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