Gijón Things to Do

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    Nature of Gijón...you don´t have to go far away!

    by Jansa Updated Feb 28, 2003

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    You must absolutely see San Lorenzo´s beach,and Poniente´s beach, and enjoy with the great view of the city that you can see from the Cerro de Santa Catalina, in Cimadevilla.
    Of course, you shouldn´t miss the beautiful nature park in the center, near the beach of Gijón, called Isabel la Católica.
    Also, there´s another park you HAVE TO visit before leaving the city. It´s called "La Providencia", and it has probably the best view over Gijón. Don´t miss it!!.

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    this pictures was taken at...

    by Hosell Written Feb 25, 2003

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    this pictures was taken at PARQUE NACIONAL DE LOS PICOS DE EUROPA,(National Park).
    Here you can find many National and Natural Parks,as:SOMIEDO-REDES.NARCEA,DEL IBIAS,PARQUE NACIONAL DE LOS PICOS DE EUROPA. PARQUE NACIONAL DE LA MONTAÑA DE COVADONGA.

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    Roman hot spring bath ruins

    by asturnut Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Termas Romanas de Campo Valdes - were once public baths, constructed on the site of hot springs between the 1st and 4th centuries by the Romans who once occupied Gijon. For a small fee (under4 euros, depending on age, group size, etc) you can visit the site. Free admission on Tuesdays. Hours of operation vary with season and day of week. Regardless of the day, the site always closes during the afternoon for lunch and siesta between 13 and 17:00.

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    Visit the most popular beach in Spain

    by LanaFromRiga Written Feb 25, 2007

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    Tabby tents are symbols of Gijon
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    It is the beach of St.Lorenzo - Playa de San Lorenzo. Seems that a half of Spain is here, there are so many people. Inspite of numerous of tourists, the beach is clean and it is very pleasant fact. Tabby tents are symbols of Gijon.

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    Sculpture in Gijon

    by asturnut Updated Aug 29, 2003

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    Elogio del Horizonte de Chillida

    Gijon is home to many fine examples of modern large scale sculpture. The most famous sculpture called the Elogio del Horizonte by the famous sculptor Eduardo Chillida is located within walking distance of the Playa de San Lorenzo. There are also many examples of traditional bronze sculptures as well all over Gijon.

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    Playa de San Lorenzo

    by asturnut Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Playa San Lorenzo,photo credit: Alberto Figaredo
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    Gijon's biggest and most famous beach is the Playa de San Lorenzo. It's a humongous crescent shaped beach along the paseo (boardwalk of sorts) that is always teeming with people in warm weather. It's sort of a resort town/family beach kind of place. I shoud mention that even though this is a densely populated beach it is very common for women to sunbathe topless here (as it is lots of places in Europe), but this is a very family friendly beach. All along the beach are places to eat and things to do.

    The beach is open from 10 to 21. There are showers, footbaths and fountains in addition to lifeguards, medics, rescue and police all stationed on or near the beach.

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    C A R N A V A L

    by lucyguajardo Written Sep 12, 2002

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    C A R N A V A L
    In February Gijón is well known coz it CARNAVAL. In amost all Asturia they have great ones, but one of the best is the Gijon One.

    Everybody have to dress disguise. Is a crazy day... First the parade and at night you go bar and bar with wondering who is inside that disguise!!!

    The party don't ends until the morning.

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    Beautiful Harbor

    by garridogal Updated Nov 28, 2010

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    Boats line the harbor
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    Gijon's is a harbor town and luckily it doesn't seem to be too industrial. Along the city's edge individual boats, and not massive yachts line it.

    A walk along this harbor is an absolute must-do when in Gijon.

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    FIDMA- Ferria Internacional de...

    by asturnut Updated Jan 8, 2003

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    FIDMA from the book

    FIDMA- Ferria Internacional de Muestras- International Exposition and FairGrounds. It's adjacent to the Playa de San Lorenzo. They have some interesting things to see, depending on what exhibits are going on. I also remember the food being good too. I do not recall what the admission price was (but I don't think it was 'cheap'.

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    Stroll around the historical...

    by TinyTuck Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Stroll around the historical center and walk up to the Cerro Santa Catalina from where you´ll have a great view over the beach and the port, the city and the surrounding mountains (if the weather is nice). Then walk along the beach San Lorenzo and the promenade where there are some nice restaurants. If you like to walk continue along the promenade and go as far as you can. The landscapes and cliff formations will change along the way and there are some interesting sculptures including a sundial.

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    This is another picture taken...

    by Hosell Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This is another picture taken at COVADONGA.
    In your trip to Covadonga,you can do a stop at the village of Cangas de Onís,to see a intersting ZOO,and also can eat at LA FABADA restaurant!!

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    Visit Picos de Europa. These...

    by Andares Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Visit Picos de Europa. These are the main mountains of Asturias, and surrounding provinces of the north of Spain. This is a picture of one of the most famous mountains, el Naranco de Bulnes. It is famous because one of its sides is flat. I used a zoom to take the picture (just in case you were thinking I climbed all the way up there!).

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    Llanes. Walk down the 'Paseo...

    by Andares Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Llanes. Walk down the 'Paseo de San Pedro'. It is a short walk on the verge of the ocean, with grass and strong waves. Very relaxing. Gets kind of crowded on weekends.

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    Esta es la playa de San...

    by Rumbero Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Esta es la playa de San Lorenzo. San Lorenzo es la playa mas visitada de todas playinas en Gijon. La playa esta dividida en escaleras numeradas. En las escaleras 10 hasta la 13 no se pude estar en el verano, de la gente que hay. Este sitio va tanta gente porque alli esta la casa de los salvavidas. El mar no es muy tranquilo, te puedes meter en el agua y andar un buen trozo para que te cubra un poco.

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    Los Picos de Europa son uno de...

    by Rumbero Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Los Picos de Europa son uno de los mayores conjuntos montañosos que existen en España. Con una extensión aproximada de 570 Km2. lo participan las provincias de León, Asturias y Cantabria. Los Picos están divididos en tres macizos: el occidental o del Cornión, ubicado entre los ríos Sella y Cares; el macizo central de los Urrieles, entre los ríos Cares y Duje; y el macizo oriental, o de Andara entre los ríos Duje y Deva.
    Lo más impresionante de este sistema montañoso es la abrupta orografía, que se manifiesta con los desorbitados desniveles, que oscilan desde los 80 m. sobre el nivel del mar del curso bajo del río Cares, hasta los 2.648 m. de Torre Cerredo. El nombre de los Picos de Europa parece que se lo dieron los antiguos marinos, que en su navegación de cabotaje les servía de referencia Los Picos de Europa cuentan con una importante red fluvial: el Sella, testigo de las luchas de los antiguos cántabros y astures, famoso por sus salmones y por el tradicional descenso, competición de piragüismo que se celebra en la primera semana de agosto; el Dobra, río majestuoso y casi desconocido que discurre por las majadas de Vegabaño y Carombo para entregar sus aguas al Sella al final del impresionante Desfiladero de los Beyos; el Cares, del que Victor de la Serna escribió 'bravo y fuerte como ninguno en el mundo', nace en la parte alta del valle de Valdeón y a
    partir de Corona inicia su abrupta descolgadura en la garganta divina; el Duje, que nace en Áliva y a partir de los invernales de Sotres inicia su encajonamiento entre la peña Main y la Sierra de Tielve hasta Poncebos donde se entrega al río Cares; el Deva que nace en Fuente de, recoge las aguas de la Liébana y se adentra en el espectacular desfiladero de la Hermida hasta Panes, en donde recibe al Cares.
    Hoy, y con la ampliación del antiguo Parque Nacional de la Montaña de Covadonga, que ocupaba parte del macizo occidental, ha pasado a ocupar los tres macizos, tiene una extensión de 64,660 Ha., se ha convertido en el mayor Parque Nacional de España y en uno de los mayores de Europa, y ha cambiado su nombre por el de Parque Nacional Picos de Europa. En cuanto a la fauna, la especie más representativa en los Picos de Europa es el rebeco, pero son el oso, el lobo y el urogallo las especies más carismáticas.

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