Visit Asturias and Cantabria: tourism and sightseeing

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

Altamira Caves (Cantabria Province)

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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 (Cantabria Province)

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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)

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

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Barcena Mayor (Cantabria Province)

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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 (Asturias Province)

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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 (Cantabria Province)

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

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Comillas (Cantabria Province)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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

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Llanes (Asturias Province)

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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)

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

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Mogrovejo (Cantabria Province)

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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)

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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)

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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 (Cantabria Province)

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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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Santander (Cantabria Province)

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

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Santillana del Mar (Cantabria Province)

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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)

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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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