Asturia’s capital city offers lots of charms, including a colorful medieval Old Town which hosts a 9th-century Basilica and pre-Romanesque Santa María del Naranco church. The Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias is one of the top attractions, located inside Palacio de Velarde. It showcases more than 15,000 works of art that date from the 14th-century through today, including paintings by Dali, Picasso, Miro, Goya, El Greco and more. The Archaeological Museum of Asturias, built in the 16th century, offers a fascinating look at archaeological artifacts recovered from the region, with objects from prehistory to modern age.
Yet another highlight is the 13th-century gothic Cathedral of San Salvador along Camino de Norte, a major stop on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The complex includes the 9th-century Holy House, built in pre-Romanesque style.