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TEN PEOPLE YOU DIDN’T KNEW ARE 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 29 July 1981) is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and a double World Champion who…

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…

VAQUERO PALACIOS: A NEW LOOK OF ENERGY

Sometimes the separated worlds of industry and art meet. One example is the remarkable marriage between the Asturian architect/painter Joaquín Vaquero Palacios and the energy company Hidroélectrica del Cantábrico, now part of Energias de Portugal (EDP). In the decades ’50-’60-’70-’80 Vaquero Palacios designed five hydropower stations, which fit in the concept of architectural Gesamtkunstwerk. A…

XIXÓN SOUND, ASTURIAS’ MUSICAL REVOLUTION

Many people look back in nostalgia to the ‘90s. Windows 95, the Tamagotchi, the test screen and pokemon; it was in many ways a revolutionary period. Many of these novelties really influence our daily life unto today, others just make us smile when we’re reminded of them. But the ‘90s was not only a decade…

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO DRINKING CIDER IN ASTURIAS

Asturias has a real cider culture, you have probably heard this before. It is one of the most typical products of the region and is something many Asturians are really proud of. For them, cider is not just a drink, it’s a whole culture. You must experience this culture yourself to really know it. But…

14 MOVIES FILMED IN ASTURIAS

Many directors have chosen Asturias as the location for their movies. You might know that “Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona” by Woody Allen was recorded in Oviedo. But there’s much more. Because of its beautiful nature and adorable villages, Asturias has many qualities. Some towns are a very popular attraction among filmmakers, Llanes for example. The variety…

ANTROXU, CELEBRATING IN ASTURIAS

It’s february 2018, carnival season, or Antroxu as they call it in Asturias. The two most famous Antroxus are the Antroxu de Avilés and the Antroxu de Gijón. But each city celebrates their own carnival, with its specific traditions and customs. For many citizens, it’s the highlight of the year, in which the result of…

THE CUISINE OF ASTURIAS

Spanish Food and Cooking is steeped in richness and diversity. The gastronomy varies by region dramatically and the green Coast is a must for gourmet travellers. The Atlantic region, in the north of Spain, stands out with its specialties consisting of sauces and fish dishes. Asturias, concretely, offers diversity in a cuisine that blends “sea and mountain”, with…