Just about everyone I’ve met in Asturias so far has asked the same two questions – ‘have you been to Asturias before?’ and ‘what do you know about Asturias?’

I’m ashamed to answer that not only have I not visited Asturias, my knowledge of it extends to knowing that Vicky Cristina Barcelona was filmed there. I say ashamed because not being aware of the richness of history, tradition, gastronomy, scenic beauty and life in this spellbinding region of Spain is tantamount to being a crime.

Since arriving here a few days ago my senses have been pleasurably assaulted with such an array of experiences that sight, sound, smell and taste are having a right old bust-up trying to decide which deserves the accolade of enjoying the most memorable experience..

I’m not strong enough a referee to break them up, so whilst they continue to squabble amongst themselves; here are some images of a slice of Spain which has completely bewitched me with its compelling personality.

Images top to bottom: Santiago Calatrava’s Palacio de Congresos in Oviedo; Tierra Astur in Oviedo; Oscar Niemeyer Centre in Avilés; Old quarter of Oviedo; Sidrería in Avilés and Gjión

  1. Excellent! My traveling in the Spanish-speaking world has been confined to the western hemisphere. You’ve strengthened the case for venturing over to the mother country. 🙂

  2. TheBlackTwig says:

    Amazing photos! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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