Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Oviedo

Catedral de San Salvador

Spanning nearly a millennium of architectural styles, Oviedo's stunning cathedral complex is the city's spiritual and artistic centrepiece. While the majority of the structure was built in Gothic and baroque styles …
Top Choice Cave in Ribadesella

Cueva de Tito Bustillo

To admire some of Spain’s finest cave art, including superb horse paintings probably done around 15,000 to 10,000 BC, visit this World Heritage–listed cave, 300m south of the western end of the Sella bridge. Daily v…
Top Choice Palace in Oviedo

Palacio de Santa María del Naranco

On the slopes of Monte Naranco, 3.5km northwest of central Oviedo, this tall, narrow palace – built by Ramiro I (842–50), Alfonso II’s successor – is an exquisite example of Asturias’ unique pre-Romanesque architect…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Senda del Oso

Cercado Osero

About 5.5km south of Tuñón (or a 1.1km walk south from the Área Recreativa Buyera, where cars can park), the Senda del Oso cycling and hiking path reaches the Cercado Osero, a 40,000-sq-metre hillside compound that'…
Top Choice Museum in Oviedo

Museo Arqueológico de Asturias

Partly within a restored 16th-century monastery, Asturias’ fascinating archaeology museum makes the most of the region’s archaeological riches through video and informative artefact displays. Subject matter ranges f…
Top Choice Museum in Oviedo

Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias

Oviedo’s Fine Arts Museum, housed in two of the city’s finest palaces, has a large, rewarding and growing collection, featuring paintings by Spanish and European greats such as Goya, Zurbarán, El Greco, Ribera, Titi…
Top Choice Beach in Llanes & Around

Playa de Torimbia

This beautiful, gold-blonde crescent bounded by rocky headlands and a bowl of green hills, 9km west of Llanes, is truly spectacular. It’s also a particularly popular nudist beach. Turn off the AS263 at Posada to rea…
Cave in Llanes & Around

Cueva del Pindal

The World Heritage–listed Cueva del Pindal, 2km northeast of Pimiango, contains 31 Palaeolithic paintings and engravings of animals, mostly in ochre, including bison, horses and rare depictions of a mammoth and a fi…
Church in Oviedo

Iglesia de San Miguel de Lillo

A gem of Asturian pre-Romanesque architecture, this noble remnant of a 9th-century church perches peacefully on the slopes of Monte Naranco, 3.5km northwest of downtown Oviedo. Enshrined as a UNESCO World Heritage s…
Museum in Senda del Oso

Parque de la Prehistoria

Four kilometres south of Entrago, this park-museum is well worth a visit for its excellent introduction to Spanish and European cave art. It includes replicas of Asturias’ World Heritage–listed Tito Bustillo and Can…