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WHERE TO EAT VEGAN IN ASTURIAS

Lately, everyone talks about natural alimentation and in particular, about vegan alimentation. Most of Asturian’s typical dishes are made with meat or fish. So, for a vegan it’s quite difficult to find a suitable restaurant in Asturias. Anyway, this situation is starting to change. In the last period a lot of restaurants with vegetarian and…

PRESTOSO FEST: THE MAIN HEADLINERS ARE THE LANDSCAPES

Prestoso Fest is not just a normal festival. The keywords to describe this festival are friends, nature, music and love to explore the beauty of Asturias. It takes place every year in August. This year is going to be from 8/09 to 11/09. Get ready for it! We interviewed Jose Luis Rodríguez-Mera, one of the organizers,…

TSUNAMI FEST XIXON: THE BEST ROCK MEETS GIJON

Summer is coming in Asturias and the people are ready to welcome the summer’s festival vibes. The 3rd and 4th of August Gijon hosts the third edition of Tsunami Xixon. Tsunami Xixon is a music festival that was born in 2017 with the aim of spreading the music in all Gijon. The music offered is…

GIJ0N MOTOWEEKEND: THE ROAR OF THE MOTORBIKE

The fifth edition of the Gijon MotoWeekend has just ended, and we still have adrenaline on us. The Gijon MotoWeekend is the most important motorcycle festival in all of Spain, finding a unique fusion of motorcycles, music and gastronomy. MotoWeekend has brought to Gijon a complete offer for leisure and entertainment. The main brands in…

GIJÓN’S DRIVE IN CINEMA

Despite its popularity in the United States, the drive-in cinema never really got past first gear in Spain. The ‘Autocine of Gijón’ is the only one of its kind in all of northern Spain and one of the only 4 that still remain in operation throughout the country. August,1993. The Autocine Gijón opens its doors with…

FROM MORTSEL TO GIJÓN: LANDER MICHELENA

For me Asturias is getting surprised time after time by its beauty. My name is Lander Michelena and the past four months I’ve been the redactor of livingasturias. When I arrived, I had actually no clue what was to see in here. Contrary to what a journalist should do, I did no thorough research preceding…

CLIMBING ANGLIRU, A CYCLIST’S DREAM

Few climbs are so feared by professional and amateur cyclists as the Alto de l’Angliru. Often called the hardest climb in Europe. A monster of 12,5 km at an average gradient of 10,1 percent. But these numbers don’t tell the whole story, the reality is worse… In 1999, the organization of the Vuelta a España…

ELEVEN PEOPLE YOU DIDN’T KNOW WERE ASTURIAN

There are about 1 million people living in Asturias. A lot of them are just common people, but a few are really famous. You will discover which celebrities were born in Asturias. 1. Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso Díaz (born in 29 July 1981) is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and a double World Champion…

LOS INDIANOS DE ASTURIAS

Let me start by disappointing you, I won’t be talking about some native tribe that has been living somewhere far in the mountains and has been undiscovered until today. Unfortunately, no such group exist today in Asturias. The closest it gets to that description is the little town of Bulnes. If you want to know…

A VISIT TO CIUDADELA DE CELESTINO SOLAR

The Ciudadelas or Courts are groups of houses of 30 m², inside an enclosure. They were little societies, people shared toilets and lived with on average 80 to 100 people in a small area. These houses were shared by up to 11 people. When Gijón underwent an industrialization at the end of the 19th century,…