THE COUNCIL OF PONGA AND BELEÑO
The area of the East of Asturias is very popular for tourism because of its privileged location between the magnificent Picos de Europa and beautiful sandy beaches. It is also well connected by the Airport of Asturias (Ranon) and Cantabria (Santander) as this area borders between Asturias and Cantabria.
Also it is a very important area for its representation of Paleolitic Art and the examples of “Indiano Architecture” which shows the influence of the Emigration of Asturians towards Latin America and North America and it is displayed and explained in the “Museum of the Emigration” in Colombres.
The council of Ponga lies in the The Natural Park of Ponga and offers plenty of nature and tradition in its mountains, forest and towns.
In Ponga the main town is called Beleñu and it was named after the God of the Celts, the Guirria, which appears at the beginning of the year and is celebrated in a large town party.
In Ponga you have access to plenty of routes to do such as “The Forest of Peloño” or the “Picu Tiatordos”.
The gastronomy in Ponga is mix traditional and modern Asturian food, delicious Asturian reared beef, fish and seafood and it has a wide variety of local cheeses and desserts. This area is also part of the Route of the Cider so you can enjoy some crisp traditional cider as its best. You’ll also find cheeses such as the very popular Cabrales Cheese, Gamoneu or Beyos.
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