9 Things to Do in Aviles That You Shouldn't Miss

January 27, 2018 Enedina Augsburger

Discover the best top things to do in Aviles, Spain including Parque de Ferrera, Church of Santo Tomas de Canterbury, Church of the Franciscan Fathers, Plaza de Espana El Parche, Fuente de los Canos de San Francisco, Church of San Nicolas de Bari, Cementerio de La Carriona, Teatro Armando Palacio Valdes, Museo de la Historia Urbana de Aviles.
Restaurants in Aviles

1. Parque de Ferrera

33400, Aviles, Spain
Excellent
55%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 465 reviews

Parque de Ferrera

Reviewed By stonewithnomoss - USA

Not sure why THIS is the number one attraction in Aviles. It is a very clean and tranquil park, but there are other parks like this in small towns in Spain.

2. Church of Santo Tomas de Canterbury

Calle Cuba 2 Plaza de la Merced 1, 33401, Aviles, Spain +34 985 56 44 50
Excellent
37%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Church of Santo Tomas de Canterbury

Reviewed By PETER T - Margate, United Kingdom

We called into the port of Aviles whilst on a cruise and this magnificent Church towered the skyline so we decided to visit it inside . Inside it was beautiful and the ornate wood work carvings and pictures do the outside justice, Its amazing that we in our country seem to have less churches to this standard.

3. Church of the Franciscan Fathers

Calle Alfolies 1, 33402, Aviles, Spain
Excellent
48%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Church of the Franciscan Fathers

Reviewed By willgal - Carlisle, PA

Don't look as this as a destination until itself. Consider it a stopping point in a journey. The church itself is interesting, but do yourself a favor and get here by some winding side streets and explore around the area. Except for the motorized vehicles around (and they are few), you'll feel as though you might have been transported back a century. All of Aviles, in fact, has that laid back air that seems like it comes from another time, and this church seems to capture that feeling very well.

4. Plaza de Espana El Parche

33402, Aviles, Spain
Excellent
51%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

Plaza de Espana El Parche

Reviewed By stonewithnomoss - USA

This plaza is the heart of the old city. Aviles has a lot of old and unique buildings that have been well maintained. It is really a pleasant side trip to stop here. The old city is small so it doesn't take a huge amount of time to see it.

5. Fuente de los Canos de San Francisco

Calle San Francisco s/n, 33402, Aviles, Spain
Excellent
30%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

Fuente de los Canos de San Francisco

Reviewed By aberdeenangler - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

This building is located in one of the old squares of the town, uphill slightly from the main square and main shopping streets. Nice area to stroll around, both in daytime but also after dark.

6. Church of San Nicolas de Bari

Calle San Francisco 3, 33402, Aviles, Spain
Excellent
35%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

Church of San Nicolas de Bari

Reviewed By aberdeenangler - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Located in a nice square, not far from the main town square and shopping streets, this is a nice spot to visit. It is also a good place to stroll around after dark too.

7. Cementerio de La Carriona

Calle Carriona 7, 33402, Aviles, Spain +34 985 54 19 39
Excellent
48%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Cementerio de La Carriona

Reviewed By Klara W - Velletri, Italy

Per chi ama visitare i cimiteri quando viaggia, quello di Avilés (La Carriona) è davvero un must. Non é un'esagerazione: è stato dichiarato il secondo cimitero più bello della Spagna ed ospita la tomba più bella della nazione (è abbastanza facile da trovare: è quella con l'angelo che indica il cielo). Vi è inoltre sepolto Armando Palacio Valdés, un importante scrittore asturiano. Se state visitando le Asturie e in particolare la bellissima cittadina di Avilés, vale davvero la pena farci un salto.

8. Teatro Armando Palacio Valdes

Calle Palacio Valdes 3, 33402, Aviles, Spain +34 985 54 96 58
Excellent
57%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

Teatro Armando Palacio Valdes

Reviewed By Elisa M - Reading, United Kingdom

I have gone a couple times. Is little and with good sound. It preserves the decoration and the architecture. So you can feel the magic that the theater have in the past with the detail decoration, the red velvet, etc.
The bad thing is that the cheap tickets are going to place you in quite uncomfortable sits.

9. Museo de la Historia Urbana de Aviles

Calle Ferreria 35, 33402, Aviles, Spain +34 985 56 55 12
Excellent
39%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Museo de la Historia Urbana de Aviles

Reviewed By CarolynClink - Mississauga, Canada

The person who met us at the door immediately sent for the English speaking employee. She was helpful and told us to start on the top floor and work our way down. She gave us a brochure in English and French that explained the floors and exhibits. I don't think there was a charge for the museum, but if there is, it's very small. The views out the windows of the museum are great, too. There seems to be a front and a back entrance. There were displays on the medieval town, the bourgeois town, and the modern town. This museum won't blow your socks off, but it's a nice, quiet, cool place to spend an hour and learn about the history of the town back to paleolithic times. Check the opening times as they do close between 1:30 and 4pm -- just like the rest of the town. ;)

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