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Hotels in Asturias – Castles and Villas

Today, I’ve hunted down some more exclusive places to stay in Asturias. If you’re planning your visit during the low season, these incredible lodgings can be quite affordable. Treat yourself for a weekend in a hotel with flair!

 

Hotel Villa Rosario in Ribadesella

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Situated on the seafront and surrounded by magnificent beach landscapes and the Ribadesella Mountain, this is a unique hotel on the Asturian coastline. The original style of the hotel has been preserved in the restoration, whilst adapting to all modern needs and comforts. The resulting facilities are excellent.

More Info & Reservations: Hotel Villa Rosario in Ribadesella

More information about: Ribadesella and its festival, the Descenso del Sella

Location on our Asturias Map

 

Castillo Del Bosque La Zoreda in Manjoya (Oviedo)

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Housed in a stunning rural castle, built in 1930, this elegant, classical-style hotel boasts a beautiful location in the Asturian countryside, with great views of the mountains. The interior of Castillo Del Bosque La Zoreda is luxurious and stylish. Each of the hotels rooms is spacious and boasts plenty of natural light. They are tranquil spaces, where you can truly unwind and enjoy a peaceful nights sleep.

More Info & Reservations: Castillo Del Bosque La Zoreda in Manjoya (Oviedo)

More information about: Oviedo

Location on our Oviedo Map

 

NH Palacio de Ferrera in Avilés

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Situated right in the heart of Avilés’ old town, this hotel is a tastefully converted, 17th century palace, ideal for those looking for something special as well as conveniently located. Surrounded by impressive gardens, each inviting and beautiful corner of the hotel has been classically decorated in keeping with its characteristic period features. The restoration of the building has managed to preserve its majestic, palatial quality yet is warm and welcoming.

More Info & Reservations: NH Palacio de Ferrera in Avilés

More information about: Avilés

Location on our Asturias Map

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October 3, 2010 at 11:59 am Comments (3)

Avilés – The Third City of Asturias

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The three main cities of Asturias form an almost equidistant triangle, all within a half hour another. Oviedo, the capital, is in the center of Asturias. A short drive northeast brings you to Gijón, the biggest city. Go the same distance northwest, and you’ll end in Avilés.

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In the early 20th century, the village of Avilés saw its population explode with the arrival of heavy industry. Steel, aluminum and glass manufacturers moved in, taking advantage of the seaport and flat landscape, and made the town one of Spain’s top industrial centers. This has given Avilés a reputation as a gray, industrial and ugly city, which isn’t entirely deserved. The old town is quite beautiful and, although not as monumental as Oviedo’s or exciting as Gijón’s, definitely warrants a day.

The city’s heart is the Plaza de España, where the grandiose 17th-century Ayuntamiento building sits along with the Palacio de Ferrera (today a 5-star Hotel), and the Palacio de Llano Ponte, built by an Asturian who had returned from his adventures in the New World a rich man. Another citizen of Avilés who made his name overseas was Pedro Menéndez, whom sharp-eyed students of American history might recognize as the founder of Saint Augustine, Florida — the USA’s oldest city. His remains are in Avilés’ church of Padres Franciscanos.

During our visit to Avilés, we were surprised by the number of cafes and bars with outdoor terraces; some streets are entirely filled with them. Like all good Asturians, avilesinos apparently like their cider! The pedestrian streets of Rivero and Galiana are wonderful, with gorgeous old houses and arched entryways. Between these two streets, we took a stroll through the Parque de Ferrera, which used to be the palace’s gardens and is today the city’s most important green space.

Avilés is easily reachable from Oviedo, with buses that directly connect the two cities leaving every thirty minutes.

Location of Avilés on our Asturian Day Trips Map

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