Rome in Asturias

A few years before the turn of time, Rome conquered the cantabrian finisterres and Asturian lands were occupied by the Roman armies under Emperor Augustus. Under the Romans, there was a true joint territory with the creation of urban and rural centers connected by an extensive road network. The benefit of the gold mines, focused the interests of Rome in the western part of the región, whose deposits were exploited on a large scale. He developed new economic and commercial activities that drove the transformation of the habits and customs of a population of long mining tradition and peasant. The Roman presence in Asturias meant the entry of our region in cultural spheres of the classical world.