Avilés, Asturias, Spain

Parishes | Economy | Museums and arts centres

🇪🇸 Avilés is a town in Asturias, Spain. Avilés is with Oviedo and Gijón, one of the main cities in the Principality of Asturias. The town occupies the flattest land in the municipality, partially in a land that belonged to the sea, surrounded by small promontories, all of them having an altitude of less than 140 metres. Situated in the Avilés estuary, in the Northern Central area of the Asturian coast, west of Peñas Cape, is its national seaport.

Avilés is mainly an industrial city. It is close to popular beaches like Salinas. It also has important churches like St. Thomas of Canterbury. Avilés has also cultural spaces such as the Palacio Valdés Theatre (in Spanish: Teatro Palacio Valdés) or the Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre (in Spanish: Centro Cultural Internacional Oscar Niemeyer).


Parishes • Avilés • Corros • Entreviñas • Laviana • Miranda • Valliniello.


Economy The Port of Avilés is a port facility in Avilés. It handles bulk, breakbulk, liquid bulk and has facilities for fishing and leisure craft.


Museums and arts centres • Museum of Avilés Urban History • Black Pottery Museum • Alfercam Museum, where visitors can find a combination of world musical instruments and vintage cars. • Casa de Cultura, including the Bances Candamo public library, art gallery, reading and study areas. • CMAE - Centro municipal de arte y exposiciones - arts and exhibicion centre in El Arbolón area, not far from the town centre. • Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre, designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. It is a magnet for different personalities, including winners of the Prince of Asturias Awards, the Nobel prize, musicians, actors, the United Nations, etc.

Oviedo, Principality of Asturias 
Oviedo, Principality of Asturias
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Avilés has a population of over 78,715 people. Avilés also forms one of the centres of the wider Asturias Principality which has a population of over 1,018,784 people.

To set up a UBI Lab for Avilés see: https://www.ubilabnetwork.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/UBILabNetwork

Twin Towns, Sister Cities Avilés is a member city of Eurotowns network including:

🇩🇪 Böblingen, Germany 🇩🇪 Detmold, Germany 🇸🇪 Eskilstuna, Sweden 🇸🇪 Gävle, Sweden 🇪🇸 Girona, Spain 🇳🇱 Haarlem, Netherlands 🇸🇪 Halmstad, Sweden 🇧🇪 Hasselt, Belgium 🇫🇮 Jyväskylä, Finland 🇪🇸 Manresa, Spain 🇮🇹 Reggio Emilia, Italy 🇧🇪 Roeselare, Belgium 🇪🇸 Sabadell, Spain 🇫🇷 Saint-Nazaire, France 🇳🇱 Schiedam, Netherlands 🇩🇪 Sindelfingen, Germany 🇩🇪 Solingen, Germany 🇺🇸 St. Augustine, USA 🇩🇪 Ulm, Germany 🇸🇪 Varberg, Sweden
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Antipodal to Avilés is: 174.079,-43.559

Locations Near: Avilés -5.92112,43.5585

🇪🇸 Oviedo -5.848,43.363 d: 22.6  

🇪🇸 Gijón -5.7,43.533 d: 18  

🇪🇸 León -5.572,42.597 d: 110.6  

🇪🇸 Ponferrada -6.75,42.667 d: 119.8  

🇪🇸 La Bañeza -5.9,42.283 d: 141.8  

🇪🇸 Lugo -7.569,43.01 d: 146.7  

🇪🇸 Torrelavega -4.049,43.351 d: 152.9  

🇵🇹 Bragança -6.759,41.807 d: 206.4  

🇪🇸 Palencia -4.539,42.01 d: 205.8  

🇪🇸 Zamora -5.75,41.483 d: 231.2  

Antipodal to: Avilés 174.079,-43.559

🇳🇿 Christchurch 172.617,-43.517 d: 19897.2  

🇳🇿 Wellington 174.767,-41.283 d: 19755.9  

🇳🇿 Richmond 173.183,-41.333 d: 19757  

🇳🇿 Nelson 173.284,-41.269 d: 19752.3  

🇳🇿 Hutt 174.917,-41.217 d: 19745.8  

🇳🇿 Lower Hutt 174.917,-41.217 d: 19745.8  

🇳🇿 Canterbury 171.58,-43.543 d: 19813.7  

🇳🇿 Porirua 174.84,-41.131 d: 19738.1  

🇳🇿 Upper Hutt 175.05,-41.133 d: 19733.9  

🇳🇿 Masterton 175.664,-40.95 d: 19697.1  

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