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Pelayo – The Last King of the Visigoths

Although my planned route is to follow the coasts of Spain and Portugal, I am easily tempted inland. The lure of the Picos de Europa National Park takes me into the mountains to the pilgrimage site of Covadonga. 350 more words

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Cangas de Onis, Picos de Europa National Park, Santillana del Mar, Santander

This morning we set off into the foothills of the Picos de Europa, a National Park encompassing spectacular mountain and gorge scenery. Our first visit was to the holy cave of Covadonga, a shrine to Pelayo, who achieved the first Christian victory over the Moors in 722. 215 more words