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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 Sidrería in Oviedo

Tierra Astur

A particularly atmospheric sidrería-restaurant famous for its prize-winning cider and ridiculously good-value menú del día (€10.80, lunch Monday to Friday). People queue for tables, settle for tapas at the bar or ju…
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 Asturian in Oviedo

Gloria

Two-Michelin-starred Asturian chef Nacho Manzano brings his culinary genius to Oviedo with this elegant casa de comidas (food house). Exquisitely prepared traditional dishes come as tapas, medias raciones or racione…
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 Asturian in Ribadesella

Arbidel

Much-loved, Michelin-starred Arbidel is famous for chef Jaime Uz’s reinvention of classic Asturian flavours and ingredients with a distinctly modern flair – at non-exorbitant prices (relatively speaking). Exquisitel…
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…