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Gijón
Territory (Gijón)
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Puerto Deportivo, Espigón Central de Fomento. C/ Rodríguez Sampedro. 33206 Gijón
Phone
985 341 771
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http://www.gijon.es

El Elogio del Horizonte
El Elogio del Horizonte
El Elogio del Horizonte
El Elogio del Horizonte
    • The city of Gijón (Cimavilla or Cimadevilla, the city centre, San Lorenzo Beach).
    • Laboral, City of Culture.
    • Botanical Gardens/Aquarium.
    • Archaeological Museum Network.
  • Via the A-8, AS-I and AS-II dual carriageways and the N-632

  • Population: 277,733 inhabitants

    Area: 181.6 km2

Prehistoric and Roman, revolutionary, urban, mining, metallurgical, pioneering, 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 bathsright beside the Bay of Biscay, in Campo Valdés. Here they encountered native inhabitants who were able metal-workers with complete mastery of the technology of the time. They found themselves in a land of promise, one with a privileged coastline boasting large, sandy beaches such as that of San Lorenzo and gentle mountains and valleys. Over time the 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.

Cimavilla or Cimadevilla - the charismatic old fishing quarter -, the Jardines de la Reina, the marina, Poniente Beach and El Arbeyal Beach, Corrida Street and Moros Street, the Plaza del Instituto and many other spots shape an urban Gijón with privileged countryside surroundings boasting places such as La Campa Torres, Veranes, La Guía, Somió, La Providencia, Caldones, Deva and La Camocha, to name but a few. As regards amenities, the Botanical Gardens, Aquarium, Talasoponiente seawater spa, the Laboral, City of Culture and the Laboral Art Centre also constitute must references in terms of leisure and cultural activities. A borough and a city in perfect harmony.

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