Gijón Travel Guide

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Gijón Things to Do

  • Beach and Promenade.

    The promenade goes from east to west along the lovely sandy beaches for about 7 km [.Empty in Februrary 2014. ] Pleasant stroll from near rail station to city centre along Promenade.

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  • Plaza Mayor

    In 1858 Andres Coella designed the town hall and arcaded square. Gijon has remains from Roman settlements and largest preserved Roman Baths in Spain.

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  • Gijon Old Town

    The old quarter houses night life and cider places. Throughout the city , good cider places and restaurants display a wide range of tapas and excellant cuisine.

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  • Marina and Prom

    Gijon is a seaside town on the Cantabrico coastline of north Spain. A modern busy town with a big marina.

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  • Old City Center

    Gijón's old section is a beautiful must-see. Located near the harbor it's evidence of how the city grew inward from it's rich water-based industry.

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  • Rugged Coast Line

    Past the harbor and the city center Gijón has a beautiful rugged coast line. It's refreshing to see that it has been left in its natural and beautiful state for the residents of this city to appreciate.It was very dramatic in the rain...

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Gijón Hotels

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  • Hotel Castilla

    I stayed at this hotel to go and visit a friend and watch Sporting vs Atletico Madrid. I had booked...

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  • Hotel Quinta Duro

    Camino de las Quintas 384, Cabuenes, Asturias, 33394, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hernan Cortes

    Fernandez Vallin 5, Gijon, Asturias, 33205, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Gijón Restaurants

  • Bring on the Gambones!

    We had a lovely seafood lunch here. I especially loved it because I had a favorite Spanish dish of mine: Shrimp cooked "ala plancha," and giant ones at that! The restaurant's right by the pier so we had a great view of the water while eating.So... good view, great food and even better company!

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  • Fast, cheap, tasty

    "Picos de Europa" is a cafe with middle prices. Here you can eat "platos cobinados" - complex of food. Usualy sousage, potatos, chicken etc. are in this complex. Nothing luxurious, but the best way how to have a meal. In "Picos de Europa" you'll find "churros" - traditional cookies. The best time for "churros" is breakfast.

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  • Do you really want to eat good food????

    A "sidrería" is a typical restaurant/bar here in Asturias. There, you can taste our great cider, delicious fish or even seafood, "tapas" (little portions of food, very cheap), lots of different cheeses, sweet desserts and many things more. Here, we have a real cider culture, and you can realize if you get into one of these places.It´s really...

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  • lucyguajardo's Restaurant Tip

    You have also to try the cheeses of the region becauser are superb. Not matter what restaurant you choose. All Asturias have a great gastronomic art!!!.The natural (hard) cider is famous, as is the unique manner of serving it, descanting (escanciar) it from on high so that it foams up as it splashes into the glass held low in the other hand.

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  • YOU CAN'T FORGET DRINK 'SIDRA'

    YOU CAN'T FORGET DRINK 'SIDRA'In every restaurant or the well known 'SIDRERIAS' you can ask for a sidra

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  • My favorites restaurants in...

    My favorites restaurants in the Asturias Region,are:La Fabada, located at Cangas de Onis,and in Llanes la Sidreria.In your visit to Asturias don't miss ask for a Fabada,is a very caloric,but really nice dish!!.Is made with beans,bacon,black pudding and some vegetables.And to drink,ask for the best Cider in Spain,and maybe in world!!,in all bars...

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Gijón Nightlife

  • There s no need to put a title (we are...

    I won?t say anything about one nightclub in particular. I?ll just say some several things about the zones where you can go at night.First of all, you should know that the better days to go out at night are friday and, overmore, saturday.There are 4 important zones here in Gij?n: -"La Arena": there are some pubs. It?s in front of the beach, far away...

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  • Starts Thursday, Friday and...

    Starts Thursday, Friday and Saturday at about midnight. It´s concentrated around Plaza Mayor, the later it gets the closer people move on to the beach area. You can easily go out all night and then have breakfast in a café... There´s a great variety of different bars. Just follow the crowd.Oh, be prepared that you´ll hear mainly Spanish music. And...

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  • 'BULEVAR'Claudio Alvaro...

    'BULEVAR'Claudio Alvaro González, 8Tel. 985 342 031'LA HABANA'Claudio Alvaro GonzálezTel. 985 343 255'OTTO'Jardines del Náutico, s/nTel. 985 355 699

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Gijón Transportation

  • RENFE AND FEVE station

    RENFE trains and FEVE trains leave from a new station at the site of the old RENFE station .Th.e FEVE station used to be nearer town as closed. On my journey on the FEVE I left Gijon at 08-45 for Ribadesella via El Berron arriving Ribadesella at 10-59 .At El Berron I saw the unusual track interchange.

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  • Asturias can be reached: BY...

    Asturias can be reached: BY CARFrom the East (Irún, Basque Provinces, Cantabria and Catalonia). Road N-634. From the West (Portugal and Galicia). Road N-634 (the last 150 km approx.). From the South (Madrid, Extremadura, and Andalucia). Roads N-630 and A-66. BY BUSALSA: Several daily services, direct from Madrid, Barcelona, Valladolid, Zamora,...

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  • There are long distance trains...

    There are long distance trains arriving from Leon, Alicante, Barcelona, and Madrid-Chamartin, all of which also stop in Oviedo also. Local trains run on the lines from Oviedo, Pte. Fierros and Pola de Lena. The local lines run from around 6:00 to 23:30 (11:30 pm). I guess there are buses too, but I don't have that info. Flights are also available...

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Gijón Local Customs

  • Asturian language

    In Gijon, as in all of Asturias, in addition to castellano, another language called asturianu is spoken. It is the dialect local throughout Asturias and parts of Castilla-Leon. It has an 80% understandability to Spanish. Some of the grammatical structure is different than Spanish, but it's not a radical difference. Some words are exactly the same,...

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  • The festival of cider

    It is a great celebrations once a year. Last weekend of august it is the cider festival in Gijon. Streets are decorated, there is a big market along the sea cost in the old part of Gijon, different sorts of cider can taste.The Festivity of the Natural Cider. This festivity generally takes place the following week (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) to...

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  • El Pais every morning

    You'll find newest newspapers in everycafe in the morning, because it is a Spanish lifestyle to read "El Pais" (the main newspaper in Spain) during mornings. All action in cafes are along the bar - it is the best place in cafes.

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Gijón Warnings and Dangers

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    by LanaFromRiga Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Don't forget Atlantic ocean is very close and falling tide, high tide are regular. On city beaches like St.Lorenzo beach you'll hear top information by loudspeakers time to time about he level of water. Information is in Spanish, of course.

    Water is far (morning) Water is very close (afternoon)
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Gijón Tourist Traps

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    by Rumbero Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Los asturianos tienen fama de saber divertirse. Son gente amable, afable y amiga de fiestas y de juergas, y aman la compañía y las salidas en grupos de amigos en torno a las conversaciones y las copas.
    No tengas miedo y disfruta de Gijon de dia y de noche!!

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Gijón What to Pack

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    by garridogal Written Aug 10, 2011

    Luggage and bags: In case you cannot tell by my photos, Asturias is rainy! The day we went to Gijon was the rainiest of our trip.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Whatever works for you in the rain. Next time around I'll bring rubber shoes as I ended this day with a case of soggyfeetisis. Never comfy.....

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Gijón Off The Beaten Path

  • Laboral University..inside!!

    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...

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  • The building called "Universidad...

    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.

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  • Climbing up Santa Catalina´s mountain

    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...

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  • PROMENADE

    This is the San Lorenzo sea promenade.Don't hesitate when you visit this city to walk along this beautiful promenade.Also you'll find around a lot of shops and cafeterias to have a drink on the terraces during summer season.

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  • PALACIO DE VILLAGIGEDO

    This Palace,was built from a medieval tower,on XVIII century as residence of marquis of San Esteban.Now,this beautiful palace it is place of a very important Arts Center.You'll find some nice expositions inside.

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  • PARQUE DE LA ATALAYA

    This is a new park in Gijon,it is located at the end of San Lorenzo beach,in a hill.The views from there are just great,because you can see a very big part of the ocean.Also you'll find some nice sculptures.The biggest and best one,it is called "Elogio del Horizonte",it was made from spanish sculptor Chillida.

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