Santa Cueva

Built in honour of the "Virgin of Battles" who was said to have brought the Catholics victory in the Battle of Covadonga, the cave houses an 18C wooden Virgin Mary, the venerated Santina. She is patron saint of Asturias and a major procession takes place in her name on 8 September.

Useful information

Phone:

+34 985 84 61 15

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

Jul-Sep: 9am-8.30pm; rest of year: 9am-7pm - do not visit during offices

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