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Covadonga Sanctuary

  • Basilica in the shrine of Covadonga. Cangas de Onís © Juanjo Arrojo. Sociedad Regional de Turismo del Principado de Asturias

    Basilica in the shrine of Covadonga. Cangas de Onís © Juanjo Arrojo. Sociedad Regional de Turismo del Principado de Asturias

  • Basilica in the shrine of Covadonga. Cangas de Onís, Region of Asturias

    Basilica in the shrine of Covadonga. Cangas de Onís, Region of Asturias

  • Shrine of Covadonga. Cangas de Onís, Region of Asturias © Turespaña

    Shrine of Covadonga. Cangas de Onís, Region of Asturias © Turespaña

  • Image of La Santina. Shrine of Covadonga. Cangas de Onís, Region of Asturias © Turespaña

    Image of La Santina. Shrine of Covadonga. Cangas de Onís, Region of Asturias © Turespaña

  

Category

Shrine

Date

Siglo XIX

Style

Neo-Romanesque
Explanada Basílica s/n
33589 Cangas de Onís
Asturias
Asturias

Telephone+34 985846016 - +34 985846035

E-mailcovadonga@iglesiadeasturias.org

Websitehttp://www.santuariodecovadonga.com/

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.

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Does not close at midday

9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

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Free admission


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