Peñamellera Alta

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Peñamellera Alta
El Vallu Altu de Peñamellera
View of the village of Alles.
View of the village of Alles.
Coat of arms of Peñamellera Alta
Coat of arms
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Peñamellera Alta is located in Spain
Peñamellera Alta
Peñamellera Alta
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°19′12″N 4°42′36″W / 43.32000°N 4.71000°W / 43.32000; -4.71000
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Asturias
Province Asturias
Comarca Oriente
Judicial district Llanes
 • Alcalde Rosa María Domínguez (PP)
 • Total 92.19 km2 (35.59 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,425 m (4,675 ft)
 • Total 651
 • Density 7.1/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Peñamellera Alta (in asturian: El Vallu Altu de Peñamellera) is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. It is bordered on the north by Llanes, on the west by Cabrales, on the east by Peñamellera Baja and on the south by the Autonomous Community of Cantabria.


Main sights[edit]

  • Ruins of the church of San Pedro de Plecín
  • Parish church of San Pedro, in Alles


One of the most famous products of the municipality is the Peñamellera cheese. It is the heir to a long tradition of artisanship. Despite the fact that it was near the point of disappearing, it has grown in recent years due to the establishment of a cooperative to produce it.

Another famous food from the region is the salmon from the Cares River. The honey of Peñamellera, used in desserts, deserves mention also.

The traditional drink of the municipality, like the rest of the principality, is cider.

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