Covadonga. 12km south-east of
Cangas de Onís, Covadonga is the historic site of the battle that shaped
Spain's destiny, and a major pilgrimage destination. The cathedral is
stunningly situated in a deep green forested valley, next to the sacred
cave and waterfall. Covadonga has bars, restaurants, and hotels, and is a
gateway to the national park.
Lakes Ercina and Enol.
These beautiful mountain lakes are almost 1000m above Covadonga,
reached by 12km of steep winding road. There are various viewpoints and
car-parks, some bar-restaurants, and many walking options, as well as
the national park visitor's centre and the adjacent mines of Buferrera.
Karst Museum. At Santiyan, south of Cangas de Onís, this installation focuses on the cave systems of the area.