The three main cities of Asturias

Endless days, stress, traffic jams, fast food ... Sound familiar? They are some of the key concepts of today's society, which has become distorted. If you feel like going back to nature, to harmony; to breathe again and be free, to eat well again and, ultimately, to enjoy and feel alive again, a good option is to travel to Asturias, a place that has a lot to offer.

This autonomous community in northern Spain is a perfect combination of nature, gastronomy and culture. And although the first thing that will catch your attention in this place will be its landscapes, you should not leave aside its cities, which hide multiple secrets. Today in Hard Hobbit To Break We want to talk to you about the three main cities in Asturias: Avilés, Gijón and Oviedo. Do you want to discover them? Well, you just have to join us!


First of all, we want to talk about Avilés, a commercial city of medieval origin and of great tradition sailor, which has a lot to offer the traveler: palaces, gardens, fountains, arcaded houses, churches ...

Located in the central coastal strip of Asturias, Avilés is a modern city, although it houses a beautiful old town that has been declared a Historic-Artistic-Monumental Complex, since it houses important jewelry of civil and religious architecture. In fact, it is one of the best preserved old towns in Asturias.

As it could not be otherwise, we must also talk about the Avilés estuary, one of the estuaries most beautiful natural resources of the autonomous community. This estuary has been recovered environmentally, and has a promenade that offers wonderful views.

Of Avilés we must also highlight the Niemeyer Center, the last and most important work of the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in Europe. This construction puts an innovative touch to skyline from the city.



On the shores of the Cantabrian Sea we find Gijón, the most populous city in Asturias, which shows an attractive combination of heritage monumental, modern urbanism on the edge of the beach and marine flavor. Even the Romans fell in love with this place and, in fact, they placed their thermal baths in Campo Valdés.

Without a doubt, one of the great attractions of Gijón is Cimadevilla, an old fishermen's neighborhood that preserves the layout, the buildings and the atmosphere of its seafaring past.

Of course, we must also talk about its wonderful beaches. Specifically, we want to highlight that of San Lorenzo, a large urban sandy area in the form of shell, and Poniente, which has artificial sand and is ideal for sunbathing and water sports.

Nor can we forget the Laboral City of Culture and its Center for Art and Industrial Creation, which allows us to discover culture and landscape from the environment of Gijón.



Finally, we must talk about Oviedo, the Asturian capital, a hospitable and dynamic city that has an intense cultural and commercial life. Since its foundation in the 8th century it has been linked to the monarchy Asturian and, in fact, came to hold the capital of the Kingdom. As a consequence, it houses a historical center of undoubted medieval flavor. Of course, modernity has endowed it with a careful urban layout that is easy to navigate.

Of its Old Town they emphasize the Cathedral, the Holy Chamber and some churches and convents, as well as museums.

It is important to keep in mind that Asturias houses the largest number of representative buildings of Art pre-romanesque Asturian, which were declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1985 and 1988.

If you have the opportunity to visit Oviedo you will not be able to stop taking a tapa on the Boulevard de la sidra, which is what the Gascona street, which is full of restaurants and cider houses.

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