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10/01/2020

What to see and do in Cangas de Onís: Culture

For those interested in culture and all that has to do with history, below you will find the most emblematic monuments of Cangas de Onís.

Cultural and Historical Heritage

Tourism Office:

  • Housed in a building of Roman architecture, within the “Casa Riera” park. It has two schedules, one in Winter and other in Summer, being the Winter from 16 September to 30 June – Monday to Saturday: from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm; Sunday: 10am to 2pm, Summer Day from 1 July to 15 September – Daily: 9am to 8pm (uninterrupted).
Tourism Office

Kingdom of Asturias Class:

  • It is located in the old church of Cangas de Onís, in the upper Cangas neighborhood. Part of this building dates from the 15th century, and the rest belongs to an extension made in the 18th century. In this building you can take a tour of the history of the Asturian monarchy through explanatory panels, audiovisual material and a virtual model. It is explained to the visitor the scope and importance of the Asturian monarchy in the history of Spain. There is also an exhibition of period objects and rooms that can be used for conferences, presentations, institutional events, exhibitions, among others.
Kingdom of Asturias Class

House of Culture:

  • Housed in various services related to education and knowledge, restored in 1997, the building presents the magnificent municipal library where you can find and explore the most diverse books about Cangas de Onís, the region of Asturias and, about the Spanish culture. . Focusing on the history of the village of Cangas de Onís, you can visit the Notary Historical Archive which can be a real treat for passionate historians or browse the huge exhibition hall that represents the locality in the form of painting, sculpture, architecture, among others. . In addition to exposing the identity of the town of Cangas de Onis, the Culture House has a schedule of events very diverse and updated monthly, of which stand out the plays, musicals, movie watching, reading meetings, among others.
House of Culture – Library

Pelayo Sculpture:

  • In the garden of “Iglesia de La Asuncion”, this work was made in 1970 by sculptor Félix Alonso Arena.
Pelayo Sculpture

Dago House:

  • It is a palace house founded in 1920 by order of the Indian Jose Dago, the construction was the work of architect Miguel García Lomas.
Dago House

Pintu Palace:

  • A reconstruction of the 40’s of the twentieth century, an old building of the seventeenth century. It is the work of architect Miguel García Lomas. Inside is the sculpture of the politician Vázquez de Mella, made by Gerardo Zaragoza.
Pintu Palace

Roman Bridge:

  • Is an old building, located on the Sella river, which separates the municipalities of Cangas de Onís and Parres. It dates from the High Middle Ages, probably from the 13th century, during the reign of Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon. It is the most representative monument par excellence of Cangas de Onís and was declared a National Monument in 1931.
Roman Bridge

Cave of the Blues:

  • It is located in the neighborhood of Contraquil, in Cangas de Onís and was discovered in 1972. The appearance in the cave of a burial corresponding to the last moments of the Brazilian occupation constitutes proof of the existence of a certain funeral ritual. The recreation of the “Los Azules” burial can be visited at the Archaeological Museum of Asturias (Oviedo).

Santa Cruz Dolmen:

  • This “Dolmen” dates from approximately 3000 BC and is located under the Santa Cruz Chapel, on an artificial mound that reveals the chamber in which the “Dolmen” is stored. The chamber is over three meters high and is built with sand and stones extracted from nearby rivers.

Picapedrera Motorcycle:

  • It is a sculpture in honor of the world of motorcycles, was designed by Silfredo Torrado, and is made of stone and iron, weighs about 2,500kg. It is located in Camila Beceña square.
Picapedrera Motorcycle