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Ribadesella (Ribadesella)
Contact Address
Paseo Princesa Letizia, 33560
985 860 038
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    • Tito Bustillo Cave and Cave Art Centre.
    • Old Quarter, Historic Route around the Harbour and La Guía Chapel.
    • Santa Marina Beach and Promenade with Indiano buildings and Vega Beach with its sand dune system.
    • Cuevas Cave and Dinosaur Footprints on the cliffs.
  • Via the A-8 dual carriageway and the N-632

    • Ribadesella Harbour
      El Muellín Quay
    • 684 628 539/660 259 128
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    • Ch9
    • 43º27.824"N, 005º03.814"W
    • Number of permanent berths: 238
    • Maximum length: 12 m
    • Fuel: Diesel/Unleaded
    • Depth of entrance channel: 6 m
    • Depth at quay: 4 m
    • Water supply at berth
    • Electricity at berth
    • Sailing club
Bathed by the Bay of Biscay and traversed by the most famous river in Asturias, the Sella, Ribadesella offers visitors a variety of attractions: scenery and nature, history and culture, festivals and traditions, sports and adventure, gastronomy... all without losing sight of its deep-rooted maritime spirit.

Ribadesella has always been closely linked to the sea, so much so that there was a time when all the local people earned their living from harbour-related pursuits: maritime trade, the importation of salt, salmon fishing in the estuary, coastal fishing, salting plants and whaling. Today it retains its deep-rooted seafaring spirit, an example of which is the Historic Route around the Harbour running along La Grúa Promenade, highly transited each day by locals and visitors alike, where six ceramic panels can be found that tell the history of the port of Ribadesella through amusing drawings by the great cartoonist Antonio Mingote. This route has information in Braille and an audio-guide for each panel so that everyone can enjoy it. Ribadesella also boasts an extensive promenade along which the river, estuary and sea accompany the other landmarks of the town: La Guía Scenic Balcony, Princess Letizia Promenade and the Sella Canoe Race Winners Promenade, Santa Marina Beach with its spectacular Indiano buildings raised in the early 20th century by returning emigrants who had made their fortune in the Americas, and the Dinosaur Trail in Punta'l Pozu. But the jewel in the crown is Tito Bustillo Cave, a World Heritage Site considered one of the most important examples of Palaeolithic Cave Art in the world. A whole range of cultural, festive and sporting events are held throughout the year in this seaside town which make it unique: festivities with maritime processions in the summer, horse racing on Santa Marina Beach, chamber music concerts in a spectacular, matchless acoustic space, namely Ardines Cave, the Jazz Festival, the Sella Canoe Race Festival, the only listed International Tourist Interest Festivity in Asturias. Not to mention, of course, the special care Ribadesella takes in gastronomic matters. In any season of the year, but above all in spring and summer, there is a special atmosphere in the town's outdoor cafés and restaurants. Cider houses, bars and restaurants invite the visitor to have a good time sharing a few bottles of cider, savouring some tapas or dinner outdoors, enjoying the great variety of fish and seafood deliciously prepared by local chefs. The town boasts a quality mark or seal to visually identify those establishments guaranteeing that the fish their customers will consume has been purchased in the wholesale fish market hours after being caught. What's more, the Seafood Gastro Event is held every year in June, the longest-standing of this kind in eastern Asturias. Another gastro event is held in February devoted to Arcín (sea urchin).