Asturias is a Principality and an Autonomous Community in Spain. It is situated on the north coast, on the Cantabrian Sea. The capital city of Asturias is Oviedo. Oviedo is worth a visit; however if you are planning to visit this place in summer, don’t forget to check out what festivals are on, as there is always a party going on in Asturias in summer. We would like to point out some of them:
- El Carmín de la Pola (Pola de Siero): It is celebrated on the month of July, just alter the celebration of Nuestra Señora del Carmen (16th July). People gather around in a big garden “prao”, as asturians call it, they talk, eat good food and drink homemade cider. After people go down to the streets to ask for water, and locals throught it from their houses.
- El Descenso del Sella ( The International Descent of the River Sella). This is the most known festivity in Asturias. In 2011 it is celebrate on the 6th August and it consists of a race of canoes down the river, from Arriendas to Ribadesellas. After the competition there is a celebration with good drinks and party.
There are many others, religious and not religious parties so don’t forget that summer is one of the best moments to visit the beautiful city of Oviedo, Gijon and all the towns around it! Book your hotel in Hotelopia and do not miss a thing!
Thursday 28 July 2011 18:07 | Published by Blogtelopia-krds2 | Category: General Tourism,events