"Asturias - the Green Spain" Top 5 Page for this destination Asturias by karenincalifornia
Asturias Travel Guide: 573 reviews and 7,246 photos
Asturians will tell you Asturias is Spain and the rest is conquered land. That is because Asturias is the only province in Spain that was not conquered by the Moors. As a result, it does not have a Moorish influence like other parts of Spain. After traveling to Barcelona and Anducia, Asturias seemed like a completely different country. It's green all over, it can be wet and foggy, instead of flamenco, you're likely to hear bagpipes, you'll find apple trees instead of olive trees.
We spent 16 days in Spain and I wanted to spend some of the time in a part of Spain that was considered off the beaten path for most Americans. Asturias in the northwest part of Spain, on the Bay of Biscay, seemed to fit the bill. Only Galicia is farther to the west. Indeed, when I told people at home we were going to Asturias, the first question was "Where's that?" The second was "Why Asturias?"
Why Asturias? Why Astuias, indeed! The real question is "Why go anywhere else?"
- Pros:Beautiful, uncrowded, green, pastoral, rural, fantastic food, friendly people
- Cons:Weather can turn suddenly - be prepared
- In a nutshell:Gorgeous - a perfect vacation!
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