"Covadonga is a sacral place" Covadonga by LanaFromRiga

Covadonga Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 74 photos

Religious Covadonga

In Covadonga is the Shrine of Our Ladyof Covadonga (Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Covadonga), an enclave whose magic ambience is rivaled only by its great scenic beauty. Hollowed out of the rock is a grotto in which the Virgin of Covadonga is housed. Below lies the source of the River Auseva.

Historical Covadonga

Covadonga symbolises Astur-Cantabrian resistance to Moorish domination and is the mystical spot from which the Reconquest began.

Beautiful Covadonga

Further 12-kilometres climb along a superbly scenic road, brings you out at the Lakes Enol and Ercina. You are welcome to take a look around the Picos de Europa National Park.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Amazing nature, kind people, comfortable infrastructure
  • Cons:Too clowdy, sometimes unsatisfactory visibility
  • In a nutshell:Enjoy the nature, the history and the religion!
  • Last visit to Covadonga: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Lovely little page with brilliant photos. We will be in the area at the beginning of May.

  • garridogal's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    Gorgeous photos of the lakes. We got really rained on when we went up to see them and could only get to one.

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2007 at 12:54 PM

    Covadonga is a very nice place Buenas páginas y fotos

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2007 at 6:41 AM

    Great landscape ! Spain in the fog and haze looks a lot like Scotland and Ireland, only they have more sheepbombs than cow-bombs ;-)

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2007 at 11:11 PM

    nice smoke pictures. Early morning, it seems?


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