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Ibias
Territory (Fuentes del Narcea)
Contact Address
Plaza del Ayuntamiento. 33810 San Antolín de Ibias
Phone
985 816 101 / 985 816 402
    • Wooden bowl-making crafts.
    • Churches and mansions.
    • Mountain Passes Route.
    • Stone and thatch huts (teitos) and villages with vine-lined roads.
  • Via the AS-348, AS-29 and AS-210

  • Population: 1,634 inhabitants

    Area: 333.3 km2

Land of wooden bowl-makers and miners, the borough was one of the jewels of the Roman Empire thanks to the gold found in its depths. Biosphere Reserve and part of the Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña e Ibias Nature Park, it is a great spot for hiking and outdoor sports, boasting a landscape of spectacular beauty. That's Ibias

It was one of the largest gold reserves of the Roman Empire and still retains vestiges of those gold mines. Land of hill forts and cradle of the cunqueiro or wooden bowl-making culture of western Asturias, in Ibias can be found theblack slate so characteristic of this area, the stone and thatch huts known as pallozas and high mountain vineyards, features that mark its indomitable personality, chiselled through effort, emigration and hard work in the Tormaleo anthracite mines.

Land of sweetness and a sunny microclimate, part of its territory is a Biosphere Reserve and Nature Park and Ibias provides the traveller with numerous hiking trails and outdoor activities, including hunting and fishing. Especially recommended for the adventurous is the activity of canoeing down the River Navia or the River Ibias. It also has its rugged aspect, the Mountain Passes Route, which includes legendary names in Asturias such as Connio Pass and the rather sombrely-named Pozo de las Mujeres Muertas or "Dead Women's Pit" Pass.

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GPS:43.03871,-6.8719969