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Parador de Cangas de Onis

Monastery of San Pedro de Villanueva -12th to 18th centuries- Tradition has it that it was built by Rey Alfonso I, The Catholic, on February 21st 746, with excavations carried out before conversion work started on the building for the Parador supporting the idea. The present monastery was founded on the site and run by the Order of San Benito until the 1835 sale of Church lands. Two rooms displaying archaeological remains found during refurbishment work, especially ceramics, bear witness to its distant past. The Monastery was declared a National Monument in 1907 with a new wing added using matching building materials to match the original. Set on the green banks of the River Sella, this jewel is reflected in the waters below. The magnificent Picos de Europa setting frames the backdrop. The modern and comfortable facilities at the Hotel make it the ideal spot to discover the wondrous Asturian landscape, enjoy local colour at celebrations and the ancestral folklore, as well as savour the best most genuine dishes from the rich local cuisine.

Basic information
4 Stars
Address Villanueva
City Cangas de Onis
Country Spain
Number of rooms 64
Phone number 34 (985) 849402
Fax number 34 (985) 849520
Web-site http://www.parador.es

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