Attractions

Cave in Covadonga

Santa Cueva

In this cave, now with a chapel installed, the Virgin supposedly appeared to Pelayo's warriors before their AD 722 victory over the Muslims. Weekends and summers see long queues of the faithful and curious lining up…
Church in Covadonga

Basílica de Covadonga

Covadonga's original wooden church burnt down in 1777 and landslides destroyed much of the settlement in the 19th century. The main church, the Basílica de Covadonga, is a neo-Romanesque affair built between 1877 an…
Chapel in Cangas de Onís

Capilla de Santa Cruz

This tiny chapel was built in the mid-20th century to replace its 8th-century predecessor (erected by Pelayo's son Favila), which was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War. The 1940s rebuilders discovered that the …
Museum in Covadonga

Museo de Covadonga

A few steps from Covadonga's basilica is the extensive Museo de Covadonga, devoted to Covadonga's history and extraordinary gifts from the faithful. Among the sparkling collection you'll find a number of paintings o…
Bridge in Cangas de Onís

Puente Romano

Arching like a cat in fright, the so-called 'Roman Bridge' that spans the Río Sella was actually built in the 13th century, but is no less beautiful for its mistaken identity. From it hangs a 1939 copy of the Cruz d…