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Gijón
Gijón
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Gijón
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43.545098,-5.662208
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    • City of Gijón.
    • Roman Gijón: Baths, Roman Villa of Veranes and Campa Torres.
    • Natural Gijón: Botanical Gardens, San Lorenzo Beach and Greenways.
    • Gourmet Gijón: Sweet-toothed Gijón, Gijón Gourmet and the Cider Trail.
    • Cultural Gijón: The Laboral, Jovellanos Birthplace Museum and Jovellanos Theatre.
    • Gijón is sea: Aquarium, Talasoponiente seawater spa and nautical activities.
Prehistoric and Roman, revolutionary, urban, mining, metallurgical, ground-breaking, seafaring, cosmopolitan, festive and hospitable. That's the borough of Gijón.

The Romans fell in love with Gijón. They had splendid views of the sea and placed their baths right beside the Bay of Biscay, in Campo Valdés. They were in a land of promise, which had a privileged coastline with large sandy beaches such as that of San Lorenzo and gentle mountains and valleys. Over time the borough capital, Gijón, was to become a large town, easily viewable from Santa Catalina Headland, where the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida was inspired to raise his Eulogy of the Horizon, nowadays the city's tourist symbol.

Cimadevilla - the charismatic old fishing quarter -, the Jardines de la Reina or "Queen's Gardens", the marina, the city's beaches -Poniente, San Lorenzo and El Arbeyal -, Corrida Street and Moros Street, the Plaza del Instituto and many other spots shape an urban Gijón which is always open, cosmopolitan and welcoming to visitors. It is very easy to feel at home in Gijón; the city and its inhabitants are "all heart", a heart that beats intensely and loves partying and social life tinged with Asturian hallmarks manifested in every detail - bagpipes, cider, traditional cuisine, seafood flavours.

In addition, the borough boasts a privileged surrounding countryside with places like La Campa Torres - where there are archaeological digs -, Veranes - with its Roman villa -, La Guía, Somió, La Providencia, Caldones, Deva and La Camocha, to name only some, in all of which you can enjoy the purest of Asturian countryside traditions. As regards amenities, Gijón boasts a truly ground-breaking list of facilities, such as the Botanical Gardens, the Aquarium, the Talasoponiente seawater spa complex, Laboral, City of Culture and the Laboral Art Centre, must references for leisure and culture in northern Spain. In short, a borough and city in perfect harmony, a sustainable tourist destination, distinguished with the Biosphere Responsible Tourism seal, and a crossroads of major routes (Via de la Plata Route and Way of St James) located right in the centre of the Asturian coast.

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