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asturias1Asturias, Natural Paradise, Cultural Jewel, Industrial Heritage... Any of these slogans will suffice to describe in just one line the riches the Principality offers its visitors.
 
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Natural Paradise

Lush and wild nature, dotted around the whole region from East to West, and North to South. Asturias has a network of Protected Natural Spaces ranging from the Picos de Europa National Park, Nature Parks such as Somiedo, Redes, Fuentes del Narcea, Ponga, las Ubiñas and Macizo Central, to Complete Nature Reserves such as Muniellos, Partial Nature Reserves, like la Ría del Eo, la Ría de Villaviciosa, Protected Landscapes on the Western and Eastern Coast,Natural Monuments, such as los Bufones de Pría, Gulpiyuri Beach, el Tejo de Bermiego, the Lake Complex of Somiedo, and more.
 
Forests and meadows are a refuge for brown bears, which roam freely in Somiedo, capercaillies which live in Redes, chamois, roe deer, wild boar, otters, salmon, trout, eels, golden eagles, vultures, Egyptian vultures, common shags, gulls, etc. But it also has beaches, coastal paths, and nature-related activities.
 
A natural world which offers a thousand different routes, a thousand settings for moments of tranquillity or action, a thousand landscapes to enjoy unique moments.
 
asturias2A Cultural Jewel

In Asturias the different cultures have left their names engraved in stone for posterity: the legacy of Palaeolithic, pre-Roman or "castreña", Roman, early and late mediaeval cultures can all still be seen today. Idols carved in stone, drawings in the caves of Candamo, El Pindal and Tito Bustillo, the fortified settlements ("Castros") in the Navia valley, Coaña, Pendía, San Chuís, Mohínas. The roadways, bridges, aqueducts, Roman baths, monuments from the Asturian pre-Romanesque, declared a Mankind Heritage site, San Julian de los Prados, Santa María del Naranco, San Salvador de Valdedios. The Romanesque in Teverga, the Gothic in Oviedo Cathedral or the Casa de la Rúa, the baroque palaces bearing the coat of arms of the Asturian nobility, and the enlightenment.
 
Tradition

The oral and cultural tradition in its folklore, its festivals, the select and natural gastronomy, the handicraft work of its "madreñas" (wooden clogs), penknives, ceramics, etc., its development and rich past which is honoured in the present. It also has an industrial past which lives on today, with treasures on display in its museums: the Railway Museum, the Mining Museum (MUMI), the Steel Industry Museum (MUSI) and the Jurassic Museum (MUJA). Towns such as Bustiello (Mieres) and Citadels such as Capua (Gijón), which form part of interesting industrial itineraries, providing a rich and varied offer of culture.
 
Natural Paradise, Cultural Jewel, Industrial Heritage..., but also: The Príncipe de Asturias Awards, Fernando Alonso, Princess Leticia are names which speak volumes about this region, open to the world and which aspires to be known all over the world.
 
All the tourist information available on the official website of the Principality www.infoasturias.com

 

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