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Lake Covadonga

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Address: Cangas de Onis, Spain
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Stunning nature and stunning views. The perfect place for nature lovers and for families to explore the beauty of the Asturian mountains. Perfect access by road, and then you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning nature and stunning views. The perfect place for nature lovers and for families to explore the beauty of the Asturian mountains. Perfect access by road, and then you can either take short walks or do proper hikes. Great on a good weather day. Just awesome

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery and quite mesmerising in the fog with the musical cowbells ringing from all across the hills.

Thank MAL87
Lisbon, Portugal
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82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The scenery drives you to Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings, the drive there is also a must! It is a place to enjoy the silence and the nature at its best! In the winter you find lots of snow! If you like cycling the road ascension there is a must, its an iconic finish from Vuelta a... More 

1 Thank Ruimvramos
Dorset, England
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362 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We'd tried to drive up here the day before but were turned back by low cloud on the mountain, second day was much clear but the great views of the Picos sadly often obscured. All the same, the scenery is magnificent, though the driver can't look very much as it's a fairly narrow road with steep drops and some places... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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229 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Photos don't really do this place justice. Autumn was a really nice time to visit, with the trees red, orange and yellow. Easy to arrive by car, then there are various walking routes you can take to explore the area. For those not inclined to walking, you can drive straight to the lakes and there are restaurants and a small... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Lagos de Covadonga is a amazing landmark. The ascent of the lakes is pretty hard if you will try to climb by bicycle but certainly you will feel amazing after such hard work. The sanctuary is a stop on the way to the lakes, lovely iconic landmark. The national park is amazing and even a foggy day should not deter... More 

1 Thank Mikel P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Off season is a great time for driving all the way to the higher lake. Do not miss the climb to the viewpoint between the two lakes. A gem

Thank Dmilloh
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This was a nice easy walk with a beautiful drive to get the lakes. The scenery was truly beautiful, mountains surrounding the lakes, deep blue sky and green pastures. Lots of cows (even while driving on the road) along with their deposits! :) We enjoyed it immensely. We had lunch at the on site restaurant Maria Rosa and laughed when... More 

1 Thank parrmt
San Dimas, California
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Unfortunately, we were unable to see the Lakes because the fog was so thick! We did enjoy seeing the goats, sheep and cows along the road!

Thank Raysa15
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The lakes are truly magical; when we made the drive up it was incredibly foggy so we did not yet see the lakes from the main road. While we at first were doubtful whether or not it would even make sense to get out of the car for a walk (as visibility was only a few meters) we are so... More 

1 Thank Mariska E

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