do it properly,it don't taste...

  • Picos de Europa National Park.

    National Park of Picos de Europa:Smack in the middle of northern Spain are these amazing mountains that are about 3000 to 4000 meters in altitude that make you think you have somehow traversed the continent and ended up in Switzerland. There are tiny mountain villages there and winding scarry mountain paths that you must take to get around.

  • The Cave at Covadonga

    This is a picture of a small fountain, taken at the entrance to the Cave just next to the Basilica of Covadonga.You can use a stairs to go up and see the virgin of Covadonga.

  • Cudillero.

    This is a beautiful fishermen's village.Don't hesitate to stop here aswell.Has a very good old town,harbour,nice restaurants,bars and also is a very tourist town.Has also a few good hotels.This is a picture of the Old Town,taken from the harbour.

  • Gijón.

    Another interesting option to see around,it is the city of Gijón.It is the second largest city in Asturias principallity.Has a lot of nice places to see as: Church of San Pedro,Old Town,Sea Promenade,and a beautiful new park at top of the city with a lot of nice sculptures of best spanish sculptors.Also has a few very good beaches and is an...

  • Sunset.

    This is a picture of a sunset taken in the countryside of Asturias. It is not very good because was taken from the road!! :-)

  • Traditional Asturian Horreo.

    The hórreo of asturias is the most succeeded in the granaries of Spain, a work of quite wooden carpenter assembled without any nail, only in tongues, grooves and ankles.It is also the most aesthetic and harmonious shape of the granaries which one can see. It is only in this province where it abounds, and in some zones of the borders.Three...

  • Church at El Pito

    Just outside of the town of Cudillero,you'll find a very small village called El Pito,here you can see this beautiful Church and also a small palace.

  • Luarca.

    Hidden on the Asturian coast, Luarca is a quiet town of white houses which preserves all the charm and attraction of its seafaring tradition. Built around an S-shaped cove sitting between sheer cliffs, the historic quarter of Luarca, its promenade and the port are all worth visiting. A small river divides the town in two, although several narrow...


Cangas de Onís Hotels

  • Parador

    Villanueva, 33550 Cangas de Onis, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Entremontes

    Coraos s/n, Cangas de Onis, 33550, Spain

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel La Balsa

    Carretera de Covadonga s/n Soto de Cangas, Cangas de Onis, 33589, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Cangas de Onís Restaurants

  • Great meal on the plaza

    We walked around the park on Calle Parke and picked one of the many restaurants there for lunch. Maybe it was the banner announcing Fabada that drew us in. Who knows? At any rate it was a lovely and delicious lunch. Although the sky grew dark at times, luckily it didn't rain on us while we were eating. Most of the gals had the Fabada for their...

  • Fresh Seafood and very good Meats!

    In Asturias you'll find very good food.The most famous dish here,it is La Fabada,but you can find very nice restaurants along the region.In our tour by the coastline we found this small and nice restaurant, "La Ponderosa" with very good seafood and also meats.To drink you must to ask for Asturian Cider,with out any doubts the best Cider in world!....

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Cangas de Onís Shopping

  • Fabada to Go Go!

    How could we NOT go into a store with a fake cow on their awning? Hey, we're from the Boston area where our Hilltop restaurants have taken the concept of fake cows and turned them into an art form! I bought a cryovac package with the makings of the famed Fabada to bring home to my mother. It was delicious and fun to prepare.I can't tell you that...

  • Chinese Stores

    We saw these all over Asturias and Cantabria. I suspect they're all over Spain. They're discount stores that sell all sorts of household products, cheap clothes, jewelry, toys..... you get the picture. I love stores like this, don't you?

  • Souvenirs!

    Cangas de Onis has quite a few fun little stores full of Asturian crafts. Why.... you can get clogs, hats, jewelry, cryovac fabada makings (Actually, VERY yummy!), t-shirts, etc.You could shop till you drop and they'd love you if you did.


Cangas de Onís Local Customs

  • Fabada!

    The traditional Asturian dish is La Fabada. It's made with Faves, which are large white beans, that are cooked with chorizo, morcilla (blood sausages) and lacon (thick bacon). It's delicious and stocky and will probably heal whatever ails you.If you go to Asturias, eat the Fababa. You won't regret it!

  • The culture of drinking La Sidra (cider)

    In Cangas de Onis the most popular alcoholic drink is cider (La sidra). You can try this drink in special bars "sidreria". Don't miss the possibility to look how to fill cider in glasses. I read somewhere that not every barman can do it, there are special schools for cider-barmen. It is an art!

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Cangas de Onís Tourist Traps

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    by garridogal Updated Aug 14, 2011

    Cangas de Onis definitely plays up one of its regions famous features: la cidra. Cider, from Asturias is bubbly, delicious and not sweet. It's very natural and because of this there are natural "elements" at the bottom of the bottle. To avoid those as well as to highlight its effervescence, it's poured from an altitude. As these touristy items show, it's a skill.

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Cangas de Onís Sports & Outdoors

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    Hiking and hiking

    by LanaFromRiga Written Nov 23, 2006

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    If you want to enjoy the nature of Picos de Europaand Cangas de Onis be prepare for hiking. Take good and comfortable shoes with you. Other you can buy here, for example wooden stick.

    Equipment: Comfortable shoes and stick.

    Me trying the best wooden stick
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Cangas de Onís Favorites

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    Beautiful Lamposts

    by garridogal Written Aug 14, 2011

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    Favorite thing: We noticed these beautiful lamp posts in Cangas and then realized that they're all over Spain. What a nice touch!

    Adds more class to la plaza Silhouetted against the sky And it's functional too!
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