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Avín Cave
Onís (Eastern Asturias)
Open to the public

From 10th July to 10th September: 11:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-8:00pm Rest of the year: By prior arrangement only.

  • Access to the village of Avín is via road AS-114, the cave being located in the locality itself.

The glacial fauna of 40,000 years back can be discovered in this subterranean route.

The entrance to Avín is found in the cave, with a 500-metre route along which one can get to know about life in the ice age of the Picos de Europa.

The Glacial Fauna interpretation centre and La Cuevona (Large Cave) are located at the entry to the village of Avín, housing several reproductions of mammoths, giant deer, woolly rhinoceros, etc., apart from the fossil remains of a Coleodonta discovered in the nearby cave of La Peruyal.

This cave was occupied during the Palaeolithic and later, in the 18th and 19th centuries, used as a staging post, annexing an inn and a forge. The building of the forge and the cave were recently refurbished to house this unique Museum.

Avín Cave