Cangas de Onis is one of the most popular resorts in Eastern Asturias because of its location, which is the required step for anyone who wants to climb to the Lagos de Covadonga. Although it is known as Puente Romano, the bridge that is visible today is actually the medieval bridge that was built above it. It would be possible to say that today, it is a gateway to the Picos de Europa.
The Parish Church of Cangas de Onis is located in the center of the town. It was built in 1963 and it was consecrated in honor of the Virgin of the Assumption. It consists of three naves and transept and highlights its 33 meter high tower with a bell tower with three floors. Inside the church there are stained glass windows and paintings of the artist Casimiro Baragaña Spaniard.
In 1931, this chapel was named as a place of Cultural Interest. It is right next to the Roman Bridge. It stands on a dolmen (5000-3000 BC). Under King Favila, it was consecrated in the year 737. The chapel was erected to house the Cross of Oak, later renamed the Victoria Cross. The current building is a reconstruction that was enacted by Luis Menéndez Pidal in the postwar period. In his CRIPA lies the dolmen in which according to legend was buried King Favila. We found under the Chapel of Santa Cruz a Neolithic dolmen burial mound which was built in 737 to protect Victoria Cross and was declared an artistic monument in 1931. The present church is a recreation. It is said that the wife and son Pelayo Froiluba was buried in the Favila chapel.
This zoo is located on the outskirts of Cangas de Onis towards Covadonga. It has a variety of native species including bears, wolves, chamois, otters, lynx, grouse, buzzards, vultures, hawks etc. Many of the animals in the zoo are injured species which spend a season in Garandera and are then released into the wild once they recover.
In 2010, 3200 cyclists gathered at one of the tourist capitals of the Principality and gateway to the Picos de Europa, Cangas de Onis. A former professional cyclist, the German Reimud Dietzen with four of his former teammates, went ahead of this army of cyclists, parading through towns like Arriondas, Ribadesella, Porrúa, Corao, Covadonga. Beginning at the foot of his ascension to Basilica de Covadonga Lakes with a blazing sun made the climb harder but the magnificent scenery and the stands filled with followers and companions made it easier. As ever, we enjoyed a day of authentic cycling and a weekend of sports tourism in the Principality of Asturias. The photos belong to the races of 2009 and 2010.
Thanks to our guide tuexcursion.es and Thomas, we went with a group of friends to tour the Lagos de Covadonga. This spot is idyllic and can't be missed if you go to Asturias. Thomas explained very well the entire route and all the wildlife to be found there, as well as taught us several viewpoints and two metal mines restored for visitors to get an idea of how the minerals were removed from the area once. It was without a doubt, a trip to be remembered.
This tour has only recently been open to the public. Beautiful landscape somehow reminiscent of the enchanted city of Cuenca or Cabarceno Zoo. Some old cinnabar mines, manganese and iron. The weather was not the most appropriate for an outdoor visit. Rain, fog, you had to be careful not to slip. The guided path we took in the lakes of Covadonga, where the bar is, lakes which we did not see for the thick fog. You reach the Visitor Center Pedro Pidal and then the car park. It can be done in reverse. I loved it. With good weather it must be awesome.
From Cangas de Onis, take the N-620 that goes to Puerto del Ponton through Beyos gorge and reach the village of Tornín. A little further down, we discovered a bar to park the car and take a path which was a very easy trail. It can be done with children of any age and it runs through alder, poplar, hazel, ash, chestnut, oak, holly, at the end we arrived at the San Vicente at a full clean pool. Sometimes you can easily see the trout in the water. on the path we can also find a medieval bridge XIII that facilitated communications between the plateau and Cangas de Onis.
Walking through the small gorge of Beyu Pen can be done with children and when we did, we saw several characters from the Asturian mythology that had been camouflaged with rocks or trees by the painter Julian gijones Bravo. You can extend the trip to the village of Pen where you can enjoy a visit to the granary with more pegoyos (pillars) of Asturias.
The National Park Picos de Europa offers exhibitions with models, panels, objects and videos about the environment and ethnography of the various aspects of the Park. The center of the centre has a space dedicated to the life and history of Pedro Pidal, Marquis of Villaviciosa, driver of the National Parks Act. When you go outside, you will see a nice playground, an arboretum with native species and an old abandoned mining facility.
Pintu Palace is located in the center of Cangas de Onis, next to the parish church. It was built in the 20th century and is a copy of a palace from the earlier 17th century, which mimics Asturias. Square in plan, it consists of three floors, emphasizing the large eaves and wall paintings. On the north side stands the original house. A weekly market is open there every Sunday. It currently houses the tax office and inside is the sculpture of Mella political, Gerardo Zaragoza work.
One of the pioneers in Asturias is active and adventure tourism. Canoeing down the River Sella, Rafting, Canyoning, Quads, Buggies, Adventure Park .... the facilities are impressive and the staff is very professional.
Located in Santa Maria Church, the Hall of the Kingdom of Asturias shows robes, the beginnings of the kingdom and the Reconquista, games, pictures, family trees, useful warriors, among others. You can even host events and presentations. Tickets are 1.5 € and it is open daily in summer from 11:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 20:00 and Sundays from 12:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 20:00 hours and is closed on Mondays.
This XXIII edition of 2010, Cangas de Onis Athletics Club and the Municipal Sports managed to bring together some 840 participants at the starting line, led by double World Marathon Champion Abel Antón who took part in the test as a more popular corridor for a distance of 21 Km which start with a slight slope and found at Km 8.7 with a tough climb to the Real Sitio de Covadonga where its midpoint, and start back to Cangas de Onis by the same route that was lighter this year thanks to the time change (18:00 h) we were provided with a bit of relief from the heat and humidity that enveloped us throughout the entire day. The test was also Spain Championship Half Marathon for Fire and Emergency Services. As every year Cangas de Onis was abuzz with runners and companions that show that sport is not necessary in order to revitalize Asturias. You can check out the pictures I left here, they are from the last two marathons. Here are other competitive sporting events: Leon Classic Half Marathon cyclist Covadonga Lakes
The Classroom of the Kingdom of Asturias is a cultural space that offers a journey through the history of the Monarchy Astur, especially by the kings who held court in Cangas de Onis. You can understand the importance of the Asturian monarchy in Spain Thanks to an exhibition of the time (VIII-X), to panels, audiovisual materials, etc
Organizing a trip to the great city of Cangas de Onis and need some ideas on things to do in Cangas de Onis? Don't worry, there are plenty of places to visit in Cangas de Onis, an Asturian town that will take you by surprise.
This city is located in the province of Asturias, near the Cantabrian Sea and bordered to the north by the lovely towns of Ribadesella and Parres. What to do in Cangas de Onis? Enjoy the beach and have a walk up to the village of Ribadesella. Several things to see in Cangas de Onis in the center of the town are the Church of Santa Cruz, the Palace of Cortés, the Church of Santa Maria or the Roman bridge. Note the famous parish of Covadonga includes the Real Sitio de Covadonga which with the sanctuary is part of the Picos de Europa National Park. This is one of the most interesting places to see in Cangas de Onis. The Monument Covadonga is the most visited attraction in all of Asturias.
As far as nature is concerned, Asturias is spoiled. Picos de Europa is an extension of the National Park of the Mountain of Covadonga, which is visited each year by thousands of people who marvel at the unique natural landscapes.
The cuisine found in this town is based on traditional products: seafood, fish, meat, vegetables, and beverages like cider. The restaurants in town are considered to be another one of the great attractions in Cangas de Onis and you simply cannot miss out. Some more stuff to do in Cangas de Onis are the religious parties in July and August.
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