Santo Adriano

Santo Adriano ( Asturian Santu Adrianu ) is a Spanish municipality ( concejo in Asturias, corresponds to the municipio in the rest of Spain) in the autonomous region of Asturias. The main town and seat of the municipality is Villanueva.


The municipality of Santo Adriano is surrounded by


First traces of settlement in the region date back to the Paleolithic. Tool finds and paintings in caves near Fornu and Conde prove this. Two not yet fully explored hill forts evidence for the persistent colonization of the Iron Age to the Roman Empire.

From the early days of the Kingdom of Asturias in the ninth century, the Church of Santo Adriano de Tuñón that still delivers as remnants of the abandoned Benedictine an impression of the Pre-Romanesque architecture dates.

In the twelfth century, the valley of the Rio Trubia made ​​news again, as in the castle of Buanga the revolt against King Alfonso VII began.

1589 Santo Adriano was under King Philip II as a separate parish with its own jurisdiction. Seat of administration was Villanueva, what has remained to this day as.


Source: Spanish Ministry of the Interior


Data from the Statistical Office of Economic Development in Asturias, as of 2009 (PDF; 109 kB ) Sadei




  • Parish church Iglesia Santo Adriano de Tuñón, church from the 9th century
  • Brown bear enclosure and release center


  • Population figures, see INE