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Sanctuary of Covadonga
Cangas de Onís (Eastern Asturias)
Contact Address
33589 Covadonga
985 846 035 / 985 846 016
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A sign of the identity and religious devotion of the Asturian people

Its foundational origins are linked to the Battle of Covadonga and the beginning of the Asturian Monarchy, which constituted the first Christian Kingdom on the Iberian Peninsula.

Nestled in a setting of spectacular beauty, the Royal Site of Covadonga is an ensemble with a number of outstanding elements: the Holy Grotto -housing the statue of the Virgin Mary- and the Basilica, not to mention the Museum, the seat of the Choir, the Canons' and the Abbot's residences, and the Gran Hotel Pelayo, which is over a hundred years old.

Covadonga safeguards over a thousand years of legends and stories linked to Christianity and the early stages of the building of a territory. It has also become a place of devotion and spirituality for the thousands of pilgrims who visit it each year.

For Asturians, it is a spiritual symbol and a sign of identity, to the point that the Day of Asturias is celebrated here every year on 8th September, coinciding with the feast of Our Lady of Covadonga.

Sanctuary of Covadonga