Grandas de Salime is the last municipality of the Primitive Way in Asturian lands. It is located on the border with Galicia, and due to its proximity, many of its inhabitants speak Galician.
From its more recent history we remember the construction of the Salime Reservoir. Works began at the end of 1945 and left the village of Salime under its waters. A total of 685 hectares were flooded; 1,995 farms with more than 3,000 plots of land, 25,360 timber trees, 13,800 fruit trees, 14,051 vines, 8 bridges, 5 small churches, 5 cemeteries and several chapels were flooded.
Today, when the reservoir is low, you can still see the remains of the old village ravaged by the waters.