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Church in Villaviciosa

Iglesia de San Salvador de Valdediós

The area surrounding Villaviciosa is sprinkled with ancient churches. Don’t miss this beautifully preserved, triple-naved church, built in AD 893 as part of a palace complex for Alfonso III in the old Kingdom of Ast…
Asturian in Villaviciosa

La Cacharrería

Chequered floors and exuberantly colourful table settings set a festive mood at this recently opened eatery in Villaviciosa's town centre. Sample a smorgasbord of tasty small plates, from tortos (maize cakes) topped…
Beach in Villaviciosa

Playa de Rodiles

The beautiful, broad golden sands of 1km-long Playa de Rodiles, backed by pines and eucalyptus trees, front the sea at the mouth of the Ría de Villaviciosa, 11km north of Villaviciosa. Surfers might catch a wave her…
Museum in Villaviciosa

Museo del Jurásico de Asturias

Dotted with Jurassic-era fossils, the Asturian coastline between Gijón and Ribadesella is known as La costa de la los dinosaurios (the Dinosaur Coast). Asturias’ popular claw-shaped Jurassic museum, 18km east of Vil…
Church in Villaviciosa

Iglesia de San Juan de Amandi

This fine late-Romanesque church, built in the early 13th century, lies 1.5km south of Villaviciosa. Despite later interventions, including the addition of a late-18th-century porch and reconstruction due to Spanish…
Sidrería in Villaviciosa

La Ballera

This boisterous town-centre sidrería is as authentically Asturian as it gets: cheque-print paper tablecloths, earthy traditional fare (fabada, patatas al Cabrales, meaty mains), a good-value menú del día and, of cou…