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Ribera de Arriba
Territory (Montaña Central)
Contact Address
Plaza de la Constitución. 33172 Soto Ribera
985 796 009
    • Village of Güeñu/Bueño, Exemplary Town of Asturias.
    • Hórreo Interpretation Centre in Güeñu/Bueño.
    • Peñerúes Range.
    • Argame Range.
  • Via the A-66 dual carriageway and the N-630

  • Population: 2,009 inhabitants

    Area: 21.98 km2

The waters of the River Nalón and the River Caudal fuse with its territory... its essence is the riverbank and that is why it carries it in its name. The raised granaries-cum-storehouses in Güeñu/Bueño, the Peñerúes and Argame Ranges and Los Alfilorios Dam are some of its most deeply rooted signs of identity. That's Ribera de Arriba.

It owes its name to the fact that it is literally a riverbank (ribera) of the Nalón and that the two rivers of the central Asturian mining valleys come together within its borders: the Caudal merges with the Nalón body and soul in Ribera de Arriba, which perfectly combines lowland and mountain. This means it enjoys a benevolent microclimate and is considerably rich in terms of forests, with abundant oak and chestnut trees.

Near the borough capital, Soto Ribera, is to be found the village of Güeñu/Bueño, which boasts a collection of well-preserved raised granaries-cum-storehouses (hórreos), confirming it as one of the most important ethnographic ensembles of the Principality, hence the fact that it is home to the Hórreos Interpretation Centre .

Granaries and water like that from thedam of Alfilorios, which 'quenches' the capital of the Principality ... Here's Ribera de Arriba, affable, festive and keeper of traditions.

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