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Cheap flights to Asturias

Asturias - also known as the Principality of Asturias - is one of 17 autonomous communities of Spain, bordering Castile and Leon, Galicia and the Bay of Biscay. Located northwest of the country, Asturias is known for its amazing natural beauty (it is sometimes called ‘Green Spain’) as well as its great mountain ranges, including the Picos de Europa and Cordillera Cantabrica. Due to its coastal border with the Bay of Biscay, Asturias also boasts some gorgeous beaches and fishing villages, and consequently, serves up amazing seafood as well.

The region is divided into 8 counties (comarcas) and has its own language, Asturian, but almost everyone speaks Spanish as well.

Getting around

Getting around Asturias isn’t difficult - as most Asturian cities are relatively compact, distances within a city are usually walkable. For those who would prefer not to walk, buses and taxis are quite readily available and reliable.

For inter-city travel, numerous types of buses (usually starting from Oviedo bus station due to its central location) are available. Otherwise, Spain’s national RENFE line also serves Asturias, and connects Gijon, Oviedo and Avilés - the larger Asturian cities - to each other and the rest of Spain. For less developed cities, the FEVE trains are available. These connect Asturias to neighbouring communities Galicia and Cantabria, as well as smaller towns in Asturias such as Cudillero, Laviana and San Esteban de Pravia. Though the FEVE trains are typically slower than RENFE, they usually take the more scenic routes (coastal or otherwise) making for a slower, more enjoyable ride.

What to see and do

Once in Asturias, make a stop at the Picos de Europa National Park, Spain’s very first national park and one of Asturias’most popular tourist attractions. Featuring the majestic mountain range Picos de Europa as well as several gorgeous natural wonders such as the Lakes of Covadonga - vast and ethereal glacial lakes - as well as three great river gorges, this national park is truly a sight to behold. Approved as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, the Park is also home to countless exotic flora and fauna types, including the Iberian wolf, Cantabrian brown bear, Pyrenean chamois, Spanish ibex and many more. Hike on many of the nature trails in the massive park, or take the cable car at Fuente Défor an aerial view thousands of metres up of this spectacular natural wonder.

Next, visit Oviedo, the capital city nestled in the heart of Asturias. Here you can find the creature comforts of any modern city - numerous boutique shops, chic cafes, and countless amazing restaurants - as well as history that goes back thousands of years (all the way to the year 757). Visit the city’s Cámara Santa de Oviedo, an ancient church built sometime in the 800s which houses numerous ancient relics and treasures. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is one of the icons of the city and a must-see for tourists in Asturias. 

Flights to Asturias

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