The autonomous community of Asturias (Asturies), is on the northwest part of Spain, bordering the autonomous communities of Castile and León (south), Galicia (west) and Cantabria (east), with a delightful coast along the Bay of Biscay (north). On this shoreline you will find the town of Avilés, picturesque fishing villages, and splendid beaches such as Playa de Salinas. Inland Asturias you will find the range of mountains - Picos de Europa, with stunning landscapes, and charming villages on the hill slopes. Oviedo is the capital city with a medieval old town and historic landmarks worth a visit!
Population: 1.043 million inhabitants
Other towns: Gijón, Avilés, Cangas de Onís, Potes, Ribadesella, Arriondas, Cudillero, Taramundi
Main attractions: Oviedo: Cathedral of San Salvador , Archaeological Museum of Asturias, Fine Arts Museum of Asturias, Santa María del Naranco (historical landmark);
Ribadesella: Tito Bustillo Cave;
Gijón: Revillagigedo Palace;
Cangas de Onís: Roman bridge;
Avilés: Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre;
Covadonga: Basilica of Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga; Senda del Oso Greenway (rail-trail, hiking and bicycle path);
Picos de Europa National Park
Nearest Airports: Asturias Airport, (OVD – Aeropuerto de Asturias)
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