Murias de Paredes is located in a mountain area, on the southern boundary of the Cantabrian mountain range and east of the Sierra de Gistredo, occupying the headwaters and sections Superiors of the Omaña River. To the northwest is the port of La Magdalena, a natural mountain pass at 1,434 m that connects Omaña with Asciano.

The municipality has peaks that exceed 2,000 meters of altitude, like Alto de La Cañada (2,154 m.), at the boundary with Babia, the Tambarón (2,102 M.) and the Nevadín (2,082 m.) bordering with the Alto Sil, and which attract many visitors by their demanding mountain routes of s Enderry and cycling, both in summer and under winter snow.

During the glacial epochs of the Cuaternarío, these mountains were covered with perpetual snows that descended by gravity towards the low areas in the form of ice rivers. Its enormous force dug valleys, dragging the materials torn off and depositing after the melting of the ice in the passing areas.

Many of its summits retain the imprint of ancient Ice, which is guessed in the shape of the valleys or in the presence of sediment accumulation. You will be able to discover the visible traces of the erosion of the ice in the valley of Campo of Santiago, in the port of the Magdalena, in the well of the smokes, or in the lagoons of Peña Cefera.



Come closer to the rivers of Omaña Alta and feel like the water is an inescapable part of the landscape. They are rivers and streams that fall laden with the snows in winter and spring and ensure the irrigation in summer. Fresh and clean waters where you can admire the trout characteristics of this area or even Intuit where some otter is hiding.

For centuries the water has been part of the personality of the Territory. Reservoirs for irrigation, canals that reached the last of the meadows and orchards, jumps that have been used to give electricity to the villages and fountains that offer clean and fresh water.

Three rivers flow through the municipality of Murias de Paredes. The river Omaña, the Vallegordo and the Omañón. In the port of La Magdalena, part of the fluvial network of the Omaña is saving the great height creating rapids and waterfalls as you can see in the cascade of the Ollinas, in the nursery or the well of the smokes, in Los Bayos. On the other side, the Omaña River network joins the Sativa stream until it reaches Murias. At the head of the Vallegordo, the Boeza River is also part of the Sil.

In all the towns of the municipality you can refresh yourself in its pylons and fountains and bathe in some of its wells, if you are brave and resist the fresh water temperatures, even in summer. Jump and enjoy!

These rivers Brooks keep the legend of the gold in their channels. Over the centuries there are many who have ventured to find nuggets batting and if you are persistent you can still find some vein attached to the white quartz. Come to the river and find it!