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10/03/2020

What to see and do in Eo’s river (Asturias, Spain): Cultural Patrimony

The territories that follow the westernmost river in the region of Asturias (Spain)river Eo – exhibit several elements of great cultural interest.

Discover here the main museums and historical sites to visit at the destination!

Eo’s Fishing Interpretacion Center

Eo’s Fishing Interpretation Center is in San Tirso de Abres, located in a former school. The center aims to disseminate the history and relationship between man, fishing and the waters of the Eo River.

Through computer, audiovisual and photographic methods it is possible to know the importance of fishing activity in the Eo River and its surrounding communities.

Throughout the space are exhibited several traditional and modern objects that were once essential for the development of the fishing activity of the region, and which are part of the local heritage to be conserved.

Bres’s Craft Center

The Bres Craft Center is located in the historic center of the town, in the beautiful building “Casona de Villanueva”.

The center is divided into three distinct spaces: a space for the development of handicraft workshops, another that houses the handicraft exhibitions and the elements for sale to the public and, finally, the space where training classes and elaboration of traditional handicraft pieces take place.

The interpretation center was founded with the purpose of providing learning and increased knowledge of the most typical community handicrafts and their methods of elaboration.

Mazonovo’s Watermills Museum

In the county of Taramundi is the Museum of the Mills dedicated to the art and tradition of milling.

The preindustrial museum naturally merges between the mountainous landscape and the Eo River stream, and provides a beautiful and peaceful environment for its visitors.

In its carefully maintained stone buildings, you can observe, know and experience the art of grinding through the 19 hand-operated hydraulic mills.

Esquío’s Ethnographic Museum

The Ethnographic Museum is located in the ski village of Taramundi, and takes shape in the famous house where blacksmith families live during graves.

It shows hundreds of old everyday materials and utensils of great cultural interest, from sewing machines, typewriters, radios, razors, crockery, among others.

The museum it’s the ideal place to show the main activities developed by local ancestors, as well as the essential elements of development.

“Os Teixóis” Ethnographic Ensemble

The ethnographic ensemble “Os Teixóis” is located in a small village considered a historical ensemble of cultural interest.

Located 4 km from Taramundi Village, boasts a diversity of traditional stone cottages and various industrial and hydraulic buildings, such as old vehicles, mills, grinders and a small power station.

The etnographic ensemble is in excellent condition and totaly receptive to visitors.