Cheap flights to Asturias
Unique, different, inimitable, unforgettable...
Don't miss this intriguing Spanish destination known for it's natural unique crisp-tasting ciders and stunning scenery. An authentic paradise, full of emotions, sensations, memories and experiences, where it is possible to enjoy nature in its purest form, a pioneering and innovative form of rural tourism, mountain peaks, more than three hundred kilometres of surprising coastline and breathtaking cliffs, charming fishing villages, friendly, affable cities, a castro, a prehistoric cave….and more, always with the best cuisine and the warmest tables as a backdrop.
Asturias has it all, and inspires you to come explore it.
Have you ever thought about the number of experiences you can only have in Asturias? Here are just some of the “Made in Asturias” adventures that you won´t want to miss.
A CIDER THAT IS POURED
, in its natural form. Asturias is the only region that has preserved and passes on the technique and art of cider pouring, which enables us to enjoy its many nuances and natural flavour.
FOLLOW THE CANTABRIAN BROWN BEAR
in Teverga, Somiedo and Fuentes del Narcea
VIEW OF THE PICOS DE EUROPA MOUNTAIN RANGE
and the Cantabrian Sea, from the El Fitu observation deck, located between Arriondas and Colunga, looping across the Sueve range. One example of the coexistence between the sea and the mountains.
: Asturian or Pre-Romanesque art. Declared a world Heritage, Oviedo and its surroundings conserve the most emblematic jewls of what was the Kingdom of Asturias.
DISCOVER THE STARTING POINT OF THE WAY TO ST. JAMES
at the Cathedral in Oviedo, the first stop on the oldest route of the pilgrimage, established by Asturias King Alfonso II, the Chaste.
, which preserve the art of our ancestors, while at the same time serving as a place to age internationally famous cheeses, such as Cabrales.
IMMITATE THE INTERNATIONAL DESCENT OF THE RIVER SELLA
like a true professional, between the towns of Arriondas and Ribadesella.
It may be autumn but there are lots of fun festivals to warm you up. On 19 October restaurants celebrate Oviedo's famous desarme' day with a traditional meal. Gijón's International Film Festival runs between 19-26 October, and is held in various venues across town. (www.gijonfilmfestival.com) In Avilés? Then visit the Amagüestu', an autumn harvest festival celebrated at the beginning of November. Taste the sidradulce' (sweet, unfermented cider) and roast chestnuts in the town squares, along with other warming snacks.
Gijón's Euro Groovy Festival, on 4,5,6 August, is a celebration of sixties and mod culture with music, a scooter rally, a market and exhibitions. For more information visit https://euroyeye.es/.
Oviedo's Mueseo de Belles Artes de Asturias, reopened last year after extensive renovation. It's well worth a visit, housing one of the best collections in Spain outside Madrid and Barcelona. There's local and religious art on display but also works by Dalí, Picasso, Moro and Sorolla. Free entry. http://www.museobbaa.com/el-museo/
If you're in Asturias at the beginning of January, you're still in time to see Oviedo's magical nativity scene, which boasts over 200 figures. In March, you'll find traditional processions in the region's three main towns during Easter week but they're especially famous in Avilés, which also hosts a 10.000 citizen strong `Fiesta del Bollu' on Easter Monday. The bollu' is a roll or bun and families and friends eat their Easter lunch al fresco' in the town´s centre and parks watching the colourful floats go by.
Oviedo's opera season is famous and visitors to the region can enjoy Gounod's Faust on 9, 11, 13, 14, 15 October. Mozart's Così Fan Tutte runs on 13, 15, 17, 19 November, and Bellini's I Capuleti e I Montecchi will be performed on 11, 13, 15, 17 December. (www.operaoviedo.com)
From 25 to 30 July Avilés is expecting 20,000 visitors to celebrate the 20th birthday of its Festival Intercéltico. Concerts and dancing featuring local musicians and pipers from Scotland, Ireland and Brittany will be held in Las Meanas with food stalls offering Asturian goodies.
Meanwhile, from 9 to 15 August enjoy Gijon's Semana Grande, with free concerts during the week leading up to the grand finale when there are fireworks on the beach at midnight.
to a football match! Gijon's much loved Sporting' is in the first division so there are some exciting matches to be seen at their stadium, the Molinón, the oldest in Spain. Completely refurbished five years ago, it provides a comfy family experience and there's a circle of eateries around the complex too. Ticket prices vary but are generally cheaper than back home.
In January don't miss the Epiphany celebrations in the main cities on the 5th when the Three Wise Men lead a parade through the streets. Gijón's parade is especially impressive, ending up in the Plaza Mayor with a massive party. Visitors in February can join the carnival street parties that take place from the 4th-9th of the month with partygoers in fancy dress.