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  • 1 Picos de Europa Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Deep gorges cut by gushing mountain rivers filled with fish, impressive defiles and high jagged snow-capped peaks, form the majestic backdrop to the Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa. Created in 1995, it incorporates the former Parque de la Mont..

  • 2 Desfiladero de los Beyos Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Carved by the River Sella out of an exceptionally thick layer of limestone, the river rushing down this 10km-long defile is too fast-flowing for anything except the occasional tree to have put down roots on its sides. It is however wide enough for th..

  • 3 Mirador de la Reina Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The road climbs steeply after Covadonga, turn back and admire the extensive panorama behind you. When you reach the Mirador de la Reina, you will be able to see the entire Sierra de Covadonga and its succession of rocky pyramids stretching out ahead.

  • In the Cares Gorges (Garganta del Cares), from the lookout to the right, soon after Carreña de Cabrales, you can glimpse the fang-shaped peak of the Naranjo de Bulnes (2 519m), or Pic Uriellu; it is not the highest, but it is the most well-known of t..

  • 5 Santa Cueva

    Nature and gardens

    Built in honour of the "Virgin of Battles" who was said to have brought the Catholics victory in the Battle of Covadonga, the cave houses an 18C wooden Virgin Mary, the venerated Santina. She is patron saint of Asturias and a major processi..

  • 6 Basilica

    Religious buildings

    Built from 1886-1901 in the neo--Romanesque style. In front of the basilica stands the statue of Pelage topped with the Cross of Victory that the famous monk carried into battle (the original can be seen in Cámara Santa d'Oviedo).

  • 7 Museum

    Museums and art

    Contains presents from the Virgin of Covadonga, such as the magnificent crown decorated with more than 1,000 brilliants.

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