Tineo is a municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias, in northern Spain.


As almost everywhere in Asturias confirm findings from the Stone Age, the early settlement of the region. Several tumuli are to be seen in the Sierra de Cabra, in the places Curiscada, Bustellán, Tamallanes, Bones, Campiello, el Baradal and Merilles and partly also to visit.

The Romans held here several forts with an accompanying infrastructure such as bridges and aqueducts, which partly still exist today and are used. The Romans were also the ones who found at the places Navelgas and Cerrado Gold, deconstructions of this and how many coins found there prove also impressed. Even today, there is gold in these rivers: the 32nd World Championship gold panners ( 32nd World Goldpanning Championships ) was held from 21 - 27 July, 2008 instead Navelgas ( Concejo de Tineo).

From the reign of King Silo comes a dated on January 17, 780 decree about the foundation of the monastery " Monasterio de Santa María la Real " in Obona. Founded in 1222 Alfonso IX Tineo as a passage point on the pilgrimage route from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela. This tradition lives on the place continues today with two pilgrims' hostels.

In the 19th century was the scene of several battles community and fighting in the Spanish War of Independence and the Civil War, the Carlists.

The coat of arms of the city shows the top left: the Castle Tineo, top right: the coat of arms of García de la Plaza - local heroes - bottom left: the coat of arms of the Cistercian monastery of Castilla, bottom right: the coat of arms of the Franciscan Order in the monastery of Tieno and centrally: the coat of arms of the Counts of Tineo. The latter also serves as the city flag.

Local situation

It is located 66 km from Oviedo, 90 km from Gijón and 64 km from Avilés. Tineo is accessible via the following streets: AS -15 Cornellana - Puerto de Cerredo; AS -215 Tineo - Rodical; AS -216 Tineo - La Espina; AS -217 Tineo - Pola de Allande; AS -218 Tineo - Barcena del Monasterio; AS -219 Luarca - Pola de Allande; TI -1 Tineo - Villatresmil


The municipality is divided into 44 Tineo parroquias:

  • Arganza
  • Barcena del Monasterio
  • Borres
  • Brañalonga
  • Bustiello
  • Calleras
  • Cerredo
  • Cezures
  • Collada
  • El Baradal
  • El Pedregal
  • El Rodical
  • Fastias
  • Franco
  • Genestaza
  • La Barca
  • La Pereda
  • Merilles
  • Miño
  • Municipal
  • Naraval
  • Navelgas
  • Nieres
  • Obona
  • Ponte
  • Porciles
  • Pozon
  • Relamiego
  • Rellanos
  • San Félix
  • San Facundo
  • San Fructuoso
  • San Martín de Semproniana
  • Sangoñedo
  • Santa Eulalia
  • Santianes
  • Sobrado
  • Sorriba
  • Tablado
  • Tineo
  • Troncedo
  • Tuña
  • Villatresmil
  • Zardaín

As in many parts of Asturias there by proximity to the Gulf Stream here an almost Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers but cold winters ago, in the fall it comes sometimes to relatively strong storms.

The soil consists mainly of metamorphic rocks such as quartzite, shale and sandstone and has the Patana ( 1,532 m), its highest peak.

The municipal area is crossed by numerous rivers (Rio Vichar, Rio garboso, Rio Las Pontidas, Rio Gera, Rodical Rio, Rio arganza, Rio Pequeño ), the Rio Narcea forms over long distances the eastern boundary of the comarca. The reservoirs " Embalse de la Florida " and Embalse de la Barca are a huge tourist destination.

What is striking is the diversity in European beech, birch, oak, chestnut, ash and hazel, some of which occur in astonishing dimension and age. Thus, for example:

  • " Carbayón de Valentín " ( an oak - 16 m - 20 m crown circumference - 10 m strain)
  • " Fayona de Eiros " ( a copper beech - 28 m - 30 m crown circumference - 4.45 m Master - 200 years old) declared on 27 April 1995 a natural monument. This abundance of shrubs and hedges here is also the wild boar, deer so strongly represented Dam and birds that hunting is essential and is practiced widely in the population.


Agriculture and mining are the biggest employers in the region. The third place is occupied by the trade and transport industry. At the reservoirs electricity is produced for many decades, the construction of several modern wind farm, including on the mountain Gallu the community has made one of the largest producers of electricity Asturias. Nature lovers and pilgrims make that the tourism is strongly growing.


The 1987 reduced to 17 seats in the municipal council are elected every 4 years, and are divided as follows



  • Monastery and Church of Santa María la Real
  • Museo del Oro ( Gold Museum )
  • Museo de Arte Sacro de Tineo ( Museum of Sacred Art)
  • Country houses and palaces in the near vicinity
  • Natural Park of Campo de San Roque

Sons and daughters

  • Pedro Rodríguez de Campomanes, politicians.
  • Rafael del Riego, general and revolutionary.
  • José Maldonado González, past president of the Second Spanish Republic


  • Population figures, see INE
  • Zip see
  • Coordinates and altitude information see Google Earth