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      First time visiting Aviles? We want you to get the most out of your rental-car Aviles experience. For this reason, we've enlisted the help of a local travel expert to help you to get you on your way. Follow these valuable travel tips and enjoy the very best that Aviles can give.

      See: Head straight to the beautiful Casco Antiguo (Old Centre) to see the colourful jumble of 14th and 15th century buildings surrounding the Plaze de Espana. The entire Old Town is wonderful for just wandering around but in particular the streets of Calle Ferreriá, San Francisco and Galiana.

      Anyone with an interest in architecture will find Avilés especially appealing. The Old Town offers a wealth of impressive monuments and palaces. The Iglesia de San Nicolás de Bari is a magnificent 12th century Romanesque style church that houses a 14th century chapel. And be sure to take a look a the 17th century Fuente de los Canos de San Francisco.

      You could also explore one or more of the four palaces in Avilés. Palacio de Valdecarzana is located on Calle Ferrería, the oldest street in Avilés, and the palace is also the oldest secular building in Avilés dating back to the 14th century. There is also the Palacio de Marques de Camposagrado, Palacio de Marques de Ferrera and Palacio de Balsera.

      The architecturally magnificent Centro Niemeyer is 5 minutes by foot from the historic town centre near the Avilés Estuary. This vast and stark-white international cultural centre was designed by and gifted to Avilés by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and has been compared in grandeur and architectural prestige to Bilbao’s Museo Guggenhiem

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      Shop: Most of the best shopping in town can be found in the area near the Plaza de Espana. You may venture a little further to some of the surrounding streets to find for a few small shops tucked away near Calle San Francisco and Ferrera.

      Eat: Tables and chairs line the several delightful squares, or plazas, in the Old  Town which is the best place to head for a bite to eat. Located in the Plaza de Avilés Carbayedo is the fine dining experience of Casa Tataguyo. They have a varied menu of seasonal and traditional cuisine including seafood from the local ports and even the chef’s famous homemade sausage. For simple, traditional Spanish cuisine and excellent fish meals try La Bellota on Calle Emile Robin.

      The arcades of Plaza de Abastos also accommodates a weekly market every Monday.

      Drink: The old historic centre is the best place to relax with a glass of rioja wine or sip on a cocktail, and the area on Calle Galiana has a particularly good atmosphere. Try Bar Llamber for superb tapas.  Bar Maruxaon Calle de la Frutaalso has an extensive menu of wine and beer, good prices and great tapas.

      Stay: Avilés has everything from 5 star hotels to midrange pensions. With modern and comfortable rooms in the Plaza de España is the 5 star Palacio de Ferrera.

      Also nestled amongst the ancient streets of the Old Town in the heart of the city is the slightly cheaper Hotel Don Pedro.

      Pension La Fruta is a more economical and enjoyable option on a quiet pedestrian street in the historic centre of town.

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      Walk: Reminiscent of an English garden the leafy pathways of Parque de Ferreriawill be sure to entice you and keep you busy walking and exploring for hours. The park spans an area of approximately 80,000 square meters (20 acres). Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of Spanish wine and some cheese so you can picnic within the park.

      Enjoy a walk through the historic Fisherman’s Quarter of Sabugo and be sure not to miss the architecturally beautiful Plaza de Carbayo.

      The Tourist Office at Calle de Ruiz Gómez can provide an English language walking tour guide for other options in the area.

      Get Out: Luarca is one of the most delightful coastal villages in the north of Spain and has a plethora of waterfront bars and restaurants offering fresh fish from the local fisherman. This pretty port town is often called ‘Villa Blanca de la Costa Verde’ – White Village on the Green Coast – because of the façade of houses in the town are predominantly white.

      One of the greatest attractions outside Avilés is the Picos de Europa. It is about a three hour drive to reach the beginning of the jagged peaks of one of the highest mountain ranges in Europe. It is well worth the drive, which is a highlight in itself, and when you arrive in the Picos de Europa you can hike, rock climb or simply picnic to your heart’s delight.

      Listen: In addition to the live music performed in the numerous tapas bars and restaurants in the city Avilés is also known for it’s fiestas most notably, the Interceltic Festival of Avilés. This Celtic festival is held in Avilés and the surrounding areas at the beginning of summer and incorporates music, dance and visual arts.

      You may also like to take a listen to some of the four hundred handcrafted instruments housed at the Alfercam Museum, a music and automobile museum. The museum combines instruments from all over the world with a display of  nearly thirty classic cars…an unusual combination but definitely worth the visit.

      Avoid: Being put off by the industrial outskirts as you arrive into Avilés – there is a gem of a town awaiting you beyond the initial industrial chaos. The contrast between the commercial surroundings and the medieval old town will amaze and entice you to extend your stay in Avilés.