Hello, hello, hello lovely readers! It’s the middle of the week, so it’s time for Where in Spain Wednesday. As the temperatures have dropped lower and lower this week in Barcelona, I’ve been looking at pictures of much colder places in Spain to cheer myself up by making it seem relatively warm-ish. So that’s why I chose this shot of the Basilica of Santa María in Covadonga, Asturias – it was absolutely freezing there!
I visited Asturias last November and absolutely loved it. There were emerald-green hills everywhere and the little cities were wrapped in clouds of thick mist, giving the whole place a mysterious feel that I haven’t seen anything else like in Spain.
Out of all the beautiful places I visited, the Basilica of Santa María in Covadonga was by far one of the highlights. It’s all built out of pretty pink-ish stones, which along with the red roof really stood out against all the green and grey. Unfortunately, as atmospheric as the mist was, it also stopped me from visiting something I really wanted to see – some of the Picos de Europa, the Peaks of Europe mountain range. Covadonga can be a starting point for accessing the impressive mountains, and that was the plan; sadly, it was deemed “too misty” to visit them. I guess I’ll just have to go back!
Oh, and before I go, there’s one last thing – you may want to check back tomorrow for another mini-surprise on the blog. 😉