HIGHLIGHTS: The town is home to the parish church of San Pedro. In the surrounding area there are any number of interesting coastal, fishing towns including Laredo, Castro Urdiales and Santona. Another option is to make the town’s natural surroundings the focal point of your trip, with visits to the Cabarceno Nature Wildlife Reserve or Anson Valley. Santander, the beautiful Cantabria capital and Bilbao, with the Guggenheim Museum, are other attractions easily visited from Limpias.
HIGHLIGHTS: Santillana del Mar is a true treasure for travelers. Its streets, palaces and stately homes, Sta. Juliana Collegiate Church, and museums such as the Regina Coelli Religious Art Museum all await your discovery. A journey into our past at the Altamira Neo-Cave and its museum should not be missed. Other recommendations include Comillas - home to Gaudi´s "El Capricho", Santander and the Cabarceno Nature Reserve. Interesting options further west toward Asturias include the magnificent El Soplao Cave and charming coastal towns such as San Vicente de la Barquera.
HIGHLIGHTS: These lands are the foremost expression of the essence of Asturias. In the town of Cangas de Onis we recommend visiting the Roman bridge, Santa Cruz Chapel and Cortes Palace. Nearby is the Picos de Europa National Park where you can visit Casa Dago (visitors’ center for the Picos de Europa National Park). The Royal Residence of Covadonga is another of the area’s highlights, along with the nearby Covadonga Lakes (Enol and Ercina), and the amazing route of the Cares River Gorge.
HIGHLIGHTS: Gijon - historic, commercial, industrial, where the sea, the gentle mountains and the city come together to create one of the most attractive urban areas in northern Spain. San Lorenzo Beach, the esplanade, the marina, the Semana Negra (Black Week) festival, an active social life and festive atmosphere all invite visitors to discover this charming city. However, its attractions are not limited to those already mentioned, Gijon has a network of museums and a multiplicity of cultural offerings, including an international film festival and Latin American Book Show. Some of the town’s museums are noteworthy for their originality, among them the Railroad Museum (Museo del Ferrocarril), the International Bagpipe Museum, while others preserve its illustrious past, the Birthplace of Jovellanos, Nicanor Pinole Museum, Revillagigedo Palace, among others.
HIGHLIGHTS: This Galician seaside town lies on the border between Galicia and Asturias. As we near the end of our route, it offers a much-needed rest, and the opportunity to discover extremely beautiful places, including various beaches, especially Catedrales Beach and those along the Ribadeo Ria. We also recommend San Damian Fort, Do Santos Bridge and the nearby town of Castropol.
HIGHLIGHTS: Near Vilalba, highlights include the natural areas along the Magdalena and Ladra rivers and the Alligal Medicinal Pool (Charca Medicinal), which has thermal waters. We also recommend visiting the Museum of Prehistory and Archeology, Cospeito (10 km.), Lagunas de Valverde (10 km.), and Mondonedo (25 km.), as well as the cathedral and Diocesan Museum.
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The route begins on Sunday and ends on Sunday.
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