"Ribadesella - Idyllic Asturian estuary town" Ribadesella by HORSCHECK
Ribadesella Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 149 photos
In May 2013 we explored the picturesque coast line of Northern Spain for two weeks. On this trip we spent one night in Ribadesella, which was also the westernmost place we visited.
With only about 6.200 inhabitants Ribadesella can easily be explored in one day. It is situated at the Cantabrian Sea on both sides of the river Sella mouth. The touristy interesting old town is located on the eastern bank of the river. Here many old buildings, quaint squares, the parish Church of Santa Maria Magdalena as well as the quaint Chapel of the Virgin de La Guia can be found.
The western part of the town is dominated by an approximately 2 km long beach promenade along the Playa de Santa Marina. Here many modernist villas dating from the 19th and 20th century can be admired.
"The boat is safer anchored at the port; but that’s not the aim of boats."
--- Paulo Coelho ---
- Pros:Scenic coastline; interesting mix of medieval town and modernist architecture.
- Cons:Lack of open restaurants during off season.
- In a nutshell:Idyllic Asturian estuary town at the Cantabrian Sea.
One of the touristic highlights of Ribadesella is the Chapel of the Virgin de La Guia (Capilla de La Virgen de la Guia)... more travel advice
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