In 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 airports 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 Amieva is pure of nature and beauty with most of the Council located in the Natural Park of the Picos de Europa. In Amieva you can practice hunting and fishing. Also you can do adventure sports and activities, especially climbing and trekking. One of the most beautiful routes in Amieva is the “Route of the Beyu Pen” where you’ll discover characters of Asturian mythology. The route finishes in the enchanting small village of Pen where you can find a medieval tower and some beautifully crafted Asturian food stores or “Horreos” as they are known locally
The gastronomy in Amieva 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. Amieva 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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Images supplied by Tomás Fano, Turismo Asturias: Camilo Alonso and Martínez.