Protected Landscapes are one of the best ways to care for and focus on human, natural and cultural ecosystems at the same time.

In Asturias there are two Protected Landscapes: the Protected Landscape of Cabo Peñas, in Gozón, and the Protected Landscape of the Cuencas Mineras, made up of the councils of Mieres, San Martín del Rey Aurelio, Langreo and Laviana.

Protected Landscapes are those places in the natural environment which, due to their aesthetic and cultural values, are worthy of special protection. It is precisely this figure of protection which is the way to make them visible, making visitors aware of these environments which, otherwise, would go unnoticed or would fall into oblivion. And of course, all of them, without exception, are places with a singular charm.

Both the Cabo Peñas Protected Landscape, in Gozón, and the Cuencas Mineras Protected Landscape, made up of the municipalities of Mieres, San Martín del Rey Aurelio, Langreo and Laviana, are destinations where human, natural and cultural ecosystems are perfectly interconnected, making up a harmonious whole where you can enjoy the landscape, nature, culture and human presence in the area at the same time. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the evolution of this human presence over time up to the present day.



Image of a panoramic view of La Pola Llaviana/Pola de Laviana from Pico La Vara.
The Protected Landscape is, therefore, the ideal form of conservation to maintain and pass on to future generations a legacy that might otherwise be eroded by the passage of time.