Its a fantastic place, even though I came in the rain, I love this little town divided into 2 ... Then in the middle of the harbor there is a bridge separating 2 boardwalks, I like them about the same ... I Would love to return in summer, and as Melendi said, go down with a canoe ...
The Sella River is undoubtedly one of the most important rivers in Asturias. It might not be the mightiest, nor the longest, but yes, it's the most famous and it's known for being right next to the Cares River. The river starts in the province of León, in La Fuente del Infierno (or, Hell's Fountain) in Europe's Los Picos. In its 56 kilometers, the river passes by municipalities Asturians in Ponga, Amieva, Parres, Cangas de Onís and Ribadesella, where it empties and is more well-known for its International Descent of Sella by Canoe. It's also well-known to fishermen because this river is one of the most important salmon rivers in Spain.
After eating lunch in Cangas, we reached the beautiful La Vega Beach in Ribadesella council. Green meadows that blend into the sand of the beach, a nice camping area and one of the most recommended beaches on the Asturian coast. It's definitely a little piece of paradise for a summer in the countryside.
In the middle of August, 2008 this panoramic photo of the churning sea during a storm brings the real beauty of this place. It's definitely worth a visit, and it's also an ideal place to declare your love to anyone and certainly a must-see place for nature lovers. This is definitely one of my favorite places to go, I totally recommend it. I hope that anyone who's visiting Ribadesella will be lucky enough to find themselves in a similar situation. Enjoy it.
Santa Marina is an urban beach that's about 1,500 meters long. The waves have a pretty swell, which makes it the ideal place for surfing. Additional services include lifeguards, PA with information on the temperature, state of the sea, and parking. In the summer there are beach bars along the promenade.
I absolutely loved Ribadesella. By night, by day, raining, raining, raining... I spent two days there and it didn't stop raining for a second, but nevertheless I liked it very much. The old town is a beautiful place, especially at night.
The hermitage dates back to the 16th century, and today there's only one third of what was there back then. Previously there was one more ship there and there was a fortress facing the sea, which collapsed like the old hermitage in the mid 19th century due to cliff erosion. It was rebuilt at the end of this century and is currently at the top of Corberu.
Last year I went to my first Descent of the Sella Festival and I was impressed. There were lots of people from everywhere, and there was a great atmosphere both at the party and in the camping center, and it was an especially memorable 3-day holiday. It's a small but very nice town with a beach. It was a luxury holiday.
At the eastern end of the promenade in Ribadesella there are lanterns shining in the evening. I found this wall that's decorated by a mural. In this particular mural the humorist Mingote has made a particular point of view in several super-vignettes that tell the town's story, all the way back from prehistoric times to our time. Beside each mural there's a pedestal that tells you a piece of the artist's biography. Street Art.
Near Ribasedella is where you'll find these monumental caves that have large areas and tunnels within. Its paintings include animals, female sex organs and many other figures and are among the most important in the Peninsula. There's a visitor quota. Go to Asturias Cottages: Http://www.Toprural.Com/asturias-principado/casas-rurales-asturias_bd-es-33.htm
Ribadesella can also offer a large spa to all of the its visitors who come here, or at least it seemed to be so to me. It's actually in the basement of the Grand Hotel del Sella, but it's accessible from the outside and you can use it even if you're not staying in the hotel. In addition to the massage beds, there are also two jacuzzis, one with hot water, and one with cold, a sauna and Turkish bath. Plus, there are hot seats and all kinds of massages. It's pretty affordable, so after a day at the beach it's not a bad way to end the day.
The Torre de la Atalaya (or: Atalaya Tower) is notable for its facade that's full of vines and creeping plants. Though the tower dates back to the 19th century it was built on an ancient medieval tower that rose with a defensive character. Today you can't visit the inside of the tower because it's privately owned so the visit to this romantic neo-medieval tower has to be done entirely from the outside.
In July, the city streets are decorated to celebrate the Feast of the Virgin, Our Lady of Guia, who is the patroness of seafarers. There's a market, some attractions, festivals and, of course, the religious devotion that brings this many people together year after year. Besides the typical festival, the cultural aspect is also strongly valued these days, and there are many different exhibitions and concerts you can go to, to please the taste of all its visitors.
Each September 8 the Principality celebrates its patron saint, the Virgin of Covadonga, with processions, food fairs, concerts. It's called "Day of Asturias". The festival is a tribute to the Battle of Covadonga, cristina victory that led to the beginning of the Reconquista, the celebration itself has been held since the year 1984. It takes place every year in a different area of Asturias. Thus, in 2010 it will be in Ribadesella, but in the year 2009 it was held in Cudillero. Nearly a hundred booths with the most representative of Asturias: Asturias in Gastronomic Delights more Product Fair Asturian (local cheeses, venison and wild boar sausages, corn tortos, pies, casadielles, honeys and jams ...) Local crafts (jewelry, accessories, furniture, sculptures, leather) trades of yesteryear (blacksmiths, weavers and potters), live music, especially pipe bands, and cider, much cider. Finally, Asturian folk groups as "Felpeyu" and "Corquiéu" shake hands with pop musicians known throughout Spain, as Sergio Dalma or Chenoa. My advice: Get for 2 euros a glass of cider and enjoy your handkerchief and few "culines" cider anytime from 5 until 8 September inclusive.
Located between Gijon and Santander in northern Spain, there are many things to see in Ribadesella, a destination famous for its caves and natural landscapes. Tito Bustillo Cave and Ardines Cave are two of the most important attractions in Ribadesella. Take advantage of the high season from Easter to September and come to see them for yourself!
An essential on the to-do list for Ribadesella activities is a visit to the old town, which has buildings dating from the late Middle Ages. More those looking for more active things to do in Ribadesella, take a walk along the Camino Norte, a pilgrimage route which crosses the north of Spain and passes through town. For lovers of religious tourism, you cannot miss visiting the paintings of the church, which is one of the best places to visit in Ribadesella. The Uría-Aza painters are the authors of the spectacular backdrops painted on the dome that governs this incredible monument in Ribadesella.
Another of the main Ribadesella attractions is the footprints of dinosaurs left on the coast, which can be seen from several different points while walking along the coastline. For those still wondering what to do in Ribadesella, the sea and mountains are the perfect combination for a great day out, and you can enjoy the panoramic views from several spots.
For more stuff to do in Ribadesella, look no further than the amazing mansions of Santa Marina beach. Dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, their beauty can not be described only in words - you'll just have to come and see for yourself!
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