If you come to spend a few days at the end of June to the Hotel Playa de Aguilar we encourage you to come to Cudillero, chosen as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.
You should know that at the NATO summit that is being held in Madrid these days, all the attendees who pass through the IFEMA can see a great photo of this fishing village in Asturias, envied all over the world.
Here in Cudillero we celebrate one of the most curious and original festivities in all of Asturias, with a great seafaring and “pixueto” flavour (a term that refers to the language used in the past by the fishermen of Cudillero and which is used exclusively in Cudillero. Sometimes the inhabitants of this fishing village are also called “pixuetos”). Well, every 29 June, the feast of San Pedro, Cudillero celebrates L’Amuravela.
The festival has its roots at least as far back as the 16th century and is linked to the construction of the parish church of San Pedro. The originality comes from the fact that the celebration begins with the recitation in verse and in pixueto by a person from Cudillero of a sermon that summarises in an ironic tone what has happened during the year and asks for protection for the coming year.
L’Amuravela’s verses contain historical references to the town’s port, fishing, cosmopolitan and navigating nature, as well as invocations of a social and religious nature. It is a unique show in a unique setting, right in the amphitheatre of Cudillero, with the sails unfurled to the wind, in a colourful and fishing environment that tastes of the sea and tradition. And with the blessing of San Pedro, patron saint of Cudillero, the festival is served for several days.
Antiquity, history, Pixuetas language and traditions and Cudillero hospitality are intermingled in the essence of L’Amuravela.
A different kind of festival, with touches of humour and sarcasm, that leaves no one indifferent.
This event has been declared a Festival of Tourist Interest.