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Caravia: basic info

What to see and do, where to sleep and eat ... Caravia

Caravia: basic info

What to see and do, where to sleep and eat ... Caravia

It is a small coastal council bounded ...

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Is a small coastal council bounded by the mountain ranges of El Fito and El Sueve to the south, and furrowed by the river Duesos that looks for its mouth in the Espasa beach. Do not miss the green parrots and large flocks that serve as pasture to the vaccine, sheep and horse hut, integrated by the famous asturcones.

It limits to the north with the Bay of Biscay, to the south with Parres, to the east with Ribadesella and to the west with Colunga.

How to get there

By the coast road, N-632, starting from Gijón, Villaviciosa or Ribadesella. Also by the Cantábrico Highway.


Oviedo 68 Kms.
Ribadesella 16 kms.
Gijón 44 kms.

Brief History

They have found decorated ceramic remains, swords, tools and a splendid fibula that represents an Asturcón, that speak of the human presence in these lands in the Paleolithic and the Neolithic; the most important finding took place in the year 1917: the castreño enclosure of peak of the Castro or castro of Caravia. In it lived around 240 people, these men belonged to the Astures and it seems likely that to the subtribe of the luggones. In Caravia it was founded in the 11th century Benedictine monastery of San Jacobo or Santiago. In the nineteenth century the neighborhood, defending its identity, opposed the dissolution of the council and the union with neighboring Colunga. In this same century French troops landed on the beach of Espasa. Throughout the council there are examples of popular architecture such as typical mansions and granaries, and also good examples of medieval and Renaissance buildings.

What to see

Beach of the Espasa.
Arenal beach of Morís.
The Jurassic Coast. More info The Jurassic Coast
The road to Santiago. More info The road to Santiago


Santiago, in Caravia Baja, the last Sunday of July.
Our Lady of Consolation, in Caravia la Alta, the first Sunday of September.
Folixa San Juan, the Saturday closest to the celebration of the saint.

Tourist Office of Caravia

Tourist information office of Caravia Alta
The Hórreo. Contact phone 985 85 30 05

Text: © Ramón Molleda for desdeasturias.com

coordinates Latitude: 43.4526711 Length: -5.1814270
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