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It is located in a valley, flanked by mountains along the banks of the Caudal River (Rio Caudal) and Route 66 in the center of Asturias. Mieres has a hodgepodge of small museums, cultural centers, art galleries and numerous restaurant–bars, boutiques and shops. The highest concentration of shopping is located along calle Manuel Llaneza and the pedestrian mall calle La Vega.
Parking is a serious problem in Mieres del Camino, as it is in much of urban Spain and therefore walking, bus, taxi and train are the preferred methods of transport. Mieres del Camino is serviced by the EMUTSA bus line, and regional rail lines FEVE and RENFE.
On market days, the city market, the Mercado de Mieres and nearby streets are filled with vendors and Gypsies (Gitanos) selling a wide variety of products, most especially food and textiles. Some of Mieres’ main gathering places are the Catholic church of San Juan de Bautista, adjacent to the Cider Square (Plaza de Requejo) popular for Al Fresco dining; the Youth Park (Parque Jovellanos) for relaxing, sports and the evening stroll (paseo); and the plaza outside City Hall (el Ayuntamiento de Mieres) for festivals and cultural gatherings.