Welcome to Aviles!

Welcome to Aviles!

Avilés is a modern and dynamic city, while still managing to preserve the charm of its historical roots. Located in the very heart of Asturias, the city has the airport nearby and is a mere twenty minutes by motorway from Oviedo and Gijón. 

Avilés is a modern and dynamic city, while still managing to preserve the charm of its historical roots. Located in the very heart of Asturias, the city has the airport nearby and is a mere twenty minutes by motorway from Oviedo and Gijón. 


The Historic quarter of Avilés, declared a Historic-Artistic Site, is regarded as the medieval town of Asturias. Strolling along its quiet and peaceful streets garnished with porticoes, squares, churches and palaces, one can walk through its history, from the 12th c. to the present time, among spaces and buildings representing Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Modernist architectonic styles.
The Niemeyer Centre, the only work in Spain of the famed Brazilian arquitect, stands out as an exclusive space between the Avilés estuary (La Ría) and its historic quarter. The four buildings that make up the cultural complex meet at a large square, enveloping visitors in a singular atmosphere with the author’s identity signs: human scale of the buildings, the different shapes that the curved line can trace the visual amplitude of the space and the white colour as the horizon roof.

The historic quarter itself serves as an open air commercial centre where fashion shops, hotels, restaurants and bars are to be found. On weekend nights there are bars that offer live music and several lively areas where you can enjoy a drink until the early hours of the morning.

Tourist Information Office:

C/ Ruiz Gomez, 21, Avilés.

Tel. (+34) 985544325.

e-mail turismo@ayto-aviles.es 

www.avilescomarca.info / www.aviles.es