The hotel is a magnificient building in the heart of the Covadonga shrine and battlefield. Covadonga means Cueva Honda (deep cave).
The Covadonga battle was fought in 722 D.C. and is the first Christian victory in the so called Reconquista of Spain from the Muslim dominance. The Reconquista was completed some 770 years later when the Kingdom of Granada fell in the hands of the Catholic Monarchs in 1492. It is said that Covadonga is the birthplace of what is Spain today and what it transmited to its former colonies, worldwide. Pelayo, the Christian leader, was the first Asturian king, whose descents developed, over the centuries, into the present Spanish Royal family (the Spanish heir apparent holds the title of Prince of Asturias.) Pelayo was guided by the Virgin Mary and used an oak cross as a banner. Today, that cross is covered with gold and jewelry and is hold in the treasure of the Oviedo Cathedral, in Northern Spain. An image of the Virgin was later found in the caves around Covadonga. Today, this image is shrined in the Covadonga site, in a magnificient cathedral built among the steeped hills that conform the Asturias country.
The scenery is outstanding with steeped peaks and winding but wel build roads. The area belongs to the first Spanish National Park Los Picos de Europa (Europa's Peaks.)
Gran Hotel Pelayo is a four star international facility catering to the high end traveler.
Good access to other attractions like blue cheese making factory and museums.
Norberto from Corpus Christi, TX
Arcea Gran Hotel Pelayo is a 4-star hotel in Asturias , Covadonga, next to the Picos de Europa National Park. This …More
There was a very handy car park behind the hotel which made it easily accessible and once there you are right on the main road in the town. Handy for the nearby bars and restaurants and a short walk to the bus station for easy access into the National Park of the Picos de Europas. The hotel was basic but clean and good value for money.
Angela from England
Hotel Los Lagos boasts an excellent location in Cangas de Onís, one of the loveliest towns in Asturias, surrounded by the …More
A comfortable apartment which is a good base for exploring the area.
The owner speaks some English and it was easy to communicate with the help of a Spanish phrase book.
The apartment is on the main road on the right one hundred meters after the turnoffs for the village of Avin. Look out for the blue house on the right and it is soon after that. It looks just like the photo, set back from the road.
Breathtaking mountain scenery, beaches nearby and a day trip to Oviedo made for a varied and enjoyable holiday. We found the Alimerka supermarkets had everything you would need including fresh meat, bread and fish.
Dora from Kent, England
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