A stunning principality in northern Spain, compare holidays to Asturias and start planning a trip to a region packed with diversity. From lush countryside to ragged coastline and soaring mountains, there are endless possibilities with holidays to Asturias from Stansted.
A proud and alluring part of Spain, our holidays to Asturias can deliver anything from withdrawn countryside experiences to relaxing beachside trips and cultured city life. Learn a little Asturian to complement your Spanish and the locals will be instantly taken with you, holidays to Asturias from Stansted are sure to be a hit.
Asturianos believe that they occupy the land of the real Spain - the part of the country never conquered when everywhere else fell during Muslim invasion. The region can certainly boast quite magnificent scenery, from pretty green rural areas to stunning coastal areas with countless beaches, and cultivated cities such as capital Oviedo.
There’s plenty to see in Oviedo, including a range of interesting historical buildings and museums, with the fine arts museum exhibiting the works of Asturian artists and the likes of Picasso. The Centro Antiguo is the part of town that was once surrounded by a stone wall, and where you'll find the cathedral, convent and remaining sections of the original wall. Take a leisurely stroll around the Parque San Francisco, which is conveniently located off Calle Uría, one of Oviedo’s main shopping areas.
Get out of the city and explore the Picos de Europa National Park, a quite stunning area that is an absolute hiker’s delight. Head to colourful fishing ports such as Cudillero and Ribadesella, or larger coastal settlements like Aviles and Gijón.
Make sure you dive into the local cuisine while you're in Asturias, with specialities including arroz con leche- a rice pudding dessert, and fabada- a bean stew made with Asturian white beans, chorizo and morcilla.
Whether delighting in the culinary fare or spectacular scenery, there is lots to love about holidays to Asturias from Stansted Airport.