West, full of surprises


Every green is different, the pounding of each sea changes, every step through the forest is not the same and not even the climate draws the same landscape in Asturias.

The West is tinged with silver, or so it seems with the slate roof tiles when it rains; a land full of history where the Romans left their mark in search of gold and occupying the fortified settlements of the first settlers. The West is fire and iron, the pounding of the trip-hammer on steel, the cortines (small circular or semi-circular architectural structures) built on the mountains to protect the honey from the bears, wine from the Asturian vines, waterfalls that echo through the forests or the trout and salmon that can be spotted in the Eo River.

It is easy to fall in love with the seas of fog, the imposing brañas vaqueiras (Summer high-mountain pasture areas), the reflections of the landscape on the La Florida or Pilotuerto Reservoirs, the high grazing land on the mountain passes where the teitos (Traditional thatched huts) are hallmarks of a culture and way of life that refuse to disappear.
Pilotuerto Reservoir (Tineo)Pilotuerto Reservoir (Tineo).
Of course, not forgetting the hórreos (raised granaries) with thatched roofs, or how they coexist in some areas close to Galicia, with cabazos, a rectangular-shaped granary, storing food in villages, together with the paneras (typical building of western Asturias for storing grain).
San Martín de OscosSan Martín de Oscos.

Mountains, yes. Lakes, as well. And routes for all tastes. And sea. Plenty of sea and plenty of gorgeous beaches.

And amid the coming and goings, authentic pueblinos, villages, whose people are just as inviting. Lovers of traditions and forgotten trades, which they love to talk about with anyone who shows an interest in them. These people, as in the whole of Asturias, who, with their natural and friendly nature, win over the hearts of visitors wanting to discover the region in order to better understand and enjoy it.
Penarronda BeachPenarronda Beach.
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