Surroundings of the apartments

Path of Nora

Recommended walk of about 60 minutes, 3 km, which runs along both banks of the River Nora as it passes through Granda and Colloto.

We start the walk on a downhill path, located on the left when leaving the Apartamentos Antojanes between the white house and the stone wall. We arrive at the village road that we will cross straight ahead to continue along a gravel road, leaving some small houses on the left. Arriving at the river, the walk begins that runs along both sides of the riverbed, and has two bridges, the new one made of wood when arriving at the river and another when arriving at Colloto (30 minutes).

The Colloto Roman Bridgeis considered one of the best works of ancient Asturian civil engineering.

Its exact chronology is currently uncertain, and its probable construction in Roman times is still being discussed. It would form part of the road infrastructure works for the communications route that would link the lands of Cantabria with Gallaecia, crossing the center of Asturias. The first documentary references written about the Bridge are from medieval times; likewise, since the end of the 16th century there is news of various minor works carried out on it, and for this reason it is one of the best-preserved old bridges in the Oviedo area.

Santiago's road

We are 100 meters from the road. At the connection of the “Camino de la Costa” and the “Camino Primitivo” and very close to the city of Oviedo.

Crossing it (road with cars) we will arrive at the Church of San Pedro de Granda. Here we can continue the path that the cars already abandoned, until we even reach the Palacio de Meres in the opposite direction to Santiago.

As it passes through Asturias, it passes through different places. The best known is the Camino de Santiago del Norte (or “Camino del Norte”) that runs through the towns of the Cantabrian coast from Irún to Ribadeo.

However, the most outstanding of the paths is undoubtedly the “Camino Primitivo”:

At the beginning of the 9th century, from the Basilica of El Salvador (now the Cathedral of Oviedo), the Astur monarch Alfonso II El Casto began the first of the pilgrimages to Compostela to venerate the tomb of Santiago El Mayor and found there, in his honor, the first basilica.

This is how an inscription says in front of the current Cathedral of Oviedo and the popular saying is also well known that says:

Whoever visits Santiago and not the Savior, visits the servant and not the lord.

Between these two paths, a connection route is established that, turning off at Ribadesella, heads towards Oviedo to follow the precept of visiting the Cathedral of El Salvador in Oviedo. Passing through the towns of Villaviciosa and Pola de Siero.

It is in this connection and very close to the town of Oviedo, where our Antojanes rural tourism apartments are located; at the foot of the Camino de Santiago itself, being an ideal place to rest, and take a break before visiting Oviedo.

pilgrim services

  • Fully equipped apartments, including washing machine and drying rack.
  • Luggage reception.
  • Transport between stages.
  • Recruitment of physiotherapy services.
  • Closed parking for bicycles.
  • Information and attention to requests.
  • Sealing of credentials.
  • Ask us about any other need.

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