Asturias is in the northern territory of Spain and is a very beautiful, very green place to visit. The Bay of Biscay (Mar Cantabrico) is to the north of Asturias and Cantabria to the east, Galicia to the west and Castilla y Leon to the south. Asturias has some of the most spectacular landscapes in Europe and the scenery on the coastline is absolutely breathtaking.
Although part of Spain, Asturias is very different to a typical Spanish holiday resort as it hasn’t been bombarded with tourism and is yet to be commercialised to the same extent. It truly makes for a perfect destination for the more discerning traveller who wants to experience the real Spanish culture. The province has just three main cities, Gijon, Aviles and Oviedo and the biggest population live in the countryside.
In the months of June, July and August the more sporty types can enjoy canoeing, quad biking, mountain climbing and biking.
To the north of Spain you will find Astorga with its famous cathedral and the Bishop Palace built by the genial Gaudi. You can try the local dish, Maragato, a dish with meat, cabbage, peas and hot soup. Gijon is another small town in Asturias with its all year round climate. In the summer it can reach soaring temperatures whilst in the winter, the weather is mild with quite a lot of rainy and windy days.
Leon is a nice provincial town and is also famous for its cathedral with its absolutely stunning stained glass windows. The City walls, the San Isidoro Collegiate Church and the San Marcos Convent make for a perfect sightseeing holiday destination.
Oviedo is known as the modern capital of the province of Asturias. It is also famous for its churches and the most important one is the cathedral with its Gothic structure. The church is right in the middle of Old Oviedo and once a year attention is drawn to Oviedo, when a famous human rights prize is given away.
Due to the unspoilt way of life in Asturias, more and more people are choosing to holiday there.
The international airport is only 15km from Aviles, 40km from Gijon and 47km from Oviedo. Most of the traffic is domestic flights coming in from Madrid, Barcelona and Palma. International flights are available from the UK, Belgium and France.