Here you can find many of our favourite places throughout Asturias and Cantabria with full reviews on Spain This Way...

Altamira Caves

Altamira Caves (Cantabria Province)

Some magnificent pre-historic art is in these UNESCO-listed caves. The wonderful paintings are amongst the best prehistoric paintings in the world.

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Alto Campoo

Alto Campoo (Cantabria Province)

Alto Campoo is a small ski resort in the Picos de Europa. It is particularly suited to beginner and intermediate level skiers.

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Aviles (Asturias Province)

Aviles has an interesting medieval centre. Many of its buildings are painted in lovely pastel colours.

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Barcena Mayor

Barcena Mayor (Cantabria Province)

Barcena Mayor is a picturesque village with lots of the typically balconied houses of the region. Situated in the Cabuerniga Valley.

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Cangas de Onis

Cangas de Onis (Asturias Province)

Cangas de Onis has a lovely Roman bridge and fantastic mountain scenery. It is close to Covadonga said to be the starting place for the Reconquest.

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Castro Urdiales

Castro Urdiales (Cantabria Province)

Castro Urdiales is a fishing town with an attractive harbour. It is a popular holiday resort.

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Comillas (Cantabria Province)

Comillas is a very good resort which has lots of Modernista buildings including the El Capricho designed by Antoni Gaudi.

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Covadonga (Asturias Province)

Covadonga village and sanctuary are set in beautiful mountain scenery. The Battle of Covadonga is considered to be the start of the Reconquest of Spain.

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Cudillero (Asturias Province)

Cudillero has lots of colourful houses surround its port. It is one of Spain's most beautiful villages.

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Gijon (Asturias Province)

Gijon is the largest city in the region and is surrounded by industry but once in the centre the city is pleasant and has good beaches and nightlife.

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Laredo (Cantabria Province)

Laredo has a lovely beach and an attractive old town. It is a thriving holiday resort.

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Llanes (Asturias Province)

Llanes is an excellent seaside town on a rugged stretch of coast and with the Picos de Europa providing a backdrop.

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Luarca (Asturias Province)

Luarca is a very attractive town surrounded by cliffs and with a really excellent harbour.

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Mogrovejo (Cantabria Province)

Mogrovejo is one of Spain's most beautiful villages. Mogrovejo is a mountain village in the Picos de Europa.

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Oviedo (Asturias Province)

Oviedo is the cultural capital of Asturias and has a medieval centre and lots of examples of Pre-Romanesque architecture.

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Potes (Cantabria Province)

Take a step back in time as you wander around this lovely old town. An excellent base for visiting the Picos.

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Puente Viesgo

Puente Viesgo (Cantabria Province)

Puente Viesgo is a lovely village in a beautiful setting and has some excellent caves full of stalagtites, stalagmites and lots of prehistoric paintings.

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Ribadesella (Asturias Province)

Ribadesella is a charming seaside resort with an old town, a sandy beach and Modernista villas.

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Santander (Cantabria Province)

Santander is the lively capital of Cantabria and has a popular seaside suburb of El Sardinero.

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Santillana del Mar

Santillana del Mar (Cantabria Province)

Santillana del Mar is perhaps the highlight of a visit to this part of Spain. It is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe.

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Santona (Cantabria Province)

Santona is a fairly busy holiday resort and fishing town. It has a nice sandy beach and its bay is surrounded by hills.

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