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Oviedo area in Spain

The comarca of Oviedo, Asturias shopping centre

Location: From Oviedo is located in the Principality of Asturias, single autonomous community in the North of the Iberian peninsula. This area is referred to as the commercial center of the region in which converges all activity both administrative and University.

Municipalities: It consists of about 15 municipalities and councils of which Oviedo is the most important being the capital of the region. As a curiosity we can say that with that name other cities and towns in other countries of the world such as Dominican Republic, Paraguay and United States.

What to see? The area boasts a rich cultural and religious heritage you can find examples of Asturian pre-Romanesque art that was declared World Heritage site by the end of the eighties and which took place at the beginning of the 10th century. Also noted by the natural environment of great quality for the good state of conservation.

What to eat? The protagonist of the gastronomy of the region of Oviedo dish is fabada. In the area you will find a lot of cider and a chocolate tradition that goes back in the mid-18th century.

Where to stay? You won't have any problem to find accommodation for the days that you plan to spend in the region of Oviedo. You have access to many hotels, holiday cottages and apartments.

How to get? There are several highways that connect the region with its surroundings, while train service is very well organized. Asturias airport is the other option to get to the area, has daily flights to Madrid.

Asturias province in Spain

Asturias, good cuisine and an ideal place for rural tourism

Location: The autonomous community of Asturias is in the North of the Iberian peninsula and is a single region. Bordered on the West by the province of Lugo, on the South by the province of León and to the East by Cantabria. Its coast is part of the Cantabrian Sea and its capital is Oviedo.

Municipalities: 79 councils and municipalities which have a not very high population density form the region. The economy of the area is mainly agricultural and industrial but with the rise of rural tourism has grown the offer for visitors coming to the area.

What to see? In Asturias you can have an agenda full of places to visit since it has a very rich historical heritage by its history. You will also have the option of long walks and dishes typical of the region.

What to eat? The fabes and cider and cabrales cheese are the three jewels of Asturian gastronomy which exported to the Iberian peninsula and Europe. You can also try good meat and fresh fish from the Bay of Biscay.

Where to stay? In coastal areas and in the big towns you won't have any problems to enjoy good hotels or choose more modest hostels. In the part more than interior will have fewer options.

How to get? The car is the best means of transport to get to Asturias. It has a good amount of dual carriageways and motorways connecting it with nearby regions. You can also choose to move through the region by train or by public bus. The only airport is that of Asturias.

Asturias region in Spain

The Principality of Asturias, rural tourism and delicious food

Location: The Principality of Asturias is located in the north of the Iberian peninsula. It borders with other communities such as Galicia, Castilla y Leon and Cantabria. To the north is the Cantabrian Sea with many towns on the coast.

Municipalities: Composed of more than one hundred municipalities which are attached through councils.  The economy of the community focuses mainly on sector services and livestock.

What to see? Asturias is a place in which you can find both large green meadows and beautiful beaches. In the summer, enjoy excursions in temperate weather. There are must-see places like Oviedo or Gijón.

What to eat? Asturian fabada is the principle dish of Asturias, but there is also a cuisine rich with more than a hundred types of cheeses typical of the region, and beverages such as cider.

Where to stay? You can stay at any of the large municipalities where you will have no problem finding a hotel.

How to get there? The main means of transportation is the car. It can be reached by any of the highways connecting Asturias with its surroundings. It has an airport near Oviedo and a daily bus and train system.