Siero is one of the most inhabited municipalities with a more consolidated economy in Asturias. Its position in the center of Asturias makes it an essential crossroads for the economy of the area and the development of the services, industrial and commercial sector.
The deep roots of their traditions, and the high associative fabric makes Siero one of the areas where Asturian is most pampered. The municipality also stands out for its agricultural tradition. Its capital, La Pola, is, among many other things, one of the best-known amusement centers of Asturian youth.
How to get there
Siero is one of the best communicated councils of the Principality. From Oviedo on the A-8 motorway towards Santander. From Gijón on the well-known Greek Y motorway to Oviedo, and taking the deviation to Santander from the Cantábrico highway. From the East of Asturias by the N-634 or the Autovía del Cantábrico.
Oviedo 15 kms.
Gijón 24 kms.
Avilés 27 kms.
Mieres 32 kms.
This territory was inhabited since the Paleolithic era. There are several prehistoric sites.
Some of the most interesting remains are found in Limanes and Vega de Poja. A group of four burial mounds appear in the Alto de la Mayá (Espinera) and three others in the «Cantu Negru» (Bobes).
Also the castreña culture was deeply rooted, highlighting at the present time remains of several Castros, Pico Castiello, El Castiello, La Canterona, El Cuitu, La Torre, or Les Muries.
La Roman colonization also left footprints in the municipality, such as communication routes and some significant bridges such as Colloto, Bergueres or Lugones, as well as that of Pola de Siero, destroyed around the year 1886.
In the tenth century we find the first written reference on Siero. Later, in the year 1270 the king Alfonso X El Sabio grants population letter to the men of the land of Siero.
In May of 1808 the intervention of Siero was decisive for the triumph of the cause of Asturias against the French.
The economic life of Siero has been presided over mainly by the cattle ranch and agriculture, a fertile territory that produced maize, beans, spelled, rye, potatoes, legumes and fruits in abundance.
Note the wide presence of flour mills, tanneries, looms, sausage factories and chocolates. In the 19th century, the discovery and exploitation of coal in its territory also contributed to the economic development of the council.
In the last decades Siero has experienced a progressive increase in its economic potential, its privileged regional position, they have made possible the improvement in the standard of living and an increase in the demand for services, with the consequent development of the tertiary sector, current development engine.
What to see
Route of the Palaces
Romanesque Church of San Esteban de Aramil.
Romanesque church of Argüelles.
Picu Castiellu route.
Peña route of the Four Judges.
> Feast of the Pinot Eggs, Tuesday after Easter, La Pola.
> Fiesta of El Carmín, Sunday following the 16 of July, La Pola.
> Les Comadres, Thursday before Carnival Sunday, La Pola.
> San Martín, weekend at 11 in November, Argüelles.
> San Martín de la Carrera, second Sunday of July, El Berrón.
> Our Lady of the Rosary first weekend of October, Bobes.
> Santa Marta, at the end of July, Carbayín Bajo.
> San Antonio, weekend closest to 13 in June, Colloto.
> Our Lady of Good Success, 1 of August, Lugones.
> Live cattle market, Tuesdays, and rearing calf market, on Thursdays; in La Pola.
> Contest-Regional Exhibition of Cattle Selective Cattle, from 21 to 23 of September, in La Pola.
> Mercadillo, on Tuesdays, in La Pola.
Useful telephone numbers
Town hall. Plaza Mayor, s / n. Pola de Siero. Phone: 985 72 24 05.Text: © Ramón Molleda for desdeasturias.com