AroundSantuario Covadonga

Llanes. Mirador de Ovio is at a distance of 30 km from Covadonga. Covadonga has its own name in the History of Humanity. The events that took place in this place in the 8th century gave it a universal cultural value. Origin of the first peninsular Christian kingdom, its imprint and essence have survived over the centuries to the present, making Covadonga a reference site for visitors, travelers and pilgrims from half the world.

The historic deed of Pelayo in Covadonga fosters a Marian devotion that makes this site a universal spiritual reference and a cultural icon linked to popular religiosity.

Covadonga has a unique landscape environment. The diversity and beauty of this nature and the desire to preserve it are the reason for that declaration of the National Park of the Covadonga Mountain in 1918, which would be the embryo of the current National Park of the Picos de Europa. The figure created at that time combines love for nature, with an innovative and pioneering spirit.

Link of interest: http://www.santuariodecovadonga.com/