Ramales is one of the main towns in the region of Ason.
It has been growing in recent times with an increasingly thriving tourism, attracted by the high value of its natural environment, for its convenient location, and the impressive valley formed by the river from its source in Ason Ason, to the nearby Ampuero .
This is the place chosen by many people to spend their holidays, adventure sports, hiking or just relax.
All this taking into account the possibility of reaching the coastal beaches and most tourist towns within minutes.
The undeniable beauty of its landscapes, trails and paths make this place an ideal spot for relaxation and enjoyment of nature that reached its heyday in the Natural Park of Collados del Ason (in Soba), with exceptional views of the valley and source of the river that gives name to a spectacular waterfall of 50 meters. The veranda and the river-Gandara, thick forests, many spectacular routes and pretty villages
Points of Interest
Of the many unique buildings highlights:
The church of San Pedro, which is located in a beautiful square of Branches, forming a set of great beauty with the rest of nineteenth-century houses that are located nearby. It was built in 1633 but has undergone major reforms since that date. The interior has a good reredos Churrigueresque (by 1727) of one body and twisted columns, the work of Bernardo de Lombera and Francisco de Alvarado.
Religious architecture Gibaja point out the church, begun in the early sixteenth century, making it the oldest in the municipality. Its construction continued throughout much of the next century. In the town of Guardamino, find another church, built in the XVII century inside a Madonna and Child, XV century Gothic.
As far as civil architecture are concerned, the highlight of Branches is the Revillagigedo Palace, construction of the sixteenth century, although profoundly reformed in the eighteenth century. It has four floors and two lateral towers
29 June, St. Peter the Apostle and St. Valentine. Branches is held in Victoria.
30 June, Valentine’s Day. Held at the Victoria Branches
Early July, La Verbena’s shawl. This is a unique celebration of Madrid air, declared of Regional Tourist Interest, which has its climax in a parade of Manila shawls with schottische to the sound of organ. The origin of this verbena, is traced back to the Carlist defeat in battle May 1839 fire that marks the history of Branches. He said that his flight left the army defeated a chest full of shawls later Espartero was distributed among the local youths. The party would have been born as a parade of exaltation of the liberal side, and would later become an exotic import in the folklore of the capital. It takes place on Saturday following the festivities of St. Peter the Apostle and St. Valentine (29 and 30 June).
Information obtained from www.cantabriarural.com