"The historical town of Cangas de Onis" Cangas de Onís by LanaFromRiga

Cangas de Onís Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 117 photos

The capital of the kingdom

Cangas de Onis was the capital of the kindgom of Asturias, now it is the capital of the district. It was here that the reconquestof mainland Spain begun under the leadership of Don Pelayo in the 8th century.

Where it is

Cangas de Onis can rightfully claim to be one the most striking towns in the Picos de Europa.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Excellent place for enjoying the nature
  • In a nutshell:Very popular touristical place but without tourists (from other world, only locals)
  • Last visit to Cangas de Onís: Aug 2006
  • Intro Written Nov 23, 2006
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Lovely little page about this gem of Asturia.

  • garridogal's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    I loved all of Asturias...

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2007 at 7:01 AM

    Fantastic photo of Cangas de Onis in your Introduction! I like the sound of small places like this where tourists are at a minimum. Good work!

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2007 at 5:24 PM

    What a charming town! I will be there in two weeks with my hiking shoes. I'll look for that stick shop for sure!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2006 at 11:01 PM

    I saw this funny way of serving cider, I am sure the pupils of that school do their home-work inside the bath-tub !!

  • penumbra's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2006 at 4:46 PM

    If they need special schooling to be a cider-barman, I bet the homework would be fun.

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2006 at 11:58 PM

    Cider!! When I was in Canarian islands it was my favorite drink. but i think it is different in different regions of Spain

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