Traditional Asturian houses in Oviedo The Principality of Asturias is quite rightly known as a "natural paradise". No less than 6 biosphere reserves and 345 kilometers of preserved coastline offer spectacular scenery between sea and mountains: high peaks, deep gorges, glacial lakes, wild cliffs, jagged rocks and beautiful beaches. Oviedo, its capital, is a very interesting from an architectural perspective. As for Gijón, you can alternate between cultural tourism and the pleasures of the beach. Quite simply a rich region where you will never be bored. If the real estate in Asturias is more expensive by the seaside than inland, there are however many apartments and houses for sale for all budgets, whether around Oviedo, Gijón, Aviles.