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  • Calle Galiana.
    Calle Galiana.
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  • Calle Galiana.
    Calle Galiana.
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  • Aviles market (every Monday).
    Aviles market (every Monday).
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    Calle Carbayedo. 4 more images

    by pfsmalo Written Dec 5, 2008

    There is a lot more to see in Aviles than I saw and I've regretted not having spent more time walking the streets here.

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    The arcades on calle Galiana. 4 more images

    by pfsmalo Written Dec 4, 2008

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    This pedestrian street right in the centre of the "Casco Historica" of Aviles is probably the most photographed. It's notoriety is well merited. Arcades on practically its whole length that have a certain peculiarity. Under the arcades the pavement is split into two distinct parts. Three centuries ago the paved part was for the people and the cobbled part for the animals. Apparently the animals, when walking on the cobbles could not, for fear of losing their footing, suddenly decide to accelerate or run.

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    Fuente de los Canos de San Francisco. 4 more images

    by pfsmalo Updated Dec 4, 2008

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    This street runs directly away from Plaza de Espana and has first the well known fountain of "Fuente de los Canos de San Francisco" followed by the Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari and of course more arcades and the lovely Plaza Alvarez Acebal.
    The fountain is 16th century and has its replica in St. Augustine, Florida offered by the town of Aviles in honour of Pedro Menendez, the founder of St. Augustine in 1565.

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    by TinyTuck Written Aug 25, 2002

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    In the older part of town, around Plaza Espana, you will surely find some nice bars for everybody´s taste! If you don´t like it too crowded you´ll have to stay outside, though, there´s a great movement on the streets too, especially during summer time!
    On the picture you can see me with some friends in the bar area having 'Calimocho' which is red wine with cola (half and half), a typical drink to share with many people outside on the streets in front of the crowded bars!

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