Sábados a las 11:00h*
10€ per person. Children up to 11 years free
In front of the Avilés Tourist Office
Avilés preserves a surprising Historic Center who visits it. Its origins date back to the Middle Ages, when it received the royal charter that transformed a small village into an important town of the León Kingdom and a defensive wall was built, wich was almost completely demolished two centuries ago.
During this tour we will visit the center of Avilés, with its typical arcades, along with the Sabugo neighborhood, the only neighborhood outside the walls that existed in the town in the Middle Ages.
We will know its history, the most emblematic places and buildings, and its transformation over time due to its port and commercial activity.
The guided tour will begin in front of the Avilés Tourist Office and then we will enter the streets of the medieval town, where we will learn about its history and curiosities. We will see the importance ofr Avilés as the royal port of the kingdom and we will be able to contemplate emblematic buildings such as the Valdecarzana Palace, the Church of the Franciscan Fathers and the Camposagrado Palace.
We will continue to Sabugo, the old fishermen's neighborhood. There we will delve into the history of the only suburb that existed outside the walled area in the Middle Ages, its streets and its two churches.
We will finish near the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, where we will talk about the baroque expansion and some of the constructions that marked Avilés in the 17th century: the Town Hall, the Ferrera Palace and Galiana Street.
It is the only tour with regular frequencies that offers the entrane to the chapel of Las Alas, annexed to the church of the Franciscan Fathers, a proto-Gothic jewel of the 14th century. This chapel was owned by one of the most important families in Avilés, the Las Alas family.
*Entrada a la capilla de Las Alas no incluida los días 24 y 31 de diciembre.