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Ribadesella: what to see in one day

Ribadesella: what to see in one day

What to see and do, where to sleep, beaches ... Ribadesella

Updated on 15 December 2021

What to see and do, where to sleep, beaches ... Ribadesella

Ribadesella is a privileged enclave, its situation at the edge of the sea and its unique shape make it a unique place.
It takes its name from the mouth of the Sella River, one of the most important in Asturias, known for its salmon and for the International Descent of said river.

The town of Ribadesella is the capital of a municipality surrounded by mountains, beaches and cliffs. Without going any further, in the urban area many of the attractions of the council are condensed (Municipality of Tourist Excellence since 1997). Apart from enjoying the local heritage and culture, it is easy to get close to the beach, the cliffs, different viewpoints and protected natural environments without going too far outside the limits of its urban nucleus.

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It limits to the north with the Bay of Biscay, to the south with the councils of Cangas de Onís and Parres, to the east with the council of Llanes and to the west with the council of Caravia.

How to get there

Starting from Oviedo take the national highway N-634 in the direction of Lieres. Continue on the N-634 until you reach the junction with the National Highway N-632. Continue on it until you reach Ribadesella.


84 km from Oviedo / 70 km from Gijón / 93 km from Avilés / 25 km from Llanes / 98 km from Mieres / 95 km from Navia

Our Story

Stands out above all rock heritage, from the Upper Palaeolithic, found in the Tito Bustillo Cave and along the Ardines Massif, which year after year brings new discoveries of a relevant primitive culture settled on the banks of the Sella.

During the middle ages considerable splendor was experienced thanks to the shipyards, which were nourished by the wood that was brought down by the Sella, and the maritime trade, especially salt, essential for salting fish.

The estuary of Sella was an important whaling enclave. During the 18th century Ribadesella tried to consolidate itself as the first Asturian port and port of connection with Castile. But, perhaps under the influence of Jovellanos, the investments went to the port of Gijón and to the Pajares highway.

In 1865, after the widening, a wooden bridge was built over the Sella, which was replaced by another iron bridge in 1892. This was destroyed in 1937 by avatars of the Civil War and in 1940 the current concrete bridge was inaugurated. In the sixties and seventies the sandy area of ​​Santa María beach has just been developed, leaving the town configured as we know it today.


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· San Juan, June 24.
· Virgen de la Guía, first Sunday in July.
· Santa Marina August 25.
· International descent of the Sella. Festival of International Tourist Interest, first Saturday in August.

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Weekly market: every Wednesday.

· Cheese Fair, August 10 in the town of Cuerres.
· Livestock Contest-Exhibition, September 21.

Tourist Office: The Pier. Tno: 985 86 00 38.
Town hall: Plaza de la Reina María Cristina s / n.

Más info: www.ribadesella.com

Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com

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