City in Asturias
), pop. 84.000. Steel, glass and chemical industry. Main enterprises: Aceralia
(the former ENSIDESA
), Cristalería Española
(now part of Saint-Gobain
) Important fishing and industrial port. National and international trade fairs.
The city historical center has beautiful medieval, renaissence and baroque buildings. Many hotels: Palacio de Ferrera
(luxury), La Villa, Villa de Avilés, Luzana. Great asturian gastronomy.
Special events: Antroxu
(Carnival), Fiesta de El Bollo
, Fiestas de San Agustín
. Theatre and opera (Teatro Palacio Valdés
), film and music festivals.
The active city of Avilés is waiting for you.