OF SAN PEDRO DE VILLANUEVA (12th CENTURY TO 18th CENTURY)
has it that King Alfonso I 'The Catholic' constructed this building on
21 February 746, and the excavations carried out at the start of the refurbishing
work to turn it into a Parador de Turismo confirm this idea. The current
monastery was founded on this site and run by the Order of San Benito until
the Desamortización de 1835 (Large-scale selling of State and Church
assets). Two rooms with archeological remains, pottery in particular,
uncovered during the refurbishing work are testament to this distant past.
monastery was declared a National Monument in 1907, and features an added
wing of perfectly harmonious architectural and constructional qualities:
truly a jewel set on the green banks of the River Sella, in whose waters
the hotel is reflected. In the background, guests can contemplate the majestic
landscape of the Picos de Europa.
featuring comfortable and modern facilities, is the ideal starting point
from which to discover the delights of the Asturian landscape, enjoy its
typical festivals and ancestral folklore activities and sample the best
and most authentic of its rich gastronomic tradition.
Fabada and Cabrales cheese: Enjoy the exquisite Asturias cuisine. Asturias
broth, 'fabada' (beans with herbs and sausages), and many different cheeses
(especially Cabrales, Gamoneo, and Beyos) are some of the most typical
food from the region. Accompanied, of course, by the properly-served natural
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bathroom / Ensuite
to get there:
Parador is located on the right bank of the River Sella in Villanueva,
2 km from the town of Cangas de Onís. The main access roads are
the N-634 (Oviedo-Santander), and from Arriondas (3 km), the N-625 which
links up with Castilla y Leon. Starting from Cangas de Onís and
taking the AS-114, travellers may gain access to Covadonga and the eastern-most
parts of Asturias and western Cantabria.
to nearest paradors
Dé: 109 Km.
Gil Blas: 111 Km.
de Pisuerga: 150 Km.
to airport: 115 km
to railway station: 60 km
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