Cities in Asturias.
Let your urban heart beat
- Avilés and its reinforced street: Calle Galiana.
- Centro Niemeyer in Avilés.
- The fishing neighbourhood of Gijón: Cimavilla.
- The Laboral City of Culture, in Gijón.
- The Holy Chamber and Cathedral in Oviedo.
- Fontán Market in Oviedo.
Avilés: The lesser known jewel
The Centro Niemeyer is the perfect point of departure for an excursion around Avilés. Be surprised by the originality of its design and the uniqueness of its location, located between large industries and the port, connected to the city by a colourful bridge. From Plaza España take a walk-up Calle Galiana full of arcs, which still conserves the original stone street, differentiating this area where cattle and their owners used to walk. Smell the nature in the Ferrera Park, drink wine and eat sausage in the Carbayedo, veer off into the El Muelle Park and go inside the Sabugo, where you will find excellent cider bars and a selection of small local businesses.
Gijón: Modern and cosmopolitan
Travel along the front of a city resting on the sea. From the Aquarium to the Marina, passing through the picturesque neighbourhood of Cimavilla, the busy beach of San Lorenzo with its wall, and the seafront promenade up to the El Rinconín beach, with the magnificent sculpture The Mother of the Emigrant standing tall above, which popular wit has renamed as "The Crazy Lady of Rinconín". Well connected by public transport are another three must visits, the Laboral City of Culture, Atlantic Botanic Gardens and the Thalasso, a seaside resort next to Poniente beach. Take a look in the small shops in the centre, surrounding the City Hall Square.
Oviedo: A stately walk
Travel through history in the old quarter of Oviedo, from the Cathedral and the Holy Chamber to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Archaeological Museum of Asturias and the Fontán market, in an unforgettable walk through the pedestrian area of the city. Cross the commercial hub in the Calle Iría and let yourself be seduced by the city's green lung: the San Francisco Park. Not very far from the centre, on Naranco Hill, you will see two unique Pre-Romanesque Monuments in Santa María and san Miguel de Lillo. You can't leave the city without having tried its typical cakes, such as the delicious carbayones (almond pastries) and moscovita biscuits, and without having discovered the Wine Route and the bustling Cider Boulevard in Gascona.