The Principality of Asturias which is ASTURIAS SINGULAR PROPERTIES´s principal place of business and headquarters, is located in the north of Spain, by the Atlantic Ocean. Its touristic slogan, Natural Paradise, is the best description for its incomparable beauty. On its 4092 square miles (10603 square kilometres) with both sea and mountains, there are more than two hundred beaches, most of them close to the mountains, outstanding among them, Picos de Europa. More than one third of it is under environmental protection and within its borders there are six UNESCO´s biosphere reserves.
Culture and nature go hand in hand in this territory. It offers prehistoric caves with outstanding cave paintings, castros or celtic pre-roman fortifications, roman remains, pre-Romanesque art which includes a number of churches and other buildings, many of them declared important by World Heritage. There are many museums in the Principality of Asturias devoted to visual arts and several themes such as the jurassic period, cave art, archeology, mining, ethnography, cider and railways.
Asturias is the key location for the Camino de Santiago (the pilgrims path to Santiago de Compostella), and it was the first pilgrim path to be recognised for its significance to European Culture by the Council of Europe. There are three possible pilgrimage routes to Santiago and the Northern path passes through the Principality of Asturias, with two main routes: one along the coast and the other inland.
Asturias is famous for its gastronomy. Fish, seafood, meat, sausages, pulses (especially the stew called Fabada Asturiana), different kinds of cheese, cider (the regions typical drink due to the huge amount of apple trees), also cakes and pastries are all a part of the wide gastronomical fare on offer.
This territory has all the above mentioned services including an extensive communication network: a motorway to Madrid, to the rest of the Cantabrian coastline and to Europe thorough the Cantabrico Motorway, an international airport (IATA:OVD) near Aviles and a private airfield in La Morgal, near Oviedo. Asturias has a balance of both rural and urban life, with more than 200,000 inhabitants, adding to this is the joy of a long shoreline with twenty marinas.