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The Costa Verde east of Gijon

The Costa Verde east of Gijon

By car, 152 km, 1 day

The Costa Verde gets its name from the colour of the sea and its shores green with eucalyptus and pine trees. This coast, one of the most beautiful in Spain, has the Cantabrian mountains and the Picos de Europa as a backdrop. From Gijón onwards, the landscape is a series of cliffs, beaches and fishing villages. San Vicente de la Barquera, at the end of your journey, embodies the quintessential Cantabrian coast, with its beaches, old village and breathtaking view of the Picos de Europa with their snowy peaks.

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Church of San Juan  

33311 Amandi
Religious buildings

Clinging to the mountain and identifiable by its belltower gable, the church of San Juan, which was transformed in the 18C, has kept its 13C portal and apse with elegant decoration.


Mirador del Fito   Worth a journey Worth a journey Worth a journey

33341 La Isla
Nature and gardens

Located some 10km from the coast, this lookout point affords a splendid panoramic view of the Picos de Europa, the Sierra del Sueve and the Costa Verde.


Tito Bustillo Cave   Interesting

N 632 33560 Ribadesella
Archaeological and historical sites

The caves (Cuevas de Tito Bustillo) are famous for their wall of paintings created between the Solutrean and Magdalenian ages (around 20 000 years BC) and depicting animals, including horses, deer and reindeer. The Cave Art Centre onsite presents a fun, interactive exhibition, created so as to preserve the caves.




The resort   Interesting

39540 San Vicente de la Barquera
Architecture, castles and historic districts

This spa resort is attractive as a result of the originality of its location, its huge beach and its old houses. At the top of the hill, the Church of Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles is interesting. There is an attractive view of the village from the road to Unquera.

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