Gijon is the birth place of several notable people, like Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, statesman, author, philosopher and a major figure of the Age of Enlightenment. Film. José Luis Garci filmed most of the footage from the film Volver a empezar in the city during the early 1980s. The film would later win an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
Gijon Tourism: Best of Gijon. About Gijon. This port city of about 275,000 on Spain’s north coast began 3,000 years ago as a fishing village. Today it’s a departure point for regional cruises, making it busy in summer (and making us wonder what those ancient fisherman would have thought of cruise ships). The original village, Cimadevilla ...
What to visit. Select from the list or hover over the map to find out about points of interest. Revillagigedo Palace. Garden of Evaristo Valle Foundation Museum. Atlantic Botanical Garden. Gijón Collegiate Church. Railway Museum (Gijón) Acuario de Gijón - Gijón Aquarium. Campo Valdés Roman Baths.
Gijon is a good place to relax; it offers a wide variety of establishments based on water therapies. Talasoponiente is a thalassic center located just between Poniente beach and the harbor. It is a modern center which offers all the advantages of sea water to relax.
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Welcome to Gijón. Bigger, grittier and gutsier than Oviedo, seaside Gijón (khi- hon) – Asturias’ largest city – produces iron, steel and chemicals, and is the main loading terminal for Asturian coal. But Gijón has emerged like a phoenix from its industrial roots, having given itself a thorough face-lift with pedestrianised streets ...
Gijón, city, Asturias provincia (province) and comunidad autónoma (autonomous community), northwestern Spain. It is located on the Bay of Biscay at the foot of Santa Catalina Hill, just northeast of Oviedo city. Known to the Romans and Goths as Gigia, it was captured by the Moors early in the 8th
The Aquarium is also the only one in Spain where you can see all five groups of animals – mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish. There is a section on Cantabrian rivers as well as tropical oceans. Open In Google Maps. Playa de Poniente, Gijón, Spain. +34985185220.
Gijon is a great city to visit with friends. The beach is very pretty and ends on a hill with amazing views of the coast and city. The food in Asturias is amazing, one of the best cuisines in Spain.