The fishing village of Tapia de Casariego is a coquettish enclave of the Asturian west coast. Its fishing port keeps the essence of always and its beaches and coves provide one of the most refreshing baths in Asturias. Tapia, with privileged waves, is one of the meccas for surfing in Spain.
The municipality of Tapia de Casariego is located on the west coast of Asturias, in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula. It has a total area of 65,99 Km² and has a population of approximately 4.455 inhabitants. Today it is an important summer and leisure resort.
How to get there
Currently the easiest way to get there is by taking the A-8 highway.
Oviedo 141 Km.
Ribadeo 11 Km.
The history of Tapia is recent and until the mid-nineteenth century its territory belonged to Castropol.
In the area, prehistoric materials corresponding to the Lower Paleolithic and typical of the Acheulean culture have been found, indicating the human settlement of the area a long time ago.
Also this territory is one of the most densely occupied by castros, there are nine in total: El Picón and Castello, in Campos and Salave; The Crowns, in La Roda; Las Cercas and the Castles of Pereira, in El Monte; Campo de San Lorenzo and the Castelón del Cornayo, in Serantes, and the Castros or Castro de Represas, in Tapia.
In the year 1154 the territory passes into the hands of the Bishopric of Oviedo, ceded by King Alfonso VII.
In 1580 the confiscation carried out by Felipe II gives the jurisdictional independence to the neighbors of Tapia and Salave. But it will not be until the 19th century when Tapia manages to have its own town hall. Fernando Fernández-Casariego will be the architect of the conversion of Tapia in a village from the primitive village, obtaining that the Government accepted in 1863 the creation of the new council of Tapia, independent of Castropol.
Illustrious characters of the town:
· Gonzalo Méndez de Cancio, was governor of Florida and the introducer in Asturias, at the beginning of the seventeenth century, of corn, which he planted for the first time in the field that was in front of his house.
· Fernando Villamil y Cueto, sailor and hero of the war in Cuba.
· Francisco Pérez Casariego, illustrious of the council.
What to see
Palace of Fields or Casona de los Magdalena, in the town of Campos.
Palace of Cancio Donlebún, in the town of La Veguina.
Palace of the Cotamillo Villamil brothers, in the town of Serantes.
The Plaza de la Constitución, delimited by three of the emblematic buildings of the town: the Secondary Education Institute, the Schools and the Town Hall.
The port and lighthouse Isla de Tapia.
Route of Iron and Gold
Lakes of Silva route
Route of the Enchanted Path
GR.E-9. Coastal Path Cyclist (BTT) and pedestrian. Section: Tapia de Casariego-Vegadeo
GR.E-9 Tapia Coastal Path
Festivals, fairs and markets
Our Lady of Carmen.
V Meeting of Artisans in the port of Tapia.
III Craft Fair d'A Roda
XVIII Interceltic Festival of Occident and Medieval Market.
Declared an Event of Regional Tourist Interest in the 2013.
XXII Fair of Campomar.
With many years of tradition it is dedicated to the countryside and the sea.
6 to 8 for December
III Christmas Fair of Gifts and Opportunities.
Gastronomic Days of the Carnival and Antroxu.
Gastronomic Days of Pincho and Tapa, in April.
Gastronomic Days of the Mussel, in Holy Week.
Gastronomic Days of the Bonito, in June.
Gastronomic Days of Bonito, in August, during the Campomar Fair.
Gastronomic Days of the Tortilla and Halloween, during the «Todos los Santos» Bridge
Mycological and Magosto Gastronomic Conferences. XVIII Memorial Juan Sánchez Ocaña, on the Bridge of «Todos los Santos».
Gastronomic Days of the Percebe and Seafood, in the Bridge of the Constitution.
Tourist Office: Market Square No. 1. Phone: 985 47 10 99
From 10: 00 to 14: 00 hours and from 17: 00 to 20: 00 hours from Monday to Sunday.
Town Hall: 985 62 80 80 - 646 00 29 30
Tourist Office: 985 47 10 99
Youth Information Office: 985 62 80 80
Health Center: 985 47 26 26 - 985 47 10 55
Red Cross: 985 47 10 05
Civil Guard: 985 62 80 13