Pola de Siero is a town in the centre of Asturias with a population of just over 12,000. However, it forms the nucleus of a largely urban area with a population of up to 80,000, and, because of its location in the very centre of Asturias, it’s within easy reach of the regional capital, Oviedo (15 kilometres away), as well as Gijón, which is about 16 kilometres away.
Despite its size, Pola de Siero is considered to be one of the liveliest places in Asturias. Indeed, the town boasts one of the highest concentrations of bars in all of Spain.
The town is also quite well-known for its many festivals, including El Carmen’s day on 16th July,Carmín on the first Monday after that, Comadres, which is held a week before Lent begins, andHuevos Pintos which is celebrated on the Tuesday after Easter Sunday.