The capital city of Asturias: Nowadays is a cosmopolite
city where art, culture and tradition are found in the town center.
Santa María del Naranco and San Miguel de Lillo, a prerromanic
church and a prerromanic castle build by the first Asturian kings are
held in the Naranco mountain.
The Picos de Europa National park, and other parts of the Asturian
mountain range: The most famous peak in the park is the Picu Urriellu,
also known as Naranjo de Bulnes (2519 m), a molar-shaped mountain which
glows orange in the evening sun, hence its name. Weather permitting, it
can be viewed clearly from Camarmeña village, near Las Arenas de
The shrine to the Virgin Mary of Covadonga and the mountain lakes (los
lagos), near Cangas de Onís: Legend has it that in the 8th
century, the Virgin blessed Asturian Christian forces with a well-timed
signal to attack Spain's Moorish conquerors, thereby taking the
invaders by surprise. The Reconquista and eventual unification of all
Spain is therefore said to have started in this very location.
The Asturian coast: especially the beaches in and around the summer
resort of Llanes, and the Playa del Silencio near Cudillero fishing