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Mieres Proyecto Final

  1. 2. Location: Mieres is situated in the centre of Asturias in the North of Spain.
  2. 3. Location <ul><li>This city is located in a big valley and has a beautiful river “The Caudal” . </li></ul>
  3. 4. Location <ul><li>Our town is also called Mieres del Camino because ‘El Camino de Santiago’ and ‘La Ruta de la Plata’ cross through it. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Location <ul><li>It is one of the biggest towns in the area. </li></ul><ul><li>It is very well situated, only 20km far from Oviedo, the capital, and 34km from Gijón, on the coast. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Location <ul><li>It was also one of the most famous mining valleys in the North of Spain. </li></ul>
  6. 9. Location <ul><li>Mieres is divided into two parts: North and South. In the South there is a sport centre, a swimming pool and a medical centre. There are also two hotels, some schools and lots of shops. </li></ul>
  7. 10. Location <ul><li>Our high school is in the South part. </li></ul><ul><li>You can get here by car, by bus (N-630 / A-66) or by train (RENFE –FEVE) </li></ul>
  8. 11. Population <ul><li>Mieres county has about 146,03 km2 and 44,500 inhabitants. Our population is rather old, because there are more old people than young. </li></ul>
  9. 12. Streets <ul><li>Like in New York, some streets cross Mieres from North to South and form East to West. Most of this streets are the longest streets in Mieres. </li></ul>
  10. 13. Streets <ul><li>Main North to South Streets : - Doce de Octubre Street - Martinez de Vega Street - Severo Ochoa Street - Aller Street - Ramon y Cajal Street - Teodoro Cuesta Street - Numa Guilhou Street </li></ul>
  11. 14. Streets <ul><li>Main East to West Streets : - Manuel Llaneza Street -Carreño Miranda Street -Mejico Avenue </li></ul>
  12. 15. Climate <ul><li>Asturias climate can change from north to south. The main climate in the south is a mountain climate: cold and rainy the whole year. The main climate in the north is the oceanic climate: warm in the summer and cold in the winter and rainy the whole year. </li></ul>
  13. 16. Maximum temperature: 35’4º Minimum temperature : -3’4º
  14. 17. Asturian flora <ul><li>In Asturias, the apple tree and the chestnut tree are the most important trees. With the apples, it´s common to make sidra. </li></ul>
  15. 18. Asturian animals
  16. 19. Neighborhoods <ul><li>Requejo Square is the most famous neighborhood in Mieres. It has many bars, and a statue of a man who is pouring sidra, a typical Asturian cider. </li></ul><ul><li>Requejo is very near San Juan´s church . </li></ul>
  17. 20. Neighborhoods <ul><li>Santa Marina has got some parks. The houses in Santa Marina form little blocks. </li></ul><ul><li>In the past Santa Marina was under water, because the river Caudal overflooded and the rest of the inhabitants from Mieres helped fix it. </li></ul>
  18. 21. Neighborhoods <ul><li>In San Pedro we have one of the three high schools in Mieres called ‘El Batán’. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s next to the highway for Oviedo, León, Langreo and Gijón, so it’s very well communicated.  </li></ul>
  19. 22. Neighborhoods <ul><li>LA PEÑA: </li></ul><ul><li>There we have the “EL LAVADERO DE CARBÓN”. </li></ul><ul><li>In La Peña we had two Mercury mines and a lot of people worked there for many years. Nowadays all of them are closed. </li></ul>
  20. 23. Neighborhoods <ul><li>CENERA. </li></ul><ul><li>On the 27th of September we celebrate a festival called “LOS MARTIRES”. </li></ul><ul><li>This celebration is very important for the MIERENSES (people of Mieres) </li></ul><ul><li>Cenera is the center for making “SIDRA” </li></ul>
  21. 24. Neighborhoods <ul><li>In LA VILLA we have many nightclubs like : EL ESTUDIO, EL BULEBAR , EL LLAGARÓN. </li></ul><ul><li>It´s the only part of Mieres that is dedicated to going out.. </li></ul>
  22. 25. Neighborhoods <ul><li>In Baiña there are rural houses and some taverns where you can eat very well. </li></ul><ul><li>The houses in Baiña are older than houses in Mieres. In front of the houses we have the railroad. </li></ul>
  23. 26. Neighborhoods: Oñón <ul><li>It is near Requejo. It has some Roman houses. Some people live in Oñon. </li></ul><ul><li>We have an old cementery and a petrol station there too. </li></ul>
  24. 27. Neighborhoods <ul><li>Tocote is a neighborhood in Mieres. There are flats for people who don´t have a lot of money. The people only have to pay for water and electricity. </li></ul>
  25. 28. <ul><li>The government chooses the people by a lottery system (sorteo). </li></ul>
  26. 29. <ul><li>People usually ask ¨Did you win?¨ which in Asturian Spanish means ¨Tocote?¨ where the name comes from. </li></ul>
  27. 30. TOWN HALL: <ul><li>This is our town hall in ‘La plaza del ayuntamiento.` The mayor is called Luis María García. It has three floors and three flags. </li></ul>
  28. 31. <ul><li>In the House of Culture or La Casa de Cultura, there is a library. It is on Manuel Llaneza street. Some years ago it was the Engineering School. </li></ul> HOUSE OF CULTURE:
  29. 32. SCHOOLS: <ul><li>There are eight schools. The oldest one is Santiago Apostol. It is 106 years old. But our favourite school is Sánchez Lastra! </li></ul>
  30. 33. <ul><li>Aniceto Sela was founded in 1925. There are two schools: Liceo Mierense and Aniceto Sela. </li></ul>
  31. 34. UNIVERSITY: <ul><li>In Mieres there is a science campus that has 27 classrooms, 2 libraries, 1 auditorium, 69 labs... </li></ul>
  32. 35. PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE: <ul><li>There are two primary health centres in Mieres. One is in the south and the other in the north part. </li></ul>
  33. 36. HOSPITAL: <ul><li>It is called Álvarez Builla. It is in a small village near Mieres called Murias. </li></ul>
  34. 37. <ul><li>CHURCHES: </li></ul><ul><li>There are four churches in Mieres. The most important one is La Iglesia de San Juan. </li></ul>
  35. 38. <ul><li>SHOPPING CENTRE: </li></ul><ul><li>The main shopping centre is called Caudalia. It is next to Santullano (a little village near Mieres). There is a cinema and some shops. </li></ul>
  36. 39. <ul><li>PARKS: </li></ul><ul><li>There are a lot of parks in Mieres. The most important one is Jovellanos Park. </li></ul>
  37. 40. <ul><li>SUPERMARKETS: </li></ul><ul><li>There are six supermarkets in Mieres: three Alimerkas, two Arbol and one Dia. </li></ul><ul><li>SQUARES: </li></ul><ul><li>There are five squares in Mieres: the Requejo square, Plaza de la Libertad, Pepa la Lechera, La Plazina and the town hall square. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  38. 41. STATUES: <ul><li>The international monument for the miner is very important. It was made out of bronze. </li></ul><ul><li>Inside of him there is a small flame that´s always burning as a tribute for the dead mineros. </li></ul>
  39. 42. STATUES: <ul><li>The sculpture of Teodoro Cuesta, poet of Mieres is in Pasera`s square. It was made by Arturo Sordo. </li></ul><ul><li>El Escanciador , was made by Jose Manuel Félix Magdalena. </li></ul>
  40. 43. <ul><li>C ASA DURO: </li></ul><ul><li>It is in the neighborhood of La Villa. It is known as the palace Alvarez Castañón too. It was built in the century XVIII. If you are interested in exhibitions you must visit it! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  41. 44. PALACES: <ul><li>El Revillajigedo in Figaredo, Vizcón de Heredia ( Santullano ) XVII-XVIII, Bernardo de Miranda in 1755, Los Vázquez de Prada (XVIII). García de Tuñón ( Valdecuna ) XVII. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  42. 45. TRANSPORTS: <ul><li>Types of trains: RENFE and FEVE. </li></ul><ul><li>Types of buses: Empresa Férnandez , Alsas... </li></ul>
  43. 46. FESTIVALS <ul><li>Carnival is a very important festival for us but we never call it ¨Carnival¨ in Spanish. We call it ¨Antroxu¨ in Asturiano. </li></ul>
  44. 47. FESTIVALS <ul><li>Folixa Na Primavera is a folk festival that we started to celebrate in Mieres 14 years ago. Folixa na primavera is in April. </li></ul>
  45. 48. Folixa na primavera <ul><li>In this festival we drink sidra or cider and eat traditional food which is very delicious. We have concerts in the park, listen to Celtic music, dance and sing. </li></ul>
  46. 49. FESTIVALS <ul><li>Another important festival in Mieres is San Juan. On the night of San Juan, there are a lots of legends about mythological caracters </li></ul>
  47. 50. Festivals <ul><li>On the night of San Juan we light a bonfire to honor these spirits. We dance around the bonfire and write our wishes on pieces of paper that we throw into the fire and burn so that our dreams will come true. </li></ul>
  48. 51. FESTIVALS <ul><li>LOS MÁRTIRES: We celebrate this festival on the 27 th of September in Valdecuna near Mieres and pay respects to Saint Cosme and Saint Damian. </li></ul>
  49. 52. The end…