The Parador de Cangas de Onis awaits you on the banks of the river Sella, surrounded by the spectacular Picos de Europa in a place of incomparable beauty. The hotel is situated in the former Monastery of San Pedro de Villanueva, an eye-catching building with spectacular rooms of wood and stone, decorated in an elegant, warm and traditional manner. The halls and the garden that lies next to the river are ideal settings for unforgettable celebrations. Every detail is taken care of and the best cuisine offered, so you can fully enjoy this idyllic place. The Parador is two kilometres away from Cangas de Onís and constitutes an ideal starting point if you intend to visit the Picos de Europa National Park, the Sanctuary and the lakes of Covadonga, or even charming coastal towns such as Llanes or Ribadesella.
Asturias is famed for its natural beauty, but also for its cuisine. Its cheeses are especially renowned, and from the Parador de Cangas de Onís, a half-hour drive will take you to the village of Cabrales, where you’ll find the Cabrales cheese cave. The Ruta del Cares, a spectacular 12-kilometre canyon, is also an awe-inspiring trail, as is the drive through the Desfiladero de los Beyos, another impressive canyon parallel to the Sella. If you do visit it, make a stop at La Salmonera to enjoy the sight of the salmon run.
Rooms to dream about
The rooms at Paradores combine design and modern services to perfection. In each room you can enjoy the comfort and elegance of the design and furnishings, and the best views in destinations you will want to return to again and again.
All the comforts you need
Conferences and meetings
Minibar with a carefully selected selection of products
Flat screen TV
Digital press and magazines service
The best regional cuisine in unique spaces
Paradores offers the exclusive experience of enjoying regional, local and local cuisine in unique spaces. Our cuisine is strongly linked to the places where the 98 hotels are located, presenting the best gastronomy from the different Spanish regions. Pioneers in local cuisine, we have reinforced our commitment to local products in search of the best raw material and reaffirming our commitment to sustainability.
Cangas de Onís was the cradle of the Christian Reconquista and the seat of the first Asturian court, before it was transferred to the capital, Oviedo. Its Roman Bridge with the suspended Victory Cross is its best known and most photographed monument. The Parador is located two kilometres from the town, surrounded by a landscape of peaks and fields with grazing sheep. The possibilities are endless, from visiting prehistoric caves such as the Cueva de los Azules or El Buxu, and the dolmen of Santa Cruz; to entering the Picos de Europa National Park and visiting the Sanctuary and the lakes of Covadonga. Casa Dago is the Picos de Europa visitors’ centre, and on Sunday mornings they also host a local farmers’ market.
If you love hiking, we have a few trails to recommend: Ruta del Cares, Mirador de Ordiales, Camino Real, the northern route of the St James’ Way or the Primitive Way from Oviedo. The wildest and most natural beaches on the Cantabrian coast can also be reached from Cangas: Rodiles (Villaviciosa), one of the best surfing spots in Spain; Vega (Ribadesella), Santa Marina (an urban beach bordered by impressive colonial-style indiano palaces), Guadamia (highly recommended for children), San Antolín, and Gulpiyuri (unique in Europe).
There are several noteworthy examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture in the area. One of these is the abbey of San Pedro de Villanueva in the Parador de Cangas de Onís, which conducts guided tours. It’s the oldest building in the city, and its Romanesque façade still retains some splendid capitals. Given its proximity, we highly recommend a visit to the charming coastal towns of Ribadesella and Llanes.
Picos de Europa
Picos de Europa was declared a National Park on 22 July 1918 by Alfonso XIII, with the name "Parque Nacional de la Montaña de Covadonga", and it was the first nature reserve in the country.
The Picos de Europa have the largest limestone formation in Atlantic Europe, with important karst processes, chasms that measure more than 1,000 m, highly notable glacial erosion and the presence of lakes. Its cliffs are inhabited by chamois deer, its dense forests by roe deer, wolves and the occasional bear. The Park is home to more than 100 species of birds, including the black woodpecker and the capercaillie, and among large birds of prey, the griffon vulture and the golden eagle.
The National Park is much more than its landscape; centuries of history are writ large in its villages, valleys, churches, mountain passes and roads. On 9 July 2003, the Unesco approved the proposal to designate it a Biosphere Reserve.
Nature for the Senses
This Parador puts at your disposal a selection of activities in its surroundings that seek three objectives: to raise awareness of the need to take care of the environment, revitalize rural areas and make your stay at the Parador even more fun and interesting. Do you want to discover a new way of making tourism more sustainable?