A council and a commercial, cosmopolitan, dynamic, metropolitan city with medieval origins and a great seafaring tradition, we are talking about Avilés.
The town and capital of the municipality has a historic quarter dotted with palaces, gardens, fountains, churches, arcaded houses, etc. that give it a unique atmosphere. The size and proportions of its estuary, and its passage through the very heart of the city, make Avilés the only city in Asturias with a powerful river flow at the foot of its historic quarter, one of the best preserved in the whole of northern Spain.
Land of discoverers such as Pedro Menéndez de Avilés - conqueror of Florida in the American continent -, it is a city and a council open to innovation and with an artistic vocation. Moreover, contemporary Avilés also experienced a great industrial revolution thanks to the iron and steel industry, which has marked a post-industrial 'physiognomy' that inspired the architectural genius Oscar Niemeyer to create the last of his great international works, a cultural centre that bears his name and is a symbol of the urban and sociological renovation that the area is undergoing.
- Population: 83,107 inhabitants
- Surface area: 26.81 26.81 km2
- Weekly market: Monday
- Town Hall Square and Ferrera Palace Gardens.
- Top 10 things to see and do in Avilés.
- Galiana Street.
- Calle de la Cámara and Mercado de Abastos.
- Niemeyer Centre.
Guided tours of the historic centre of Avilés.
Information and bookings: Tourist Office, C/ Ruíz Gómez, 21
Tel. 985 544 325 - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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