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ASTURIAS CULTURAL

Publicado en What to visit — 14 Junio 2008 @ 7:09 am

Asturias is one of the most distinctive regions in all of Spain. Located on the northern coast of the Iberian Peninsula, the area has been blessed with a stunning geography and exceptional natural richness. The monuments, art, and architecture of Oviedo and the Kingdom of Asturias have been declared World Heritage sites by the World Heritage Committee to ensure their preservation for future generations. 

ITINERARY 

DAY1 LONDON - OVIEDO (Asturias) Depart from Heatrhow on a flight to Oviedo. Stay at the Libretto Hotel. 

DAY 2 OVIEDO

     

We start our visit to Oviedo. First we visit the Naranco mountain and its monuments pre-Romanesque Asturian. Next we visit the city center with its spectacular cathedral, the field San Francisco, the Campoamor theater, the Palace of Calatrava. Lunch in the hotel and afternoon free. 

DAY3  COVADONGA- CANGAS DE ONÍS

          

The next day we visit Covadonga  where we will have time to visit the basilica and the cave of the Virgin. this place is very important because it was the site where the king Don Pelayo initiated the reconquest. Lunch in restaurant. In the evening we visit Cangas de Onís. Important tourist locality, where we found the famous bridge of Roman origin of five arcs, with a reproduction de la Cruz of the Victory. Return to the hotel  

DAY4 : RIBADESELLA, LASTRES, COLUNGA, LLANES Y MUSEO JURASICO

      
Morning tour of Lastres and Colunga towns of the Asturian Jurassic Coast. Visit of the Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA), entered including. Next we will visit  Ribadesella, famous town for being the destination of the descent the International of Sella in canoe. Lunch in restaurant. In the evening visit of Llanes, one of the most tourist towns of Asturias. Return to the hotel. 

DAY5 CABO VÍDIO-CUDILLERO-MUSEO MINERO

      

In the morning we visit Cabo Vidio, one of the most important cape of Asturias, This cape forms a cliff of 80 ms on the sea, Next we visit Cudillero, town with an important architecture that receives the amphitheatre name, because the houses simulate the theater boxes and the place the scene. Lunch in a restaurant. In the evening it visits the Mining Museum. Here we are going to know, the history of the mining, the old technologies, as well as “to live” the experience “to lower” to a mine….. Return to the hotel.  

DAY6 GIJÓN- MUSEO DE LA SIDRA DE NAVA

      

A day to explore the amazing city of Gijon. We visit the museum of the Asturian town. Later we cross its beaches and viewpoints without forgetting the district Cimadevilla, the native house of jovellanos, the greater place, the city council and the Roman spas. Lunch in Casa Tino restaurant. In the afternoon we visit Nava and its museum of the Cider. Return to the hotel.  

DAY7 OVIEDO – LONDON Fly to London in the morning. 

 THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  •       Transport in bus.
  •       Guide.
  •    Stay of 6 nights in hotel
  •     Half pension
  •     Water or wine in the meals.

http://www.gijon.info/

 http://www.ayto-oviedo.es/es/portalWebAyuntamientoOviedo.php

http://www.vivirasturias.com/asturias/oviedo/cultura-en-oviedo/es  

Dennis Ortiz 

Hake in cider

Publicado en What to eat — 14 Junio 2008 @ 6:50 am

This recipe mixes the delicate flavour of hake with sweet cider to produce a delicious Asturian fish dish  

Time preparation: 40 minutes

 Ingredients:Ingredients for 4 people

·        1 kg  hake

·        1/4 kg  clams

·        the yolk of 1 hard-boiled egg

·        ½  lemon

·        1 large onion

·        2 cloves of garlic

·        1dl  tomato sauce

·        1dl  fish stock

·        1dl  cider

·        olive oil

·        flour

·        parsley

·        salt 
Preparation
Prepare four steaks of hake by cutting the loin into four pieces. Put them into the lemon juice and  marinate for a few minutes. Then dry, season and flour the pieces of fish. Fry them in a frying pan with olive oil on both sides, turning them over, and put aside. Lightly fry the garlic and chopped onion and add the tomato sauce. Mash up the hard egg yolk with some parsley leaves and a little cider in a mortar. Add this into the fried vegetables, together with the fish stock, the clams  and the rest of the cider. Put the fish into a casserole dish with the sauce. Leave on to a low heat for a quarter of an hour, moving the dish from time to time so that it does not stick.    

http://www.lasvinashotel.com/

http://www.mhotel.es/

http://www.asturnor.com/gijon/restaurantes.html

Dennis Ortiz

M.U.J.A - ENJOY IT, IT`S A MUSEUM!!!!

Publicado en General — 23 Abril 2008 @ 12:00 am

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But on the Asturian coast the time has not managed to erase the fingerprints of his existence.

 oy0caywltuzca00zuoacag9taqica9a8jzjca1ovbzccause15qcafrkinmcaokc3aqcaocfy74caexog7zca844jpncawp4xxdcaojxgi9cak5ycotcafc0fflca89wkotca44onp5caamp7vm.jpg  The Jurassic museum of Asturias is a museum  that has the shape,of the fingersprint of  a dinosaur, a spectacular building, work of the architect Rufino Garcia Uribelarrea. Its useful surface is 2.500 square meters.

190000_018457_005.jpgchula1.jpg 190000_018457_0361.jpg This museum  houses one of the most complet and didactic collection of the samples in the world, of these fascinating reptiles.

THE COAST  OF THE DINOSAURS.

copula-de-2-dinosaurios.jpg The zone of the litoral of Asturias included between Gijón and Ribadesella of more than 60 kilometres is known as ” The Coast of the Dinosaurs ” because  a wide host of the fingerprints and bony remains of dinosaurs and another Jurassic reptiles have been found there.

 Only 3 kilometres off  the musseum  we can visit the site of Playa de la Griega where we can see some finfinger prints of a specie of dinosaurs considered the biggest in the world.”

HOW TO COME?

A8 exit Colunga.In Colunga AS-257 and direction Lastres.

Museum of Jurassic of Asturias.

Rasa de San Telmo s/n

333328 - Colunga.Asturias

SERVICES.

Free and guided visits - didactic workshops - shop - cafeteria - exterior playpark - green space - audioguídes  in 4 languages - hand guide in Braille - area of  parking.

The cafeteria of the MUJA does not close to midday.

HABITUAL SCHEDULE.

From Wednesday until Sunday of 10:30 to 14:30 and of 16:00 to 19:00 h

Monday and Tuesday CLOSED

Holidays.OPEN.

EXTENDED SCHEDULE.

From June 21 to September 21 OPEN from EVERY DAY of 10:30 to 14:30 and 16:00 to 20:00 h.

TARIFFS.

Normal: 6 euros./Reduced: 4  euros./Didactic workshops ( including entry to the museum ): 4050 euros.

Mª del Pilar Fernández.

Casa Natal de Jovellanos Museum

Publicado en What to visit — 14 Abril 2008 @ 8:39 pm

Casa natal of Jovellanos:

• Who is Jovellanos?

Jovellanos was born in 1744. He was a writer, lawyer and a very important politician in Spain.He created in 1794 in Gijón the “Real Instituto Asturiano de Náutica y Mineralogía” where all children could study.

This building is a palace where Jovellanos was born in 1744 and lived, and it is one of the most famous buildings in Gijon.It was designed by Gregorio Garcia de Jove between fifteenth to eighteenth century and it is the type of “casona asturiana”.

The old ” Casa Natal de Jovellanos”is nowadays a museum . Since 1971 it has housed different objects linked to the life of Jovellanos, such as his furniture or his personal collection of Spanish painting; or some pieces of work of “asturianos” artists like “The Altarpiece of the sea” designed by Sebastian Miranda. The first altarpiece, which was designed in 1933, was destroyed in the civil war but it is considered one of the most important works of Sebastian Miranda.
Next to this house is “La Capilla de los Remedios” , where Jovellanos was buried.

Adress: Plaza Jovellanos, s/n.
Time visits:

Rest of the year:

* From Tuesday to Sunday:: 10:00 - 13:00 h and; 17:00 - 20:00 h.
* Sunday and holidays:: 11:00 - 14:00 h and; 17:00 - 19:00 h.

July & August:

* From Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 -13:30 h and 17:00 - 21:00 h.
* Sunday & holidays: 11:00 a-14:00 h and 17:00 - 20:00 h.

Close days:

* All Mondays.
* 1 and 6 of January.
* 1 of May
* 15 of August.
* 24, 25 and; 31 of December.

**The visit is free.

CASA NATAL DE JOVELLANOS

CAPILLA SOLEDAD

Marta Llanes Garcia

Muniellos forest

Publicado en Favourite places — 14 Abril 2008 @ 6:33 pm

Muniellos forest

My favourite place is Muniellos forest, situated in the southwest of Asturias, among Cangas del Narcea, Ibias and Degaña.
When you go to Muniellos forest, you can breathe the fresh air in a natural enviroment because in this place there are lots of trees and it is considered one of the most important oak forests in Europe.
It was declared natural reserve of the biosphere in 2000.Animals like ” urogallo”, which is an endangered specie , bears, red deers, foxes and wolves live in a wild and natural enviroment where the human being does not change anything. Everything is natural.
If you want to visit Muniellos forest, you must phone the park because visits are authorized and controlled by ” El Principado de Asturias”. Only 20 persons can visit it per day.

The first day that I went to this forest,I felt I have travelled into the wild ,like the animals living there. I breaththe fresh air and I belived that I was in another time where the stress of the city and the pollution did not exist.

Visiting this place is the best way to know a natural forest.

marta llanes garcia

Roman bridge - Cangas de Onís

Publicado en General — 14 Abril 2008 @ 4:32 pm

This brigde, that separates the Cangas de Onis and Parres’ council, was situated in the ancient capital of Asturias, Cangas de Onis.

Although it is known as the Roman bridge was built during the reign of Alfonso XI. Surely this bridge is a reconstruction of an earlier one, as this area suffered a great romanization.

It has three arches, one central and two other laterales.En the central arch, we can find the emblem Asturian par excellence: the cross of victory. In the beginning was the original cross but due to the various attacks was loaded with a copy.

 

Under this bridge over River Sella. In this river salmon fishing is like the many who come to many fishermen.
This river is well known thanks a international decline, that takes place in August

 

Among people from Cangas de Onis, this bridge is known as the Puentón, why?
To find out must visit Cangas de Onis.

Finally, this monument is listed as historic art monument.

 

                                                                                            Elsa Inclán García

Ribadebajo

Publicado en General — 14 Abril 2008 @ 3:24 pm

Ribadebajo is a small village on the top of the Luarca’s mountain.

It’s very special place for me because all my mother’a family was borth there and when I was little I played there with my cousins.

Ribadebajo is a place where you can relax thanks to the fresh air that you can breathe there. There are many farms with cows, many green grassland, many fountains with minal water and large grasslands with many apple trees. This apples was used to make sweet cider. This kind os cider was made at home as it was made times back.
There aren’t same restaurants or bars, if you want to take somethig you should go to Luarca’s center.

 

Along this small village can be seen Indiano’s houses, Asturian’s typical houses and beautyful views, as the views from the gorge when you can see Luarca’s beaches and the port.

In my opinion Ribadebajo is a typical asturian little village.

Laboral University

Publicado en General, agencias — 11 Abril 2008 @ 9:03 am

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“The Xanas route”

Publicado en Favourite places, agencias — 11 Abril 2008 @ 8:49 am

                                         xanas-1.jpg xanas-2.jpg           The Xanas Route was one of the itineraries more important of Asturias; this is due to its beauty and its facility for everybody. The route is a short walk in a beautiful gorge, near the Viescas River or the Xanas River. This route shows the excursionist, fantastic places and fantastic natural constructions, like the gorge are.The Route is one of the best to the beginning in the world of the excursions.        

I have chosen this place because it was a very beautiful route and very easy to start in this world moreover, this is the first route that I made with my parents when I was a child.

Route’s Description 

From the parking, parts the road to Tenebredo and about 200 m. starts on the right the path, carved in the rock. Soon we begin crossing a rocks group. We continue, and we are now inside the gorge. Soon after, and at the level of the Viescas river or the Xanas, we went through a beech forest to cross the river on a wooden bridge and after an small slope by a steep meadow, we arrive to the village of Pedrovella, the end of our route. 

We can make the return, by returning the gorge, or going to the village of Rebollada. If we take the second option, at the exit of Pedrovella we take a path at the right hand, reaching Rebollada. Once there, we go to Serandi crossing the mountain (which will be the toughest of the route and the road is very steep, both for the ascent to the descent), which take us to the reserve where are Paca and Tola bears, the most famous of Asturias. We have only to walk a few kilometres to the car’s parking.  

http://www.desdeasturias.com/turismo_asturias/proaza%5Cel_desfiladero_de_las_xanas/index.asp

Andrea del Río Díaz

Taramundi

Publicado en Favourite places — 25 Marzo 2008 @ 11:16 am

Taramundi, es uno  de esos destinos, que no solo….