SO, WHERE IS ASTURIAS?

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[slideshow id=118]           WHERE IS ASTURIAS –  LOCATION The Principality of Asturias is located in the North of Spain occupying a territory of 10,603 km2 and is home to 1,085,000 people. It is bordered on the West

SABOREANDO ASTURIAS – SAVOURING ASTURIAS

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        To understand the concept and quality of the food in Asturias you must first understand the environment from which it is produced! Every aspect of cooking in Asturias, be it traditional or haute cuisine, is reflective

ASTURIAS IN AUTUMN

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          After a long summer of dry and sun drenched days, the autumn has brought with it what has to be one of the most spectacular autumns we have ever seen here at WIA. In autumn

DEEP SEA FISHING IN ASTURIAS

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          Every aspect of life in Asturias is influenced by the Cantabric Sea (Bay of Biscay) from its unique weather patterns and temperate climate to industry, food and more recently, tourism and leisure. Asturias has an

WITNESS THE RUT OF THE STAG IN ASTURIAS

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          Witness the Rut of the Stag this Autumn in Asturias. More than 40% of Asturias is now categorised as a Nature Reserve which makes the region one of the most suitable places in Spain to

THE CAMINO OF ST JAMES, THE ORIGINAL WAY

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          The Way of St. James or The Camino is one of the largest spiritual, cultural and religious events to take place throughout the history of humanity attracting pilgrims from all over the world to make their way

THE WAY OF SAINT JAMES – AN INTRODUCTION TO THE COASTAL ROUTE OF SAINT JAMES IN ASTURIAS

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          The Northern Coastal Route of Saint James as it passes through Asturias, was used by the first European pilgrims as it followed along a pre-existing route carved out by the local inhabitants thousands of years before

FORMA ANTIQVA – BAROQUE MUSIC

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          Here’s a real treat for classical music lovers. Forma Antiqva is a Baroque music ensemble based in Oviedo. At the core of the group are the brothers Zapico who herald from the mining district of

CHARCUTERIA: THE SOUL OF SPAIN IN ASTURIAS

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        When you live in Spain you tend to take the quality of its cured meats and the tradition of the charcuteria for granted because for the Spanish, it’s just a normal part of the everyday diet. Jamon

GRADO

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          The Council and town of Grado are situated at the centre of Asturias and is well located being just 15 minutes from the city of Oviedo and less than 30 minutes from Asturias airport and also

THE ROUTE OF THE CARES IN ASTURIAS

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[slideshow id=167]           Through the beautiful mountains of Picos de Europa in Asturias runs the Route of the Cares, a hiking path that follows the gorge carved in the mountains by the River Cares. This route

TRADITIONAL WOODEN CLOGS

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        (Video in Spanish with English subtitles) As you travel throughout Asturias you will notice that many of the locals are wearing wooden clogs known as Madreñas. They might seem slightly out of place on a pavement