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
The Archivo de Indianos.
More info The Indianos Archive
Beach of the Franca.
More info The Beach of La Franca
Cave of the Pindal.
More info The Cave of El Pindal
Tower of Noriega.
The Route of the Casonas de Indianos
More info The Route of the Casonas de Indianos
Coastline and pedestrian path of Bustio-La Franca.
San Emeterio in Pimiango, the March 3.
Las Angustias in Villanueva, the 22 in April.
Virgen del Carmen in Bustio, the 16 of July.
Los Angeles Day in La Franca, the August 2.
Las Nieves in El Peral, the 5 in August.
San Lorenzo in Noriega, the 10 of August.
The Sacramental in Colombres, Saturday after the 15 in August.
San Roque in Pimiango, the 16 of August.
Weekly market in Colombres on Thursdays.
Colombres Tourist Information Office.
Pza. Manuel Ibáñez. Tno 646 71 83 52.