Tineo is the second largest council in the Principality of Asturias. With its deeply rooted mining tradition, this area is a good example of how life has revolved around this activity for centuries. Testifying to this is the gold museum - Museo del Oro de Navelgas.
Dating from 1575 there is a record, according to the chroniclers of the time, of the first miracle worked by Our Lady of Acebo. It occurred on 8th September, when a little girl attended mass where the sanctuary now stands and she was cured of an illness she had suffered since birth.