• What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón
  • What to see in Gijón

Walking through Gijón

Gijón has three beaches, a commercial port, another sporting one, an industrial district, large parks, a vibrant center and a historical neighborhood with marine essence. With a population superior to the 270.000 inhabitants it is the most populated city in Asturias and the most dynamic.

Many things happen in Gijón. Film festivals, music, literature, sports, theater and fairs everywhere.



Latitude: 43.5450172 Length: -5.6638598
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Es the capital of the Costa Verde and urban development coexists with a privileged natural environment. Gijón has something of a great village. The affable nature of its people, the absence of stress and the survival of the Asturian landscape even in its most avant-garde neighborhoods, make it even more charming.

At any time of year Gijón invites us to walk through its streets and admire the city. The statue of Don Pelayo presides over the stamp of the Leisure port, sports port in the Plaza del Marqués. In this same space stands the Palace of Revillagigedo, which dates from the first decades of the XNUMXth century. From here we continue straight ahead to enter Cimadevilla, the old town par excellence, that of the first settlers.

Cimadevilla, the neighborhood of the essences

Cimadevilla, the neighborhood of the essences

The citizen charisma of Gijón is lived doubly in one of its most essential neighborhoods. Cimadevilla always…

The neighborhood has an inimitable profile of mini-peninsula, populated with marine and colonial houses, restaurants and squares where it is worth stopping. It is also located here Clock Tower, emblematic building that currently houses the archaeological documentation generated during more than a decade of excavations in the city.

Crown this singular neighborhood the Praise of the Horizon, an imposing sculpture designed by Chillida to embrace the sea. Located on the northern edge of Santa Catalina Hill, the Elogio is the universal symbol of the city. From this promontory we discovered that the west coast has a clearly industrial flavor. We see the beach of Arbeyal, an artificial beach characterized by the calm sea. In the distance we discover the Port of Musel, where the port cranes do their work at all hours and the large commercial vessels enter and leave port loaded with merchandise.

Praise of the Chillida Horizon

Praise of the Chillida Horizon

It is a work of great proportions erected in 1990 on the Cerro de Santa Catalina in…

We descend from the hill but we do not leave the old town. In the Plaza Mayor we can admire the construction of the Town Hall (19th century) and enjoy a particularly Asturian atmosphere in the cider houses that surround it. Very close, in the Plaza de Jovellanos, we came across the Casa Natal Museum of this famous illustrated, politician and writer. The building, of the sixteenth century, contains memories and paintings and sculptures of various artists.

Museum Casa Natal de Jovellanos

Museum Casa Natal de Jovellanos

Several buildings of interest congregate in the Cimadevilla neighborhood of Gijón in the Plaza of ...

At the heart of the modern part, of rationalistic layout and large streets, where squares and green areas like the Gardens of the Nautical, those of Begoña o full Queen. It is worth visiting the shops of the street Corrida, the old cafes and cider houses of the Paseo Begoña or enter Uría and Menéndez Valdés Street until you reach the Jovellanos Theater.

Jovellanos Theater

Jovellanos Theater

An essential reference in the network of national public theaters, the Jovellanos Theater in Gijón offers…

Gijón beach and surroundings

We are now next to the main beach in Gijon: San Lorenzo beach. His Walk of the Wall It is full of strollers, athletes and, if it is summer, bathers. We are at the western end of the beach, near the Church of San Pedro, and we can visit The Roman Baths, a unique thermal complex, of the most important Roman remains of Spain. Its construction is between the 1st and 2nd centuries.

San Lorenzo beach, Gijón

Beach of San Lorenzo, Gijón

The Paseo del Muro and the San Lorenzo beach draw one of the best known maritime facades and ...

Roman baths of Gijón

Gijón Roman Baths

The hot springs of Gijón they are inside the roman wall the urban area of ​​Gijón has been raised,…

In the western part of the city we find the second most important beach in the city. The West Beach, an artificial sandbank created in the mid-90s that covers an area of ​​140.000 square meters.

Poniente Beach

Poniente Beach

Artificial and urban, Poniente is a young beach, created in the mid-90s in the western part…

In this same area, known as Fomento, between the marina and the Gijón shipyards, we can enjoy large recreational facilities such as the Gijón aquarium and a thalassotherapy center.

Gijon Aquarium

Gijón Aquarium

To be like a fish in water you just have to go with the flow. The aquarium of…

Talasoponiente, well-being in Gijón

Talasoponiente, wellness in Gijón

The sea can be put at the service of the health and well-being of all, accessible to any type of public,…

We continue discovering Gijón. The city has a temperate climate, a temperature that, as an annual average, stands at 15 ° C. Ideal conditions to enjoy the city life in any season and walk without extreme inclemency.

We walk along the San Lorenzo Beach Wall promenade to its eastern end. passed the river Piles we can continue along the coast for a few more kilometres, thanks to a magnificent route known as the Senda del Cervigón.

Cervigón coastal path

Coastal path of the Cervigón

Gijón has a large number of small squares and squares, ideal for sitting and reading the newspaper or…

We can also choose to turn to the right once the bridge of the river Piles and walk towards the fairground, permanent headquarters of the Ethnographic Museum of the People of Asturias and space in which La Semana Negra Gijon, the Fair of Samples of Asturias and other cultural and commercial events. After the last extension, the Exhibition Center has almost 160.000 square meters. In the immediate vicinity is the Isabel La Católica Park, occupying a privileged environment of gardens and ponds, very close also to the Football Stadium of The Molinón. In the vicinity of the stadium we can visit the Muséu del Pueblu de Asturies, or the fairgrounds where the famous Asturias Trade Fair is held in August. In a nearby field, the very popular Gijón flea market is organized every Sunday.

Museum of the People of Asturies

Muséu del Pueblu d'Asturies

The schoolchildren who visit it usually call it "Our grandparents' house", although for older people...

International Fair of Samples

International Fair of Samples

The fairgrounds in Gijón have 160.000 square meters, and are located in the vicinity of the…

The Gijón trail

The trail of Gijón

The Gijón market is undoubtedly the largest and busiest street market in the Principality. He stands up...

Beyond the stadium begins the residential neighborhood of Somió, one of the first garden-city to be built in Spain. One of these houses houses the Evaristo Valle Foundation, a museum dedicated to the painter and his work.

Evaristo Valley Museum

Evaristo Valley Museum

For Evaristo Valle painting, as for Renaissance artists, is a mental thing. It was not from…

Gijón and the City of Culture

We continue with our East orientation; A little further away from the city center we can visit the Labor University, part of its campus have been converted and expanded to meet the needs of the new La Laboral Art Center, the flagship of a larger project: the City of Culture, which tries to make full use of the space of the old University. A mammoth building as a whole, two and a half times larger than El Escorial, built during the dictatorship by the architect Luis Moya Blanco and considered the most important architectural work in Asturias in the XNUMXth century.

Labor City of Culture

Labor City of Culture

The Labor University of Gijón, the name it received in the XNUMXth century, was built during the regime of…

Art Center of the Labor

Art Center of the Labor

Impressive and surprising, those are the words that best define the new Art Center of the…

In the vicinity of La Laboral, a modern technological park has been developed and the Atlantic Botanical Garden has been planned, a space of 16 hectares designed to house more than 30.000 plants and up to 2.000 different species.

Gijón Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden of Gijón

A visit to the Atlantic Botanical Garden is an authentic experience, an excursion to a…


Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com Copyright Ramón Molleda


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