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Top Choice Gastronomy in Arriondas

Casa Marcial

Hidden in gorgeous countryside north of Arriondas is this double-Michelin-starred restaurant in Asturian chef Nacho Manzano's childhood home. Even the 'short' menús here are 12-course extravaganzas, showcasing local…
Top Choice Asturian in Cangas de Onís

El Molín de la Pedrera

This good-value, stone-and-brick-walled family-run eatery wins with both its traditional Asturian dishes – such as fabada (bean, meat and sausage stew), tortos de maíz (maize cakes) and local cheese platters – as we…
Asturian in Arriondas

El Corral del Indianu

Putting a gourmet spin on traditional Asturian cooking, this Michelin-starred favourite is Arriondas' most original dining spot. If you don't fancy the highly creative and extensive tasting menús (€60 to €89), go fo…
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…
Food & Drinks in Cangas de Onís

Quesos Aquilino

Cangas abounds in shops selling Asturian food and drink specialities. This place, in business since 1865, is packed floor-to-ceiling with one of the region's best selections of local cheeses, meats, ciders, marmalad…
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 …
Asturian in Cangas de Onís

La Sifonería

Crammed with ancient cider-making siphons, blue-and-white-tiled walls and photos of the friendly cider-pouring owners, this wonderfully down-to-earth tapas spot is perfect for tucking into uncomplicated Asturian coo…
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…
Seafood in Cangas de Onís

El Campanu

Near the Roman bridge, this bustling sidrería (cider house) and marisquería (seafood restaurant) specialises in fresh fish and shellfish, with a menu that ranges from seafood arroces (rice dishes) to grilled catch o…