About the cemetery
Cemetery of La Carriona was inaugurated in 1890 and designed by the municipal architect Ricardo Marcos Bausá, who later on worked on the project of Ciudad Lineal in Madrid (Spain).
This cemetery contains an important artistic heritage that is mostly related to the prosperity of a village closely linked to Cuba, where a large number of Indianos, Asturian migrants, made their fortunes. This site has works from several leading artists, such as, Manuel del Busto, Faustino Nicoli, Gargallo, Cipriano Folgueras, Federico Ureña, Fernández Cueto, etc.
Some of the heritage resources worth to be highlighted include important hypogea and sculptural works, such as those of families Marqués de San Juan de Nieva, Marqués de Teverga, Castro, Zaldúa Carbajal, María Suárez, Bonifacio Heres and the family of the most important local writer, Armando Palacio Valdés. This set of resources is located in the surroundings of the main avenue at the entrance of the cemetery. The Greek cross chapel, design also by Ricardo Marcos Bausá, is also remarkable.
Cemetery of La Carriona
La Carriona 9,
33401 Aviles, Spain
Telephone: +34 985 11 16 80 and +34 985 51 02 35
Monday through Sunday: 9 am - 7 pm