In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudéjar and many, many more.

Picasso. Modernism and avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life.


In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more.


This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.


  • View of Ribadesella © Turespaña

    View of Ribadesella © Turespaña


The urban layout of Ribadesella is characterised by a bridge that divides the fishing port in two. This bridge, every first Saturday of August, is the finish line of the most representative festival of Asturias, the canoe descent of the Sella River. Its historic quarter is declared Property of Cultural Interest.

The historic town of Ribadesella was founded by King Alfonso X (“the Wise”) in the 13th century. It offers visitors an interesting mix of mediaeval town and modernist architecture. The locality has two clearly distinct parts: The east side, in which the old zone of the city lies, and the west side, where an excellent beach and the Tito Bustillo cave, one of the treasures of European cave art, are located.

Similar to the one in Altamira, the stalactites of the cave are more impressive than the paintings. Entrance is limited to 375 visitors per day and so, in summer, it is advisable to arrive early in the morning to enter. It also has a museum of the prehistoric findings of the area.

In the historic quarter, the Santa Maria de Junco and San Esteban de Leces Churches, of Romanesque origin; the Santa Ana Gothic Chapel (15th century) and the Renaissance Chapel of Nuestra Señora de Guía (16th century) are notable. Of particular note as civil architecture is the Town Hall, which is Renaissance and Plateresque, as well as the numerous stately homes dating to the 17th-18th centuries.

Between the end of the 19th century and the start of the 20th, a notable number of romantic villas in modernist and eclectic style were built in the modern district of Arenal de Santa Marina. Among them is the modernist Villa Rosario, built by members of the rich bourgeoisie who had made their fortunes in the Americas. 

What to see in the destination See more

Find tourist information in the surroundings

Very interesting

spain is culture