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Did you know that... Cuevas del Agua

 

It is a town of barely fifty inhabitants that is part of the parish of Junco and belongs to the council of Ribadesella distant from this town about five kilometers. The village of Cuevas del Agua enjoys a privileged situation which, together with its peculiar access, makes it in some way an authentic lost village where the signs of identity of rural life are conserved like few other places. In this place a power station was built in 1905 to supply the town of Ribadesella. 

Cuevas del Agua

To discover What to see in Cuevas del Agua?

 

The village of Cuevas del Agua is one of the most coquettish of the council. Enjoy the banks of the river Sella in the shade and protection of the surrounding mountains, Las Torres, La Pandiella, El Colláu, La Cuesta and Les Roces. Between its two neighbourhoods, Cuevas and Santiago, we find beautiful houses of typical Asturian construction and a good number of traditional hórreos. It is said that it is the village of the council that has more hórreos. Its hermitage is dedicated to Santiago, but there are signs that there was probably another previous one dedicated to San Román. In the village there is a nature classroom where we can learn about the most characteristic ecosystems of Ribadesella. From Cuevas del Agua we can also undertake the beautiful Route of the mills and discover in situ how these hydraulic mills of other times worked.

Hermitage of Santiago in Cuevas del Agua

Festivities

 

Cuevas or Cueves, as it is called in Asturian, celebrates its patron saint festivities in honour of Santiago on 25 July.

 

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Curiosities

 

The name Cuevas del Agua is a toponym that refers to the action that the precious liquid performs in the limestone environment in which it is found. Its only road communication is through a natural cave, La Cuevona de Cuevas.

Hórreo in Cuevas del Agua

The Legend

 

In the Middle Ages, when human strength was replaced by hydraulics, water mills, taking advantage of the energy of the rivers, supplied entire regions with flour from different cereals. Its true boom was from the seventeenth century thanks to the extension of corn cultivation from America. The fact that they were always located between the banks of the rivers and as if they were a refuge almost always hidden together with being a reference for the economy of the community, led them to emerge around them numerous legends about love affairs and sinful tejemanejes that took place inside.

 

 

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Get to Cuevas del Agua by car

 

To get to Ribadesella we can do it following the A-8 Autovía del Cantábrico that joins Gijón and Torrelavega, getting to the town by the old national N-632. Once there we will go towards the Caves of Tito Bustillo, going up the river Sella by the road that leads to them and leaving them behind, we will continue passing by the towns of La Huertona and Sardalla, following by an ascending section until finding the signposting towards Cuevas del Agua that will force us to turn aside to descend to the encounter of the autovía, to shortly cross it the highway, enters us in La Cuevona and ends in our destiny Cuevas de Agua.

 

By bus

 

There is access, through the pedestrian footbridge over the river Sella that joins them with the road N-634, as well as the pedestrian way of San Román, to the bus stops of Omedina or Santianes-La Ribera.

 

By train

 

Cuevas del Agua has a FEVE narrow-gauge train stop, which covers the Oviedo-Santander line.

 

 

 


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List of Routes
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IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Adapted

0:20 h.1 km.

The Cuevona of Cuevas del Agua
Difficulty-AdaptedGreen difficulty category, level 1. Itineraries conditioned and prepared for the use and enjoyment of persons with reduced mobility.
IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Low

0:30 h.2 km.

Jesters of Arenillas
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little slope and without difficulties.
PATHS IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Moderate

4:00 h.14.6 km.

Route of the Alba
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding courses, either because they are longer, more sloping or have a specific difficulty.
Cave of Tito Bustillo
Ribadesella, Principado de Asturias
Cave of Tito Bustillo

One of the world's largest cave collections of Palaeolithic art.

Muja Jurassic Museum of Asturias
Colunga, Principado de Asturias
Muja Jurassic Museum of Asturias

Model in the field of research and museology

Cable Car of Fuente Dé
Camaleño, Cantabria
Cable Car of Fuente Dé

From civilization to the mountains of the central massif of the Picos de Europa

Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana
Camaleño, Cantabria
Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana

Guardian and custodian of the Lignum Crucis

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