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Contact details

Explanada Basílica s/n
33589  Cangas de Onís, Asturias  (Asturias)
covadonga@iglesiadeasturias.org
http://www.santuariodecovadonga.com/
Tel.:+34 985846035
Tel.:+34 985846016
Fax.:+34 985846043

Location

Autonomous region:
Asturias

Province/Island:
Asturias

Asturias

Description

The start of the Re-conquest.

Covadonga is the place where the Re-conquest began under king Pelayo, whose remains are buried in the cave alongside La Santina. This is the gateway to the Picos de Europa National Park.

The basilica, alongside the cave where pilgrims venerate the statue of La Santina, is a place of worship and pilgrimage for the people of Asturias. The basilica is in neo-Romanesque style, with two high towers flanking the main entrance. Inside there are works of great value, such as a canvass by Madrazo. The statue of king Pelayo is in the square by the basilica. The statue of La Santina, the tomb of king Pelayo and that of king Alfonso I, are in a cave, with access via a large staircase. A spring flows out of the cave and below this there is a fountain with seven spouts. On the altar, a gold panel represents the battle of Covadonga.

Construction:
Shrine

Artistic period:
Neo-Romanesque

Historic period:
19th century

Setting:
Ercina and Enol Lakes, Cangas de Onís.

Practical information

Schedule

From 09:00 to 18:30


Prices

Admission free

Services

Cafe, Shop Courses / Workshops
Lodging
Car park
Restaurant
Adjacent leisure area.

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