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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
Ribadesella, canoeing and rock art

This attractive town in eastern Asturias is very famous for two unforgettable and unrepeatable landmarks: for being the enclave where the prehistoric Cueva de Tito Bustillo is located, declared by UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site due to the importance of its paintings, engravings and other manifestations of rock art. Furthermore, 250 metres from the entrance to this cave, is the "Tito Bustillo" Rock Art Centre, with a permanent exhibition on this invaluable artistic ensemble. 

And if this were not enough, Ribadesella is the finish line of one of the best-known canoe races in the world, the International Descent of the Sella, which is held every year on the first Saturday of August, and which is the only Asturian festival declared to be of International Tourist Interest.
The Sella River, which turns into an estuary when it crosses the heart of the town, marks the life and landscape of this emblematic fishing village, which has traditionally lived off  both maritime and river fishing.

The whaling, high-sea fishing, inshore fishing and salmon fishing, its seasoning industry and its marine trade impregnate a pleasant historic quarter. In addition, the link to the Cantabrian Sea is reflected in six ceramic panels by the famous cartoonist and humourist Antonio Mingote on the Paseo de la Grúa.
On a maritime tour you can see other landmarks of this town such as the walk along the estuary that is named after Princess Letizia. The current Queen of Spain spent many childhood summers in this town (hence why they make some very delicious cookies called Letizias). There is also the Paseo de los Vencedores walk, in the vicinity of the finish line of the famous International Descent of the Sella, or the Route of the Dinosaurs in Punta'l Pozu.

In addition, this sunny town has splendid places to enjoy spending time on terraces, enjoy good food, have drinks, or to take unforgettable walks such as the Paseo de la Grúa, the Santa Marina beach with its spectacular Indianos style villas, the Guía chapel and viewpoint, the Watchtower beach...
And an advantage: Ribadesella is always very atmospheric, especially in spring and summer, since at this time it is a permanent festival and offers you endless concerts, cultural activities, gastronomic days, etc.  In short, it is a village with an intense historical, cultural, marine, sports, gastronomic and social offer.