Category: Asturias

How the madñas are manufactured in the Pendones workshop in the Nalón Valley in Asturias

Know what are the mothers? This is how the wooden clogs that are used in the rural world of the Cantabrian mountains are known in Asturias, Cantabria and Galicia. The madñas are similar to the typical clogs of Holland and Sweden, and they are also made in a single piece of wood.
22 places to see and visit on your tourism trip to Asturias
22 places to see and visit on your tourism trip to Asturias
Pre-Romanesque church of Santa Cristina de Lena in Asturias When considering a trip to Asturias, in Spain, it has many interesting and attractive places to visit and we already anticipate that it is one of our favorite regions. You will find green and lush mountain landscapes, or very beautiful coastal corners with great beaches, but with many coves.
Asturias - This is the visit of the pre-Romanesque church of Santa Cristina de Lena
Asturias - This is the visit of the pre-Romanesque church of Santa Cristina de Lena
Pre-Romanesque church of Santa Cristina de Lena in Asturias Green landscapes, beautiful villages, gastronomy ... but also pre-Romanesque art. The possibility of seeing the best examples of pre-Romanesque art in Spain is, without a doubt, one of the differentiating attractions of a tourist trip to Asturias. In this respect, you have surely heard, and you may even have visited one of the main pre-Romanesque shows such as Santa María del Naranco, in Oviedo.
Asturias - This is the Romanesque church of San Vicente Serrapio in Montaña Central
Asturias - This is the Romanesque church of San Vicente Serrapio in Montaña Central
Church of San Vicente Serrapio in the Central Mountain of Asturias Within the great cultural heritage of Asturias, which justifies a very different trip through these beautiful lands of northern Spain, Romanesque art also occupies a very prominent place. And among the various samples that you can visit, there is a place that undoubtedly very prominent: I mean the church of San Vicente Serrapio.
Gijón - Altarpiece of the Sea in the Casa Natal de Jovellanos Museum
Gijón - Altarpiece of the Sea in the Casa Natal de Jovellanos Museum
Altarpiece of the Sea of ​​Sebastian Looking at the Jovellanos de Gijón museum On your walk through the historic Cimavilla neighborhood, in Gijón, there is a corner that will catch your attention. It is the palace of the late sixteenth century that is currently the headquarters of the Casa Natal de Jovellanos Museum, the first museum that opened in the city.
Asturias - This is the Romanesque church of the monastery of Valdediós
Asturias - This is the Romanesque church of the monastery of Valdediós
Monastery of Santa María de Valdediós in Asturias You will know the great artistic wealth of Asturias in relation to its heritage of pre-Romanesque architecture, as well as its many examples of Romanesque architecture. But undoubtedly a place where this wealth is combined in the best way is in the Puelles Valley, just 8 kilometers from Villaviciosa.
Asturias - How to climb Brañagallones in the Natural Park of Redes
Asturias - How to climb Brañagallones in the Natural Park of Redes
Brañagallones in the Redes park in Asturias The most visited place in the Redes natural park, in the Nalón Valley of Asturias, is called Vega Brañagallones. It is a large meadow located in the mountainous massif of this natural park where many traditional livestock huts are concentrated that offers us one of the most beautiful landscapes of it.
Asturias - Walk of the traditional Asturian granaries in Bueño
Asturias - Walk of the traditional Asturian granaries in Bueño
Horreos in Bueño in Asturias If you want to see granaries on your trip to Asturias, it will be very easy, because these traditional constructions are an intrinsic part of the rural stamp. But I will tell you that very close to Oviedo, next to Mieres, in the region of the Central Mountain, you have a town with one of the highest concentrations of granaries in Asturias.
Asturias - Romanesque church of San Juan de Amandi in Villaviciosa
Asturias - Romanesque church of San Juan de Amandi in Villaviciosa
Church of San Juan de Amandi in Villaviciosa in Asturias Asturias is well known for its pre-Romanesque monuments, but I will tell you that it also has many examples of Romanesque churches. So I could see during one of my last trips that focused on the cultural heritage of Asturias, and during which I discovered the Romanesque church of San Juan de Amandi, in Villaviciosa, of which I speak now.
Asturias - A photographic walk through Villaviciosa in the Comarca de la Sidra
Asturias - A photographic walk through Villaviciosa in the Comarca de la Sidra
Palaces in the historic center of Villaviciosa Have you not yet traveled to Asturias? Then perhaps Villaviciosa only sounds to you because of the various brands of Asturian cider that you will know come from that villa. It is true, in fact, Villaviciosa is known as the capital of the Apple, and is the head of the so-called Comarca de la Sidra.
What to see and do on your tour of the Nalón Valley in Asturias
What to see and do on your tour of the Nalón Valley in Asturias
Viewpoint in the Natural Park of Networks in Asturias Asturias offers you many attractions to make a tourist trip, but there are some of them that are little known. If you have already traveled to the most popular places in Asturias, such as Gijón, the coastal area of ​​Llanes or the Picos de Europa, you can consider discovering a more recondite and different Asturias.
Asturias - Santa Eulalia de Ujo, the church that moved to give way to the train
Asturias - Santa Eulalia de Ujo, the church that moved to give way to the train
Church of Santa Eulalia de Ujo in the Central Mountain of Asturias When you see a Gothic or Renaissance church, it is easy to foresee that the temple can be an evolution of a Romanesque church, which over the centuries has expanded and increased. But in the Central Mountain of Asturias you can see a different evolution of an old Romanesque church, which was renovated as a result of industrial development.
Asturias - This is the visit of the Samuño mining Ecomuseum in Valle del Nalón
Asturias - This is the visit of the Samuño mining Ecomuseum in Valle del Nalón
Well of San Luis in the mining Ecomuseum Valle de Samuño in Asturias The transformation that is experiencing the Nalón Valley in Asturias, and specifically Langreo and its surroundings, involves the recovery of old industrial facilities to become tourist attractions. In this line, just over two years ago I had the opportunity to meet the then project of the mining Ecomuseum of the Samuño Valley, near Langreo, which since the end of June of this year 2013 can already be visited.
Asturias - The endearing museum of the Rural School of Viñón, in the Comarca de la Sidra
Asturias - The endearing museum of the Rural School of Viñón, in the Comarca de la Sidra
Museum of the Rural School of Asturias in Viñón The so-called ethnographic tourism, which allows you to know the culture and customs of the places you visit, is increasingly popular. And in Asturias there are very good exponents of it. In this regard, I want to highlight a very endearing place that I had the opportunity to discover during my recent trip through Asturias.
Oviedo - Photo Gallery of Santa María del Naranco, jewel of the Asturian pre-Romanesque
Oviedo - Photo Gallery of Santa María del Naranco, jewel of the Asturian pre-Romanesque
Southeast facade of Santa María del Naranco de Oviedo in Asturias An essential visit on your tourist trip to Oviedo in Asturias is to climb the nearby Mount Naranco to see the great jewel of Asturian pre-Romanesque art, Santa María del Naranco. It is a building that in the 9th century was part of a palace complex, and that has been declared a World Heritage Site.
La Felguera - Visiting the steel and workers' houses as a museum
La Felguera - Visiting the steel and workers' houses as a museum
Former cooling tower, current headquarters of Musi Museum of the Ironworks of La Felguera One of the attractions of traveling through northern European countries is the possibility of visiting living museums, where it shows how people lived in the previous centuries. That is the case, for example from Sweden, or even from Germany, where you can see museums with fully recovered country houses and decorated with furniture of the time, and even with actors who personify the supposed residents therein.
Aviles - 7 reasons to visit the Niemeyer Cultural Center
Aviles - 7 reasons to visit the Niemeyer Cultural Center
Niemeyer de Avilés Cultural Center in Asturias at dusk The political controversies that the cultural programming of the Niemeyer de Avilés Center in Asturias has caused in recent weeks, may have led you to wonder what the attractiveness of this cultural center is, and even to ask yourself the possibility of visiting it.
How the madñas are manufactured in the Pendones workshop in the Nalón Valley in Asturias
How the madñas are manufactured in the Pendones workshop in the Nalón Valley in Asturias
Know what are the mothers? This is how the wooden clogs that are used in the rural world of the Cantabrian mountains are known in Asturias, Cantabria and Galicia. The madñas are similar to the typical clogs of Holland and Sweden, and they are also made in a single piece of wood.
Discover the Casín Cheese from the Nalón Valley in Asturias
Discover the Casín Cheese from the Nalón Valley in Asturias
One of the great gastronomic specialties of Asturias are cheeses. And one of the most unknown and, on the other hand, more laureates of recent years is Casin Cheese. It is a specialty that since ancient times has been handcrafted in the houses of the villages of Caso, Sobrescobio and Piloña, in the Nalón Valley, and that only a few years ago has begun to be sold outside the aforementioned Asturian valley .