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The councils of CabranesBimenes and Sariego are symbolically the heart of Asturias because of its situation at the centre-east of the region and because the area is well known for its Cider production of which the Asturians are very proud.

These councils are eminently rural and offer many ethnographic examples of great interest.

In Cabranes you can find the parish of San Julian de Viñon with a beautiful Romanic church from the 12th century or the Museum of the Rural School, in a building from 1908. Also, you can follow the river route through the old mines of coal and anthracite in Vegapallia.

Some Towns of cabranes are Santolaya, Fresnéu, Graméu, Pandenes, Viñón, Niao or Arboleya.

Other place of interest in Cabranes  is the town of Torazo with one of the best concentrations of Indiano Architecture houses in harmonious combination with traditional asturian houses and their characteristics corridors and covered balconies.

Cabranes is a place of natural beauty where you can find routes such as “The Route of Peñacabrera”, “La Coroña de Castru” or “La Cuesta de la Albarda”.

These councils enjoy the proximity to the beautiful beaches of the Cider Region and the Dinosaur Coastline.

The Gastronomy in Cabranes is based around the traditional Asturian fare, with stews, Asturian reared beef and fresh fish from the see and the rivers. It has special importance the quality shellfish from the area, cooked with rice or in many ways but always very tasty. And of course the real star of the area is Cider which is great for drinking but also for cooking with.


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Images supplied by Turismo Asturias: Camilo Alonso and Arnaud Spani.