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The Mountain and the Sanctuary

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The mountain, the Lagos and the Sanctuary, are the 3 main enclaves of Covadonga and one of the most important symbols of Asturias. In order to accede until there we can make, it or from the part of Cangas de Ons or from Cabrales. Once we arrive at Grove of Cangas, we will already see a deflection towards Covadonga. First and so we were it is with the Sanctuary of Covadonga in the heat of national park of the Tips of Europe. There is " santina" , the virgin to whom the cult surrenders to him. Related Group has similar goals. Its temple is located upon a cascade, in an idyllic place: Santa Cueva.

Covadonga is a religious complex where we can find several things like the museum or the Basilica of Santa Maria the Real one. Here are the rest of Don Pelayo. The Lagos de Covadonga Following the highway, at about 12 km we will arrive the Lagos de Covadonga. Two are Lagos mythical in the top of the mountain, the Enol and the one of the Ercina. All the year except at the time of high season can be acceded with tourism almost in which, they leave buses from Cangas de Ons and in motion traffic it is prohibited. In order to see the Lagos, the best thing is from the parking, to raise stairs that take to us until the Lake of the Ercina. Later we can be lowering until the Enol and to enjoy a small stroll through these lagoons glaciers, origin of the natural place of prote’ge’ of the Tips of Europe. From the Lagos of Covadonga some small routes can be done of senderismo for acercaros to 3 of the most important viewpoints of the surroundings: The viewpoint of the King, the one of Reina and the one of the Prince. With these small routes, we will have one more a more complete vision and to part to make good photos, we will be able to comtemplar the sheepfolds and the places where Batalla de Covadonga was developed. Original author and source of the article

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