Over the past week, Asturias surprised me with striking landscapes and outstanding gastronomy. Within this small principality in Northern Spain, we explored the mountain range of Picos de Europa, watched the scenic landscapes from the craggy San Lorenzo Cape, tried pouring cider the traditional Asturian way (from 2m high!) and wandered through the cosmopolitan city of Oviedo.
Our trip brought us from urban boulevards to the sprawling countryside, UNESCO World Heritage sites to tiny charming fishing villages, and sandy beaches to towering mountains. I’d long heard about the unique fare and landscapes of Asturias but never imagined the extend to which it would capture me. Thanks to the Asturias Tourism Board and Turismo.as, our group of travel bloggers got a good taste of the region and left with plenty of stories to tell. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing mine here. Meanwhile, here are some highlights of our journey through Asturias, as seen through pictures.
Picos de Europa, the highest peaks of Northern Spain
Covadonga Lake in the midst of the Picos de Europa National Park
The colorful fishing village of Cudillero
Outdoor market in Oviedo, capital of Asturias
The marine at the city of Gijon
Fishing boats float on the calm water surface at the port of Cudillero
Raging waves at the fishing village of Cudillero
Rocky beach, Playa Toro, in Llanes
Cliffs along the coastline of Llanes
Green hills, clear waters and terracotta-roofed houses: Llanes at my feet.
This experience was made possible by Asturias Tourism Board and Turismo.as, but all opinions are my own. Read more about my travels in Asturias here or follow me on Twitter with the #Turismoas hashtag.