The council of Tineo is located in western Asturias and is characterized by an amazing and extensive territory where history and nature combine to form a unique landscape full of historical heritage as few Asturian councils have.
The town of Tineo, capital of the municipality, is considered a population with a long history since the time of the Roman Empire. During the 12th and 15th centuries, it reached its maximum splendor coinciding with the influx of pilgrims who, on their way to the Galician town of Santiago de Compostela, stopped at the Monastery of Santa María la Real de Obona.
The municipality of Tineo is the cradle of Exemplary Towns, an award granted by the Princess of Asturias Foundation. Thus, we can visit the town of Tuña, awarded in 2000 for its stately past, or Navelgas, awarded in 2003 for its tradition and history around gold. A council with important tourist and historical attractions: prehistoric dolmens, Roman gold mines, monasteries, palaces,… and mainly nature. Its landscapes, its customs, its history and its traditions make up the most important heritage of Tineo. The hospitality of its people and the scent of its gastronomy invite tourists to enjoy a unique council in the Principality of Asturias.
Tineo, enjoys a very important Artistic, Civil and Religious Heritage. Proof of this are the numerous palaces distributed throughout the council, such as Rozadiella, the García family or the Palace of Merás and a wide variety of churches and chapels, such as the Monastery of Obona, the Church of San Martín de Calleras or the Hermitage of San Roque. Protected Natural Spaces and Natural Monuments are also part of our “Nature on demand” Las Hoces del Río Esva, one of the most important ecological cradles in western Asturias, where flora and fauna preserve all their splendor, or Carbayo de Valentín, the impressive oak tree, hundreds of years old, at the foot of the Chapel of San Pedro de Valentín .