Colombres is a small village belonging to the council of Ribadedeva. The whole village was declared of Cultural Interest in 2013 and in 2015 received the award of Exemplary Village of Asturias. It is one of the main settlement villages of indianos in Asturias.
A little history
The development of Colombres is closely linked to the contemporary period and the massive emigrations at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. These migratory flows towards America, would allow to obtain good sums of money that would be invested by the returnees in the town. These returnees were known as Indianos.
What to see and do in Colombres
The museum, also called Archivo de Indianos, is located in the Indian house called Quinta de Guadalupe. On the one hand, it houses the archive, which contains a library specialising in immigration; and on the other hand, it houses the emigration museum, which displays photographs, letters and different objects related to the phenomenon of emigration.
La Franca Beach
It is located in the town of La Franca and is part of the network of natural landscapes protected by the Principality. Mainly, it is integrated in the catalogue of the Protected Landscape of the Eastern Coast of Asturias, for its impressive geological (karstic modelling) and environmental value.
Church of Santa María de la Asunción
It is a neo-baroque temple, reformed at the end of the 19th century, thanks to the money coming from the Indianos. So to speak, it is an atypical temple that contrasts with the churches of the time in the territory.
Houses of the Indianos
There is a route through the town that allows the visitor to know the history and the foundation of the different houses of indianos that exist.