With the favorites list you can create your best travel guide
Fromasturias.com
Villaviciosa: basic information

Villaviciosa: basic information

What to see and do, routes, where to sleep and eat ... Villaviciosa

Villaviciosa: basic information

What to see and do, routes, where to sleep and eat ... Villaviciosa

Villaviciosa is a fertile municipality in ...


Villaviciosa is a fertile municipality in orchards and fruit trees that is located in the eastern half of the coast of Asturias. Is one of the cider capitals in the region. In its capital is celebrated, the odd years, the Festival de la Manzana, one of the best-known celebrations of the Principality. It is a council of 15.000 inhabitants with numerous landscape and environmental resources, such as extensive laugh with a bed of more than 10 square kilometers, declared a Partial Reserve, or the beach of Rodiles, whose sands more than a kilometer long have been fixed by an immense pine forest. In the artistic and heritage aspect, its pre-Romanesque and Romanesque wealth: San Salvador de Valdediós (popularly known as “El Conventin”), the Monacal Church of Santa María, San Juan de Amandi, San Andrés de Bedriñana and San Salvador de Fuentes.

Villaviciosa limits to the north with the Cantabrian Sea; to the south with Cabranes, Sariego, Siero and Nava; to the east with Colunga and Piloña, and to the west with Gijón.

https://www.desdeasturias.com/semana-de-la-floracion-del-manzano-2018/

How to get there

The main communication routes are the Autovía del Cantábrico and the N-632 highway, which cross the council from east to west and run parallel to the coast.

Distances

Oviedo, 42 km

Gijón, 30 km

Brief History

La land of Maliayo, fertile, with large estuaries and high rasas appropriate for the domain of the territory, was populated at least since the Epipaleolithic, in its Asturian stage, therefore between 6.000 and 9.500 years ago. Strong evidence has been found that the military culture densely populated these lands.

The Romans also took advantage of the wealth of this Asturian area and its easy access to the sea. The Latin writer Plinio was praised in the town.

In 1270, Alfonso X, the wise king, granted the men of the land of Maliayo letter of foundation of puebla or villa.

In 1484 a fire ravages the villa in its entirety. The Catholic Kings grant grants to rebuild it.

At the end of the seventeenth century the Franciscans founded a convent of preachers of popular missions that from then on will have great sociological relevance in the municipality. Jacobean pilgrimages left in their wake a large number of churches and monasteries throughout the municipality, some of them have been classified as World Heritage Sites, such as San Salvador de Valdediós, El Conventín, consecrated in the 893 year.

Later in time, the name of Villaviciosa that gives associated to the manufacture of Asturian sparkling cider, with the company EL Gaitero as the flagship of the activity. Villaviciosa is one of the first producers of apples, milk and meat of the Principality of Asturias in the 20th century, as well as agri-food industries. Its rural heritage is very rich, and has an abundant heritage in hórreos and paneras, as well as dozens of old water mills, fundamental for the economy of the time.

In civil art It is to admire the house of the consistory (1902-1906), various mansions of Indians like Les Baragañes, El Encanto, Hotel Spain, and a set of urban palaces from the XVII-XVIII.

Festivities

> Our Lady of the Portal, Villaviciosa, the second Saturday in September.

> Apple Festival, in odd-numbered years in Villaviciosa, second weekend in September.

> Great Fair: the Wednesday closest to the San José festival, in Villaviciosa.

> Our Lady of Carmen, in Tazones, July 18 and 19.

> San Juan, in Amandi on June 24.

> San Salvador, in Fuentes on August 6.

> Our Lady, Logas, September 8.

> San Roque, in Tazones, August 15, 16 and 17.

> La Sacramental, Peón, July 29, 30 and 31.

> Santa Ana, Quintes, July 26.

> San Bartolomé, Quintueles, August 24.

Fairs and markets

> Weekly market on Wednesdays.

> San José Cattle Fair, March 20.

> Livestock Fair in Argüeru, September 1.

> Competition-exhibition of cattle, from September 14 to 18.

Tourist Office

Vallina Park. Tno 985 89 17 59

Text: © Ramón Molleda for desdeasturias.com


coordinates Latitude: 43.4845009 Length: -5.4337692 qualifying.

Your comments

Interesting near here
see video of Asturias, Tierra Mágica
Asturias, Magic Land

Asturias, Magic Land

to 0,35 km I introduce myself, I am Begoña Ramírez Berlinches, educator and guide of didactic itineraries in nature. From "Tierra Mágica" we want to provide you with happy moments thanks to the ...
The Foyu Grill

The Foyu Grill

to 0,43 km Specializing in grilled meats. A traditional cuisine, seeking a good relationship between the quality of the products, mainly indigenous, and the price. The fish comes from ...
See video of Paseo de la Alameda Apartments
Paseo de la Alameda Apartments

Paseo de la Alameda Apartments

to 1,47 km Our apartments are located in a traditional Asturian house with its corridor on the main façade, built with noble materials: stone and wood achieve an atmosphere ...
Cider: the drink of Asturias

Cider: the drink of Asturias

to 0,13 km In any case, you can drink cider anywhere, and it tends to abound in festivals and pilgrimages, country trips and events of all kinds that are held in the open air.
Pre-Romanesque and Romanesque of Villaviciosa

Pre-Romanesque and Romanesque of Villaviciosa

to 1,91 km The council of Villaviciosa treasures the largest number of monuments of pre-Romanesque and Romanesque art in Asturias, its most famous pearl being the Conventín de Valdediós. This municipality does not ...
The estuary of Villaviciosa

The estuary of Villaviciosa

to 5,86 km The Villaviciosa estuary has an almost triangular plan of about 8 km. in length and a width that ranges between 1.000 m. and the 200 m. depending on the area. His training dates back to ...

We use Cookies to analyze traffic and personalize content and advertisements.
I agree
Privacy Policy