Noreña is very important for business due to it strategic location between the three main cities in Asturias, Oviedo, Gijón and Avilés and less than 45 minutes from the airport. It is one of the most important manufacturing, storage and distribution areas for the Principado de Asturias hence the high concentration of large industry in the area.
It is a busy and lively area full of services companies and businesses but is also full of monuments, open spaces, good food and parties.
The town of Noreña is home to interesting and historic buildings such as; the Town Council, the clock tower, the music kiosk, The Rebollin Palace, The Miraflores Palace, the Church of Santa Maria, the Chapel of the Soledad and the Chapel of San Joaquin among others.
Also, you can find in Noreña some fine examples of Indiano Architecture such as The Pedro Alonso House and the Rionda Alonso Foundation.
The local food of Noreña is a traditional Asturian fare, with stews, Asturian reared beef, chicken dishes, and fresh fish from the sea and rivers. The area offers plenty of very good restaurants because of the proximity to the highly populated business and industrial areas.
But if this place is known for one thing then it’s the quality of the local Pork industry and their cured meats and offal. In fact Noreña has a monument in the middle of the town in honour of the Pig. Their most popular dish is a type of tripe, which is highly regarded throughout Asturias and Noreña is one of the best places to eat it.
More info: Noreña Tourist Office
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