If you plan to visit the north of Spain, Asturias definitely has to be on your list. For this reason, in this post, we propose a list of the places that you cannot miss in Asturias.
It is our favourite city in Asturias. Fishing, industrial and sports port. It offers the traveller a city with a unique green environment, where the Atlantic Botanical Garden and the Labour City of Culture stand out with its Centre for Art and Industrial Creation.
It is the capital of Asturias. It is located in the centre of the region, about a 45-minute drive south of the ocean. It is a medium-sized old town with about 200,000 inhabitants. The city has some of the oldest Christian buildings in Spain, and an even older past dating back to the Celts.
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A refugee from the sea and the land, with houses of a thousand colours that will leave you sighing and that, remind us of Portugal or the Italian coast. It has spectacular views from the lighthouse or the watchtower. If you are a lover of colourful towns, this one will enchant you.
SILENCIO BEACH (CUDILLERO):
His name says it all! Playa del Silencio is a place where the cliffs close in on themselves, turning the waves into the best music in the place. For some, it is the most beautiful beach in the West and one of the best beaches in Spain. It has a shell shape and a length that does not exceed 500 meters in length. The protective cliffs, the islets scattered on the shore and the quality and special colour of its waters are combined.
To access it, you have to follow a dirt path on foot and descend (and then climb) a staircase of more than one hundred steps.
A capital and fishing village with a beautiful old town, a seafaring tradition, ethnography, folklore, gastronomy, beaches and mountains that look out over the peaks of Europe. Just seeing a photo of this place is enough to understand why you should visit it.
POO BEACH (LLANES):
This funnel-shaped beach stands out for the clarity of its waters and the spectacle offered by the low tide make this Asturian beach one of the most special on the Cantabrian coast. When the tide rises, the sea enters through the channel that has been formed over the centuries and remains stagnant as if it were a shallow pool. All these characteristics make it perfect to enjoy with the family.
CUE BEACH (LLANES):
It is a beach of fine white sand, with a rocky environment, which is linked by a sandy barrier to a large rock known as Isla Grande. At high tide, it becomes a natural pool, without waves, as it is sheltered from the open sea. It is an ideal corner for diving or fishing. It is not accessible for people with reduced mobility.
This attractive town in eastern Asturias is very famous for the enclave where the prehistoric Cueva de Tito Bustillo is located (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for the importance of the paintings, engravings and other manifestations of rock art).
Sandwiched between the sea and the mountains, Plasters is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. Just by looking at it you will understand why it is worthy of such a title. It has a beautiful old town, cobbled streets, palaces and emblazoned houses that are interspersed with fishermen’s houses.
It is the white village of the green coast. The first thing that will catch your attention in this town is white as the predominant colour in all its houses. Without a doubt, it is the whitest of the entire Asturian coast. All of Laura is crossed by the Negro River, which flows into the beaches. It is also worth mentioning its cemetery, considered of great beauty because it is located facing the Cantabrian.
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SOME GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO VISIT ASTURIAS:
If you plan your trip to Asturias, keep in mind what is the best time of year to do it depending on your interests.
In Asturias, the climate is very changeable, especially in spring and autumn. Good vacation planning allows you to make the most of your time.
The season with the least rain in summer. In summer we can reach 34 degrees in the interior and 30 on the coast.
Winter is cold but not rainy so doing activities outside is possible.
Spring is the rainiest time of the year. The months of April and May rainfall are abundant but the days are long and can be used.