Artículos de Octubre 2009

Ribadesella

Lunes, 5 Octubre 2009

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Ribadesella (Asturian: Ribesella) is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. It is bordered on the north by the Cantabrian Sea, on the east by Llanes, on the south by Cangas de Onís and Parres, and on the west by Caravia. The first weekend of August, the famous Descenso Internacional del Sella (International Descent of the Sella) takes place, where oarsmen from all over the world gather to attempt the final 20 km of the Sella River in record time.

 History

The municipality includes the Tito Bustillo Cave (Cueva de Tito Bustillo), known for prehistoric wall paintings of animals and figures, probably dating from the Magdalenian age.

The first written references to the settlement are more recent, and date from the first century BC. These come from the Greek geographer Strabo, who speaks of the River “Noega” separating “the Astures of Cantabrians”. The people of Ribadesella at this time were called the Salaenos: they dominated Colunga, Arriondas and Llanes.

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