10. Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury

The image of the Cathedral of the Church of Santo Tomás de Canterbury arouses the desires of modernity, urban expansion and demographic increase that the old fishing village lived at the end of the 19th century, crowning the bourgeois expansion of the new city.

At the end of the 19th century, the small Romanesque temple of Sabugo, the old fishing district of Avilés, had become too small to accommodate all its parishioners.

The entire city mobilized to build a new temple that would be a symbol of the progress that Avilés was experiencing at that time: the City Council, the local bourgeoisie, even the Avilés emigrants in Cuba did not hesitate to contribute their money and their effort to make the project come true.

symphonic organ

Thanks to the contribution of individuals, companies and foundations, since 2010 the church has had a symphonic organ by the constructor Federico Acitores, the second largest in Asturias, after the Basilica of Covadonga.

tree of the Cross

Desde que en el año 1953 recibiera, por intercesión del obispo Lauzurica, un fragmento de la reliquia de Lignum Crucis que se conserva en el Monasterio de Santo Toribio de Liébana (Cantabria), ésta ha pasado a ser el tesoro y el símbolo de la Cofradía de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad y de la Santa Vera Cruz, que venera desde antiguo a la Virgen en su advocación de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad. La astilla de madera se mostrará en una hornacina de madera de castaño, obra del ebanista, Paco Cueva


  • wood cross
  • Organ


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