Tourism in Asturias
Asturias is a unique region, an incomparable paradise in which the forest, the sea and the mountain converge in just a few kilometers of travel.
In this section of our website, you will discover the most outstanding corners of this wonderful land: the routes to be lost in search of happiness, museums and monuments that will enrich your visit in an incomparable way and, in short, everything that makes Asturias a treasure capable of surprising who dares to pursue it.
An indelible memory
Let yourself discover our land in all its dimensions.
Savor its natural essence, its ancient culture and history, its wonderful gastronomic tradition, its urban spirit, and the endless leisure and sport options that the Principality offers.
We hope, whole heartedly, that our Earth will leave an indelible memory in its heart.
A natural paradise available to all, full of corners where the absolute protagonist is the protected environment, care and overflowing with endemic flora and animal species rescued from the very edge of extinction.
If there is one thing the Asturians are proud of is the green color that invades everything, and that extends, from the slopes of the steep mountains of the region to the shore of the brave Cantabrian Sea, offering the traveler endless postcards that will turn the album of his visit into an authentic jewel of indelible memories.
Forest of the Zoreda in the surroundings of the Castle.
The Zoreda forest is the largest Atlantic forest reserve in the council of Oviedo.
Covadonga Lakes, Picos de Europa National Park.
Unquestionable symbol of paradise that is Asturias. Nature and history in perfect harmony.
Somiedo and Muniellos Biosphere Reserves
Natural jewels of incalculable value and emblems of the recovery of the Cantabrian brown bear.
Natural Parks of Las Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña and Ibias, Las Ubiñas-La Mesa and Redes Natural Park.
A hidden and little-known treasure that enchants those who decide to venture into their quest.
The estuaries of the Eo River and Villaviciosa
Beautiful places where mountain, water and sand harmonize to the delight of the traveler.
Routes through the Waterfalls of Oneta (Villayón), Seimeira (Santa Eulalia de Oscos), Cioyo (Castropol) and Xúrbeo (Aller).
Asturias is full of small waterfalls hidden in the heart of its forests. These are the most recommended.
Miradores del Fitu (Parres), Pozo de la Oración (Cabrales), Cabo Busto y Ermita de la Regalina(Valdés) y Puerto del Connio (Cangas del Narcea).
Cities of Asturias
The cities of the Principality: Oviedo, Gijón and Avilés, stand on the horizon as three precious stones that place the colophon, current and urbanite, to a region immersed fully in the origins of history and surrounded, in a hypnotic way, by the most excellent nature.
Traditional food transmitted from generation to generation, careful preparations in the heat of wood and charcoal stoves and fresh, natural and top quality products… this is Asturian gastronomy, one of the most valued in Spain, and a claim for millions of tourists who, like you, value the good experiences lived through the palate.
- Cider Museum and tasting visit to a llagar (lagar)
- Wine Museum and visit with tasting to a wine cellar DOP Cangas.
- Cave-exhibition of Cabrales cheese and visit with tasting to a cheese shop.
- Live auction on a fishermen’s fish market.
The inexhaustible cultural and artistic legacy of the “Kingdom of Asturias” stands as one of the most evocative incentives of the journeys through the land of the legendary King Pelayo, Jovellanos, the Xanas and the Gogos, the Regent, the Castros and the incomparable pre-Romanesque art. Small brushstrokes of a historical canvas that is worth admiring with time and devotion.
The Asturian Pre-Romanesque: Santa María del Naranco, San Miguel de Lillo and San Julián de los Prados…
Rock Art: Tito Bustillo and its Rock Art Center (Ribadesella), La Peña (Candamo) and Teverga Prehistoric Park.
The Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias (Oviedo)
The People's Museum of Asturias (Gijón)
Los Castros del Navia: Castreña culture
Awards "Princess of Asturias
- The marine jesters (Pría)
- Cudillero, an amphitheatre over the sea.
- Gulpiyuri Beach, indoor beach in Llanes.
- Cabo Peñas, the northern point of our region.
- The Coast of Dinosaurs and the Jurassic Museum of Asturias.
- The coastal path.
- The Eo oysters.
- Lastres, Llanes and Tazones.
- Beaches for surfing (Salinas)
- Camposantos with unique views: Luarca and Niembro.
Coasts and fishing villages
The strength of the Cantabrian Sea has forged for centuries the fighting character of the beautiful Asturian coastal towns.Enclaves scattered like raindrops along a coast where some of the world’s most beautiful beaches (Gulpiyuri) await you, hundreds of fairytale paths that delve into mythological forests and small culinary treasures where you can savor the freshest and tastiest fish and seafood you can imagine (Lastres, Tazones, Puerto de Vega , Cudillero, Ribadesella, Llanes…)
One of the most recommended options to enjoy Asturias in full, is the realization of active tourism activities. The offer of services in the region is inexhaustible and adapts to all ages and typologies of travel imaginable: families, hikers, pilgrims, lovers of risk… You won’t regret it if you decide to live Paradise from a more adventurous perspective
The Cares Route
The most spectacular gorge of the Picos de Europa, can not be missed in the résumé of any hiker.
7 Biosphere Reserves
You have to find out!
The Royal Way of “La Mesa”
A historical layout in the Las Ubiñas Biosphere Reserve -La Mesa
If you like horses, come to know the asturcón, the native breed of Asturian pony.
Quietly and as a family, tour our itineraries of Vias Verdes.
- Sella Descent
- Ravines: Carangas, Vívoli, Va arrived, Molina, Rubó…
- Perfect rivers for canoes: Eo, Quirós, Narcea, Navia, Polea…
The Bear's Path
Rise to Angliru
In the snow
Enjoy spectacular panoramic views on the northern slope of the Cantabrian mountain range in the ski resorts of Fuentes de Invierno and Valgrande-Pajares.
Active maritime tourism
- Surfing on the beaches of the West
- Paddle surfing to discover the Asturian East.
- Get to know the estues of Villaviciosa and Eo from a kayak.
- Descent to Nado de la Ría de Navia, an open water swimming competition that has been held annually since 1958 and is an international reference.
- Climbing on Urriellu Peak, cradle of rock climbing in our country.
- Balloon trips.
- Horseback riding.
- Paintball, Geocaching…
The relatively recent history of Asturias tells us about an industrial power, mainly based on coal and steel production, which has been evaporated by the energy transition we are currently living in and by the increased global competition in developing countries.
The conversion of these spaces, one of the great outstanding challenges of the region. it has its greatest success in the great tourist attraction that the large factories, railway lines and mining wells pose for visitors who want to know the reality and hardness of the works that helped energize Asturias for almost two centuries.
Traditionally isolated and facing a demanding climate, the rural areas of Asturias have developed lifestyles and models of society that today are a source of admiration, study and tourist interest, driven, once again, by the incomparable natural framework that surrounds them.
More and more travelers are devout of Asturian rural tourism, an option that has continued to grow in the variety of its offer and in which you will find tranquility, gastronomy, nature, adventure and tradition in equal parts.
- Taramundi and its Ethnographic Ensemble by Os Teixois.
- Ethnographic Museum of Grandas de Salime.
- A walk through the Brañas de Somiedo with its emblematic “Teitos”.
- Set of Hórreos de Bueño (Ribera de Arriba).
- The Majadas of the Picos de Europa.
Saint Jacob’s way
The Primitive Way, the oldest (and hardest) of the existing ones, part of the Capital of the Principality, Oviedo. It was inaugurated by the Asturian King Alfonso II himself, who transited it, as a sign of devotion, when the tomb of Santiago was discovered, in 813.
One of the characteristics most appreciated by pilgrims is the abundance of stretches without asphalt, fully melted in nature and with the ability to transport the traveler’s mind to medieval times when the Jacobean route goes back to us.
It is a little crowded road, of great landscape beauty and with a historical legacy far superior to that of the rest of the layouts.