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Territory (Gijón)
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Puerto Deportivo, Espigón Central de Fomento. C/ Rodríguez Sampedro. 33206 Gijón/Xixón
985 341 771
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Further information:

    • The city of Gijón/Xixón (Cimavilla, the city centre, San Lorenzo Beach).
    • Laboral, City of Culture.
    • Botanical Gardens/Aquarium.
    • Archaeological Museum Network.
    • Listen to Audio Guide of Gijón/Xixón.
  • 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/Xixón. 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/Xixón, 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 - 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/Xixón 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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