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The Councils of Pesoz, Illano and Grandas de Salime belong to an area called “The Historical Park of the Navia River”. This refers to an area of different councils with a common historical past stemming from the ancient inhabitants of Asturias. The west of Asturias is full of legends, mystery, magic and myth. This is largely because their location between the sea and the mountains of Galicia and Leon and their welcoming character as a land of travellers, farmers, fisherman, shepherds, sailors and craftsmen.

The whole area is like a living museum with exhibits of mountains, beaches, valleys, rivers, towns and forests where you can find history in every step through the remnants of the Celtic, Roman and Christian cultures.

If we had to define this area in few words then it would be inspirational, relaxing, spiritual and mystical

Other common denominators to all these areas are the mix of Galician and Asturias architecture, with stone structures and slate roofs. The traditional Asturian stores called “horreos” or “paneras” live side by side with Galician Style Barns. You will find these constructions right next to the houses and were designed protect cured meats and the vegetables from animals and insects.

The Council of Pesoz is the land of vines with a Wine Museum and a Fair dedicated to all things wine located at the town of Argul. In Pesoz, the town of Argul has a very unique and local architectural area and is considered to be one of the most interesting in the west of Asturias.

In Pesoz you can also visit the San Isidro Settlement or the town of Pesoz with its historic medieval past such as Church Field, the Santiago parish, the Pesoz Castle and the Ron Palace.

There are several routes available for you to do like the “Route of A Paciega” with its own viewpoint and the Route of the River Agueira where you can find the leisure centre.

The Gastronomy in Pesoz is mainly traditional Asturias cuisine with some Galician influence. It is mainly based on Casseroles, Asturian reared beef, fresh fish from their rivers, cheeses and desserts from the area.


If you want more information contact Where is Asturias at info@whereisasturias.com


Images supplied by Ayto de Pesoz, Parque Historico del Navia and Turismo Asturias: Camilo Alonso