Discover Asturias: Spain’s Natural Paradise

Situated in the Northern coast of Spain, Asturias stands out as a gem waiting to be discovered by travelers seeking natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. With its breathtaking landscapes, charming towns, and delicious cuisine, Asturias offers an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. Let’s see more about this enchanting region with all its beauty.

Cudillero. Asturias


Begin your adventure in Oviedo, the capital city of Asturias, where tradition meets modernity in a harmonious blend. With its picturesque old town adorned with cobblestone streets and historic buildings, Oviedo invites you to wander through centuries of history.

Don’t miss the iconic Cathedral of San Salvador, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, and the charming Plaza del Fontán, where you can taste local delicacies in traditional markets.

Oviedo is also a vibrant cultural hub with a thriving arts scene. Explore the diverse array of museums and galleries, including the Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias, which houses an impressive collection of Spanish art spanning from the Middle Ages to the present day. And when evening falls, immerse in the lively atmosphere of Oviedo’s taverns and cider bars, where you can savor the region’s famous cider accompanied by delicious tapas.

Sta. María del Naranco. Oviedo
Cathedral of San Salvador. Oviedo
Baroque in Oviedo-Spain
Oviedo Cathedral-Spain


From Oviedo, venture towards the coast to discover Gijón, a dynamic seaside city that combines urban sophistication with natural beauty. With its long stretches of golden beaches and picturesque promenades, Gijón invites visitors to enjoy leisurely strolls along the waterfront or soak up the sun on its sandy shores.

Take a moment to breathe in the fresh sea breeze and admire the stunning views of the Cantabrian Sea

Gijón Asturias-Spain

Gijón is also a cultural hotspot with a plethora of attractions to explore. Visit the Revillagigedo Palace, a majestic neoclassical building housing the International Centre of Contemporary Art, where you can admire thought-provoking exhibitions by renowned artists.

And for a taste of local history, wander through the winding streets of Cimavilla, the historic quarter of Gijón, and uncover hidden gems like the Roman baths and the Clock Tower.


No visit to Asturias would be complete without experiencing its awe-inspiring natural landscapes, and Ribadesella is the perfect gateway to the region’s outdoor wonders. Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Ribadesella captivates you with its dramatic scenery, rugged cliffs, and lush green valleys.

Embark on a hiking adventure along the stunning Coastal Path, where you can marvel at panoramic views of the Cantabrian coastline and discover hidden coves and secluded beaches.

If you are craving adrenaline-pumping activities, Ribadesella offers you a variety of outdoor pursuits, from kayaking down the Sella River to exploring underground caves in the nearby Picos de Europa National Park.

And after a day of exploration, indulge in the culinary delights of Ribadesella, where you can savor freshly caught seafood and traditional Asturian dishes in cozy local taverns and restaurants.

Roman Bridge of Cangas de Onis
Pastel de cabracho
Asturian cider-Spain


At the heart of Asturian cuisine are fresh, locally sourced ingredients that reflect the region’s fertile lands and bountiful seas. One cannot delve into Asturian gastronomy without encountering the iconic dish: fabada asturiana. This hearty bean stew, prepared with large white beans, chorizo, morcilla (blood sausage), and various cuts of pork, embodies the essence of Asturian comfort food. Slow-cooked to perfection, fabada asturiana is often enjoyed during festive occasions and gatherings, bringing families and friends together around the dining table.

Fabes in Asturias Spain
Cabrales cheese

Seafood enthusiasts will delight in Asturias’ coastal offerings, with dishes showcasing the region’s abundant marine treasures. Asturian cuisine features an array of fresh fish and shellfish, prepared simply to highlight their natural flavors. Pulpo a la gallega, a dish of tender octopus seasoned with paprika and olive oil, is a beloved specialty that captures the essence of coastal living.

Asturias fusion cuisine
Cachopo asturiano
Lake Enol. Covadonga, Asturias

Besides, Asturias boasts a rich tradition of cheese-making, with varieties such as cabrales, gamonedo, and afuega’l pitu gaining international acclaim. These artisanal cheeses, crafted from cow, goat, or sheep’s milk, offer a diverse range of flavors and textures, making them a staple on Asturian tables and a delight for cheese connoisseurs worldwide.

Accompanying these delectable dishes is Asturias’ beloved beverage: sidra (cider). Crafted from locally grown apples, Asturian cider is a refreshing and tangy libation that pairs perfectly with the region’s cuisine. Asturians have mastered the art of pouring cider in a traditional style, where the cider is poured from a height to aerate the beverage, enhancing its flavor profile.

Sidle into a rustic sidrería (cider house) or cozy tavern to savor the flavors of Asturias, where each dish tells a story of tradition, culture, and the enduring spirit of the Asturian people.

Naranjo de Bulnes. Asturias


As you can see, Asturias is a destination like no other, where every corner tells a story and every landscape takes your breath away.

Whether you’re exploring the historic streets of Oviedo, soaking up the sun in Gijón, or immersing yourself in nature in Ribadesella, you’re sure to create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Come along!

Basilica and sanctuary of Covadonga
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