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Our rural apartments are located in the county of Cazanes, 1.5 Km. from the capital city of Villaviciosa, whose motorways put it in a privileged position within central urban Asturias.
The community´s origins date back to the Castro era, and its original name (Maliayo) was given to it by Alfonso X El Sabio in October 1270.  Its economic development was due to its extremely fertile land and rivers used as refuge and for commerce on the once-navigable Ría de Villaviciosa.

Villaviciosa has a large array of Romanic and Pre-Romanic structures, including the architectural area consisting of San Salvador de Valdediós (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site), as well as the Sta. María S. XIII church, the Oliva S. X church, San Salvador de Fuentes S.X, and San Juan de Amandi S. XII.

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Villaviciosa is situated in a valley formed by river erosion and flooding, creating what we currently know as the Ría that runs from Villaviciosa to the ocean, with the beautiful Playa de Rodiles on its right shore and the Puntal and Puerto de Tazones on the left. 

In1995, the Villaviciosa estuary and its surroundings were declared a Partial Natural Reserve, whose uniqueness, wealth of vegetation, flora, and fauna make it a unique national wetland.

Villaviciosa is city with the largest number of hórreos (raised granaries) in Asturias, with a total of 1,998, along with 393 paneras (elongated granaries).  We recommend getting lost in the surrounding villages and enjoying these constructions that have delighted throughout centuries. More informationwww.fundacioncardin.es/horreos/


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