World Heritage


Asturias has some remarkable World Heritage sites, especially those related to its Prehistory and medieval times, in which this land became a prominent Kingdom where the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago emerged.

The World Heritage in Asturias is considered as one of the great tourist and cultural attractions of Natural Paradise. Some of the most outstanding cultural monuments and landmarks of Pre-Romanesque Art are part of this wide range, which would never have existed had it not been for the strength of the Kingdom of Asturias in the Middle Ages.

Likewise, and deeply connected with the Kingdom of Asturias, we find the birth of the Camino de Santiago, established by the Asturian king Alfonso II during the ninth century and that, within the historical path, would become one of the most important cultural itineraries of Humanity.
Santa María del Naranco (Oviedo/Uviéu)Santa María del Naranco (Oviedo/Uviéu).
Moreover, other key pieces in this UNESCO's cultural heritage set include 5 of the Prehistoric Caves that contain outstanding paintings and fine engravings considered as absolutely essential sites to understand the dawn of Humanity.

Therefore, the Camino de Santiago (or Jacobean Route), the Pre-Romanesque Art (also known as Asturian Art) and the Prehistoric Caves are considered worldwide as three unique cultural sites by UNESCO.

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