The area of Sariego is a section of the “Northern Route” of the “Route of Santiago” where you will find The Fountain of Pozu Salau which is aquifer with traditional curative qualities. In the main town of Sariego called Vega the pilgrims can rest and spend the night in the pilgrim’s refuge.
The councils of Sariego, Bimenes and Cabranes 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.
The inhabitants of Sariego, have been awarded with the “Exemplary Town of Asturias Award” in 2006 because of the maintenance of their traditions. This is an award given by the “Princess of Asturias Foundation” and delivered in person by the King and Queen of Spain. The award shall be conferred upon a town, village, population centre, scenic area or group of people in the Principality of Asturias that have stood out in a notable way in “defending and conserving its natural or environmental setting, its historical, cultural or artistic heritage, or in the carrying out of outstanding communal works or other such displays of solidarity”.
These councils are eminently rural and offer many ethnographic examples of great interest.
In Sariego you will find beautiful medieval churches such as San Roman de Sariego, Santiago el Mayor and Sta Maria de Narzana.
These councils enjoy the proximity to the beautiful beaches of the Cider Region and the Dinosaur Coastline.
In Sariego the Gastronomy 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.
More info: Sariego Tourist Office
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