jueves, 16 de abril de 2009


The architect Manuel del Busto built the theatre Palacio Valdés in Avilés in 1920 when this town had 12.000 inhabitants. It was built in the neobaroque style.

This teathre was named “Palacio Valdés” because Armando Palacio Valdés was a writer who lived in Avilés when he was a child and he sited some of his novels in this city. He was born in Entralgo, Asturias, in 1853 and he died in 1938 in Madrid.
His most important bibliography : “Marta y María”, “José”, “La hermana San Sulpicio”, “La aldea perdida”, etc.

In the theatre people could see plays and films (silent movies until the 1930’s, and then movies with sound) from 1920 to 1972.
In 1972 the theatre closed its doors for financial troubles.
Later, the town council bought it, that has been a public property and it has been open since 1992.

At present, there are a lot of plays, ballets, operas, concerts, etc., all year.

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