Bordering the Galician province of Lugo, we find the Principality of Asturias, bathed by the Cantabrian coast. It is a uniprovincial autonomous community which receives the name of Principality for several historical reasons, for proclaiming himself the heir of the Spanish Crown with the title of “Prince of Asturias” in the year 1388.
The capital of Asturias is Oviedo, but in this autonomous community comes to take almost more importance the city of Gijón, being more populated than Oviedo. In it we will be able to fuse history, gastronomy, traditions and nature. An ensemble of immense beauty.
The enormous variety of places of interest, whether monumental or its natural offer adding its gastronomy make Asturias one of the must-visit destinations for any lover traveler. Next, we’ll explain what to see and do in Asturias and you’ll discover why this province has earned a place in the heart of every person who has visited it.
What to see in Asturias?
This province in spite of its small surface, offers an endless number of activities, things to do and see, above all we can highlight several of the cities and towns that you can not miss if you decide to travel to this wonderful place.
The Most Important cities in Asturias
First of all we have the capital of Asturias, also known for being named one of the cleanest Spanish cities. The second most populated city in the Principality, and also stands out for being one of the most beautiful. In it, its historic centre will not leave us indifferent, of medieval style almost in its totality. We can also find in each corner different sculptures, and we can visit monuments as prominent as the Cathedral of San Salvador or even the Teatro Campoamor, where they celebrate the famous Prince of Asturias awards. Its gastronomy is not left behind either, obligatory visit to some of its bars or restaurants to taste its exquisite plates.
We find the most populated city in Asturias, perhaps the most charismatic and has the most beautiful beaches in Spain. A combination of sea, nature and a very wide monumental set. It is a must-see port, which took on its importance thanks to the Catholic Monarchs to promote these lands. Do not forget its old town formed by the hill of Santa Catalina and the fishing district of Cimadevilla, we will see at the top a breathtaking view of the Cantabrian Sea.
We will also find monumental examples such as the Town Hall, from the 19th century, the Palace of Revillagigedo, the palace Valdés, construction from the 16th century that was in times Fábrica de Tabacos, the church of San Pedro and the Roman thermal baths among many other enclaves. A city in which we can not forget that its scenic offer as the English Park and the Park of Isabel the Catholic located delimiting the bed of the River Piles. And of course, the local gastronomy, insurmountable.