Sariego ( Asturian Sarieguu ) is a municipality ( concejo ) in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. The main town and seat of the municipality is La Vega.
The region was formed in the Triassic and Jurassic. The substrate consists mainly of sandstone and limestone
The municipality is bordered by Sariego
There is evidence of a settlement during the Roman occupation, but this could not be detected until today with certainty.
Sariego was first mentioned in 996 in a document in the Archdiocese of Oviedo, stating a donation of King Bermudo II and his wife Elvira to the monastery of San Pelayo in Oviedo.
Persistent ownership disputes in the 12th and 13th century led by King Alfonso IX. to intervene. He ordered the independent municipality with its own jurisdiction, thus ending the feud.
Jovellanos, one of the thinkers of the Enlightenment, built during his exile in Asturias a pilgrim hostel near the church of Santa María de Narzana, which made the town an important stop on the Camino de la Costa.
In the early 19th century was the town during the Spanish War of Independence transit area for the French army. The guerrillas, thus putting the invading forces in from the mountain slopes of periodic bloody losses. During the Spanish Civil War, a small airfield was established in the community.
- Parish Church of Santiago el Mayor, from the 10th century
- Church of Santa María de Narzana
- Population figures, see INE
- Coordinates and altitude information see Google Earth
- Area Code