City in Asturias (Spain), 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.
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