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MIERES: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN MINES AND GRAFFITI

Mieres is a small town of 44.000 inhabitants located in the Principality of Asturias. This small pearl in the central area of Asturias owes its charm mainly because it’s surrounds by mountains. In these valleys, that surrounds the city, live the riches of the city: from the agriculture point of view, like apple plantations, to…

TSUNAMI XIXON: THE RISING ROCK FESTIVAL IN SPAIN

The Tsunami Festival has just finished, but we still have the adrenaline for surfing the tidal wave at rock rhythm. Laboral University has been invaded by more than 25,000 people announcing another sold out for the third edition of the hottest rock festival in Spain. As the bigger Metal brother Resurrection Fest, this rock festival…

GIJON’S VINTAGE SHOPS: THE PAST COMES BACK IN THE PRESENT

In the last years vintage fashion has returned to invade the streets of our cities, bringing an air of melancholy from years gone by. To fully understand the “Vintage” phenomenon, we must start from the etymology of the word that derives from the French “vendenge” that means “vintage wine”. In fact, like vintage wines, the…

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…

GIJÓN 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…

CYCLING IN ASTURIAS: 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…