• A stroll around Cimadevilla, the former fishermen's quarter that still preserves the characteristic buildings, layout and atmosphere of its seafaring past. A special place flanked on one side by Santa Catalina Headland - with its Eulogy of the Horizon, a tourist symbol of the city - and the Roman ruins and medieval wall on the other.
    • San Lorenzo Beach, the almost 2-km-long sandy beach in the shape of a sea shell, which makes Gijón's seafront a delightful seaside promenade.
    • Poniente Beach is another of Gijón's beaches. A man-made beach, ideal for sunbathing and doing water sports in a setting where you can enjoy the Aquarium, a seawater spa, restaurants, etc.
    • A visit to Laboral, City of Culture and its Centre for Art and Industrial Creation or the Botanical Gardens provides an unusual insight into the culture and scenery of Gijón and its surroundings.
    • By road: A-8 and N-632 from the East and West, A-64 from the East, N-630, A-66 and AS-1 from the South.
    • By plane: Asturias Airport (OVD) - ( - Coach service from the airport to the city's coach station.
    • By rail: Gijón Railway Station - C/Sanz Crespo - (
    • By ship: Marina, which provides temporary berths (
    • By bus: ALSA Coach Station in Gijón - C/ Magnus Blikstad, 1 ( (
    • Area: 45 km2
    • Elevation: 8 m.
    • Population: 277,559
    • Km to Avilés: 25
    • Km to Oviedo: 28
The Romans lived the Hispania dream from Thermal Baths overlooking the sea. This was in Gijón, just under the esplanade outside the Church of San Pedro, one of the most beautiful urban vantage points on the entire Asturian coastline.

But , Gijón/Xixón had already come into being some time before the Romans at the hands of a tribe of cauldron makers, who likewise lived a dream -that of metal-making- overlooking the sea, sealing Gijón's fate as a city forever linked to metallurgy, coal, industry, science, energy and art.

Gijón was the first "Oscar-winning" Spanish city thanks to José Luis Garci, the film-maker with roots in Asturias, besides boasting the country's first Institute of Navigation and Mineralogy, inspired by its Enlightenment scholar and statesman Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos .

With a fishing port and industrial docks as well as a marina, Gijón/Xixón offers travellers a city with a unique "green" setting, featuring the Atlantic Botanical Gardens and Laboral, City of Culture with its Centre for Art and Industrial Creation.

That's Gijón/Xixón... Roman, metallurgical and oceanic in scope. As well as being a very open, fun and dynamic city with an Atlantic calling.

Gijón/Xixón (Gijón)
C/ Rodríguez Sampedro, s/n. - Fomento Wharf (Marina) - 33206 Gijón
(+34) 985 341 771
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