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Avilés María S. & Lucía T.


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Avilés María S. & Lucía T.

  1. 1. AVILÉS
  2. 2. AVILÉS  Total Area : 26.81 km2 (10.35 sq mi)  Population (2008)  • Total: 83,517  • Density 3,100/km2
  3. 3. AVILÉS -Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre,designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. It is a magnet for different personalities, including winners of the Prince of Asturias Awards, the Nobel prize, musicians, actors, the United Nations, etc.
  4. 4. FESTIVITIES In autumn:  Feast of the Amagüestu. (Roasted chestnuts) In winter:  The Antroxu (Carnival in Asturian language) which includes Galiana‘s Street Descent. In spring:  Feast of the Bollo (the bollo is a traditional cake).  Lunch out in the street. In summer:  Feast of Saint Augustine, Avilés' patron saint.
  5. 5. FESTIVITIES Amagüestu Antroxu Feast of the Bollo Saint Augustine
  6. 6. FAMOUS PEOPLE  Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, admiral and founder of the oldest city in the U.S., St. Augustine  Juan Carreño de Miranda, painter  Horacio Álvarez Mesa, journalist and politician  Yago Lamela, athlete. Pedro Juan Carreño Horacio Alvarez Yago Lamela
  7. 7. MAP
  8. 8. AVILÉS Flag Shield
  9. 9. Lucía Tomé and María Suárez’s work