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Teverga
Territory (Camín Real de la Mesa)
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Avda. Doctor García Miranda. 33111 San Martín
Phone
985 764 202 / 985 764 293
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http://www.aytoteverga.org

    • Prehistory Park, Huerta Cave and Fresnedo Caves and their Rock Art
    • Collegiate Church of San Pedro en Teverga and Church of Santa María de Villanueva
    • Montegrande Beech Forest Educational Route, which ends at the famous Xiblu Waterfalls
    • Two stretches of the Bear's Trail: heading towards the bear enclosure and heading towards Huerta Cave passing through the Prehistory Park.
  • Via the AS-228

  • Population: 1,933 inhabitants

    Area: 168.86 km2

Exemplary Town of Asturias in 2013, Las Ubiñas-La Mesa Biosphere Reserve and Nature Park, Teverga is a land of passage to the central plateau through Ventana Pass and part of the old royal highway called the Camín Real de la Mesa, part of the Bear's Trail and home to the Prehistory Park. That's Teverga... surrounded by mountain passes and nature, rural and mining.

2013 Exemplary Town of Asturias Award, Teverga has been inhabited since prehistoric times, testimony of which are the Fresnedo Caves with their rock paintings. Throughout history and on account of being a land bordering on the central plateau, it has seen a great deal of traffic: that of the Roman legions on the old highway known as the Camín Real de la Mesa, that of religious relics over Ventana Pass - a natural link with León, and that of so many others who found Teverga to be a rich and prosperous land in which to till the soil, breed livestock in high mountain meadows (brañas) or mine one of the richest veins of coal in Asturiasfrom the bowels of the earth.

 

Today, it forms part of Las Ubiñas-La Mesa Nature Park - jointly with Quiros and Lena - and has been declared a Biosphere Reserve. Teverga boasts numerous natural landmarks to delight visitors: Sobia Crag - an immense block of limestone; Marabio Passes, with their natural chasms, potholes and caves; Xiblo Waterfall; San Lorenzo Pass, linking Teverga with Somiedo; and Huerta Cave and Ventana Pass. As far as amenities are concerned, there is the Prehistory Park in San Salvador de Alesga, where you can see mock-ups of rock art from across the Atlantic Arc. With respect to religious heritage, as well as Zebrano Chapel, the Collegiate Church in La Plaza is especially noteworthy, being one of the few in Asturias that also has the "otherworldly" historical ingredient of the mummies of the Marquis of Valdecarzana and his son, the bishop. Teverga's mining past rises up in the form of pithead gear such as that of San Jerónimo Pit in Santianes.

Teverga also offers tourists the possibility of guided visits to Huerta Cave, thanks to a purpose-built walkway, as well as to the Collegiate Church of San Pedro and its recently restored cloister. Two stretches of the Bear's Trail also pass through Teverga: the descent towards Tuñón and another that allows access to the Prehistory Park and Huerta Cave from Entrago.

Furthermore, in the vicinity of San Salvador can be seen the ruins of an old fortification, Alesga Castle, one of the few examples of civil architecture from antiquity and the Middle Ages remaining in Asturias. In addition, it also boasts ethnographic elements such as brañas and corros, i.e. groupings of stone huts and livestock pens in the high mountain meadows.

That's Teverga... exemplary, prehistoric, on the border, mining and rural.

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