This picture was made inside Laboral University. Now this tower is a viewmirror and the other building is a church.
For more than 20 years, because of political reason, they have not been cared or repared. I hope that it won´t be for a long time...
This beautiful building is near the Cabue?es Hospital (the local Hospital), and it?s not in the center of the city. That s why many people miss this nice place. It has a beautiful church inside a big square, which walls are another building (an University). It s really worthy.
For going there you just have to take bus n.1 or 18.
If you go straight on from Cimadevilla´s streets, you´ll reach the top of Santa Catalina´s mountain, where you can see beautiful Gijón´s views and the whole sea in front of you. It´s really worthy.
There, you can see also the important monument called "Elogio al Horizonte" (something like "Praise to the Horizon"), or "La Taza de King Kong" ("King Kong´s WC") for the people, because of its form and size. At the beginning, when it was installed there, people didn´t like it, but now is one of the most important symbols in the city. Its author is Eduardo Chillida.
Cimadevilla is one of the nicest parts of Gijón. This is the old town, where the fisherman used to live.
It´s full of small houses, painted with brilliant colours, and it´s full of "sidrerías" (cider bars) and night clubs.
MUSEO DE LA GAITA (Bagpipe Museum.)
Many people don't realize that northern Spain's original inhabitants were Celts. Asturies still has traditions that are distinctly celtic- ie, the main instrument in Asturien folk music is the Asturien bagpipe (gaita-- pronounced gah-EE-tah). This museum is dedicated to bagpipes of all kinds. I've never been there, but my friend who lives in Xixon sent me the brochure and told me it is worth seeing when you visit if you have interest in folk music or bagpipes. Admission is free. Address: La Guelga, s/n 33203 Gijon.
Hours: Sundays and holidays 11:00 to 14:00; Mondays Closed; Tuesday thru Saturday open 10:00 to 13:00 and 17:00 to 20:00 except in July and August. In July and August hours on Tuesday through Saturday are 11:00 to 13:30 and 17:00 to 21:00.
Another place not to be missed in your trip to Asturias,is the city of RIBADESELLA.Is a very touristic resort ideal to do waters sports and canoing in the Sella river!!.Also has a very interesting Cove of palheolitic art.(TITO BUSTILLO)
Andrin. Yummmmmm!!!!!! Delicious!!!!! 'fabada' is a typical dish in Asturias. It consists of big white beans mainly, with 'chorizo' and 'morcilla' (can anyone translate that?). Really good. You should try the sidra (cyder). It's made in Asturias and is really good and soft. But watch out, playing around with the 'escancie' (serving the sidra from a distance) you can have so much fun that you can be passed out drunk before you know. I do recommend a long nap after the feast.
Andrin. Walking back from the beach to the village. We were hungry and just could not get the upcoming 'fabada' off our mids!
Andrin. Small village 2 miles east of Llanes. We booked a 'casa rural' (rural house) there. Very cheap: 10,000 pesetas per night, 6 people (that is around $10 each, a night) in 2000.
This village is very small, authentic, and beautiful. If you want more noise, you can always drive to Llanes and jump in more fashionable bars & shops.
The picture was taken at the incredibly beautiful beach of Andrin, 10-minute walk away from the village. It probably gets more crowded in the summer, even though waves are quite strong there.
No far from Llanes,about 45 KM.,you can take the CABLE CAR at Fuente Dé,also in Picos de Europa.
The views from the top are GREAT!!.(About 1925 meters)
Close to Llanes, are the village of PIMIANGO,you can see here a very intersting Prehistoric Cave,and also a PIC NIC area like this!!.
Andrin. Oops, bad film winding! But I like the picture anyway. Again, the beach of Andrin.
Andrin. The beach of Andrin. Crowded, eh? Don't be fooled, though: this was Easter.
On one side, the nudist beach of Torimbia. Amazingly beautiful! On the other side, this beach & sight.
Andrin. The view from the door of our accomodation (a rural house).