A quiet walk through the streets and stories of Aviles

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Rosa
Registered on July 05, 2020

I am a local tourist guide and illustrator of travel guides in watercolors along with explanations about the place drawn. I love teaching the history and stories of cities and reflecting the most beautiful corners in watercolors. I started in this many years ago as a volunteer teaching the city to different choral groups that came to the city to sing and I ended up singing myself and training in the tourism field.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Aviles. millennial city. A city where original streets and houses are still preserved where painters, Great Discoverers of the New World or poets of the Great Court of Madrid del Habsburg walked.

I will tell you the popular names and their meanings, including curious anecdotes and stories such as the la'Chichilana cafe or the Bombé promenades. and the curious story of an "influencer" seal in the villa
We will discover palaces with ghosts or churches that "exchanged the saints" or that are "upside down ". A street that turns into a river once a year... a thousand anecdotes and stories that make it the city with the most columns in Spain (almost 4 km of arcades).

We will go from medieval streets and some buildings of that time to large modernist palaces built as residences for the industrialists who arrived from "the Americas" in the 19th century, passing through Baroque palaces and even the jewel of 21st century architecture.

During the 2 and a half hours that we will be together you will discover that Avilés is full of charming corners.

Taking the music kiosk in the Parque del Muelle as a starting point, we propose a quiet walk through the historic center of the Sabugo neighborhood, the origin of the city, and through the emblematic streets of Galiana or Rivero with their houses with the arcades that have made so singular or to contemplate the nineteenth-century Avilés and the beginning of the 20th century with its modernist architecture.

In short, everything that has given it its current character.

Think no more,


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    H35H+85 Aviles, Spain
    H35H+85 Aviles, Spain
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    I wait for you at the foot of the modernist kiosk in the Parque del Muelle. I usually carry a black backpack. I sit on a bench between the kiosk and the statue of Pedro Menendez

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Iglesia de Santo Tomás de Canterbury
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Church of San Antonio de Padua (Franciscan Fathers)
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Calle la Ferrería
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Saint Nicholas of Bari Church
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Calle Galiana

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Mercedes 28 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Rosa es una estupenda gurú. Nos hizo una visita guiada muy entretenido e interesante, contándonos un montón de curiosidades sobre Avilés en un tono distendido. Fueron casi tres horas que se pasaron volando. Se nota que le encanta la ciudad y su profesión. Olé por Rosa!!!
Fausto 04 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Rosa es oriunda de Avilés, y se aprecia su cariño y su conocimiento de cada rincón que hemos visitado. Muy recomendable!
Ignacio 29 Dec 2023
Sant Joan Despí

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Muy ameno
Hugo 01 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Nos fue genial. Hicimos el tour solo para nosotros, es de agradecer y muestra una enorme profesionalidad. Fuimos a comer donde nos indicó, un acierto.
Emilio 11 Aug 2023

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Travelled in family - Aug 2023
Guru buen pero vio que podía terminar antes y así lo hizo
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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