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THE RISE OF AN ALTERNATIVE CULTURE IN OVIEDO

Gracious squares, meticulously maintained parks, an abundance of churches and picturesque streets. It’s difficult not to be impressed by Oviedo. Everything in the city breathes “the good life”, from the ladies wearing their fur coats to the beautiful facades of eclecticism houses. The tower of the Catédral de San Salvador rises from the heart of…

LABORAL, WHERE THE PAST AND THE PRESENT MEET

It’s a cold, rainy, typical “Asturian” day in February. Students are in a hurry to catch the bus, which departs just in front of the main entrance of the Universidad Laboral de Gijon. The drizzling rain and grey sky stands in contrast with the vivid atmosphere surrounding the place. The majestic complex is in sublime…

PERLORA, AN ABANDONED HOLIDAY VILLAGE

Cottages, churches, employee housing, a BBQ area with a playground, tennis courts, minigolf courses, 3 beaches, a football field – all abandoned and connected! Perlora Holiday Village, was born in the fifties, when Franco’s dictatorship was at its height, as a holiday complex for workers from all over the country. The single workers union was behind…

PICO PIENZU, TREKKING WITH STUNNING VIEWS

There are few places with such special magic. The Pico Pienzu is the highest peak of Sierra del Sueve at North of Picos de Europa very close to the sea. It’s only at 5km from the sea and it’s a peak of 1161m, a curiosity difficult to find all over the World and for this…

GIJÓN, THE PEARL OF THE GREEN COAST

Gijón is without a doubt one of the most special cities of the northern Green Coast of Spain. Encompassing 182 km² and a population of around 275 735, it is the largest city in the region of Asturias, located on the Bay of Biscay. Both the sea and the mountains are continually present in this city, which…