Small coastal council located in the easternmost tip of Asturias. The south of the council is surrounded by the impressive Sierra del Cuera, also protected landscape. The capital of the municipality is Colombres, where the Archivo de Indianos Foundation is located, the largest documentary center of the transoceanic Asturian emigration. In the town of Pimiango are the Cuevas del Pindal It preserves paintings and engravings from the Magdalenian period.
It limits to the north with the Cantabrian sea. To the south, with Peñamellera Baja. To the east, the river Deva, border of Asturias with the province of Cantabria. To the west, with Llanes.
How to get to Ribadedeva
The road N-634 it crosses the municipality from west to east. It enters Cantabria through the Bustio-Unquera bridge over the Deva, where it connects with the N-621 that leads to Panes.
Oviedo, 120 km. // Llanes, 21 km.
In the council are abundant Paleolithic vestiges and rock paintings, as well as remains of Asturian and Neolithic settlements. In the Neolithic the area was occupied by the orgenomescos, a Cantabrian people. During the Roman period these lands became administratively dependent on Clunia (Burgos).
In the high Middle Ages, Ribadedeva and Llanes were part of the call Premorian province. It is a clear example of the remains of the monastery of Santa María de Tina. The existing necropolis in this place indicates that it was used as a cemetery before the construction of the building that today is in ruins, from the 13th century.
Mid-nineteenth century begins in Ribadedeva the phenomenon of emigration massive to America. The Archivo de Indianos located in Colombres is the best reference to know this time and the causes and consequences of emigration. Abundant in the council the large houses of Indians who built the Asturians who returned to the council, standing out for its architectural uniqueness, unique in the entire Cantabrian cornice. A clear reference to know this social phenomenon is the Archivo de Indianos de Colombres.
What to see Ribadedeva
Archives of Indians
Asturian emigration to America at the end of the XNUMXth century and the beginning of the XNUMXth century was a social phenomenon…
Beach of La Franca
La Franca beach is located near the town of the same name, at the mouth of the…
Cueva del Pindal, a rock sanctuary
Since prehistory allowed itself to be seen in the lands of today's Ribadedeva, a long time has passed, so much so that…
Route of the indianos' houses
Monumental facades, ornate railings, galleries, patios, balconies, dream portals, private chapels, exuberant gardens, large pillars, exquisite details, splendid handicrafts,...
Coastline and pedestrian path of Bustio-La Franca.
· San Emeterio in Pimiango, on March 3.
· Las Angustias in Villanueva, on April 22.
· Virgen del Carmen in Bustio, on July 16.
· Day of the Angels in La Franca, on August 2.
· Las Nieves in El Peral, on August 5.
· San Lorenzo in Noriega, on August 10.
· The Sacramental in Colombres, Saturday after August 15.
· San Roque in Pimiango, on August 16.
Weekly market in Colombres on Thursdays.
Colombres Tourist Information Office.
Pza. Manuel Ibáñez. Tno 646 71 83 52.