Caso (Asturian: Casu) is a municipality in the Spanish Principality of Asturias. It shares a boundary to the North with Piloña; to the East with Ponga; to the South with León and to the West with Sobrescobio and Laviana.
|Capital||Campo de Caso|
|• Alcalde||Miguel Ángel Fernández (PSOE)|
|• Total||307.94 km2 (118.90 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||2,022 m (6,634 ft)|
|• Density||5.0/km2 (13/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
33990 - 33999
Most of the inhabitants of Caso live in the Nalón Valley, on which the largest town is the capital El Campu. The town is divided in two neighbourhoods: L'Arrobiu and El Barru.
The municipalities of Caso and Sobrescobio together constitute the Redes Natural Park, designated by the UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. The Natural Monument of the Cueva Deboyu (the Nalón River passes through a cave in the mountain) is also located in Caso. Caso is famous for its landscape, European beech forests, wood handcraft and its Casín cheese.
The AS-17 (Avilés - Pass of Tarna) road is the easiest form to reach Caso from Oviedo or Gijón. The AS-254 (El Campu - L'Infiestu) road connects Caso with Piloña and the N-634 road. Caso and León are connected by the Pass of Tarna. The nearest train station is located in Pola de Laviana.
The municipality is located in a wild and mountainous area in which there are plenty of hiking routes and natural places to visit:
- Arrudos Defile, in Caleao.
- Deboyu Cave, in Campo de Caso.
- Tabayón del Mongayu (waterfall), in Tarna.
- Brañagallones (shepherd's huts in the mountain), in Bezanes. Very nice prairie, surrounded by mounts where there are several old huts and a mountain lodge.
There is also some old churches and interesting civil constructions.
- Pandu Quarter (traditional asturian architecture), in Campo de Caso.
- Santa María la Real Church (16th century), in Tanes.
- Santa Cruz de la Real Church (Baroque altarpiece), in Caleao.
- Museo de la Madera y la Madreña (wood handcraft museum), in Veneros.
- Taller de la Madera y la Madreña (wood handcraft workshop), in Pendones.
- Redes Visitor Centre, in Campo de Caso.
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