Landscape,friendly people and food!
Attracts a lot of tourists
Unforgetable romantic city with much positive energy
Gijon's Plaza Mayor is one of the loveliest of those that we saw while in Spain. And.... we saw a lot of them! We got there at the start of lunch hour in a pretty steady rainfall. This made conditions optimum for photographing it without a lot of people in it. Plus, the rain made the ground shine.more
Situated in the former terminus of the Caminos de Hierro del Norte de España ('Norte') and later RENFE terminus, at the western end of the city centre. The station was closed to all traffic on 29 January 1990, a couple of years after the present joint RENFE/FEVE terminus at El Humedal, about 400 m further east, was inauguruated. This latter...more
This info is feebly translated by me from the aquarium's website. I haven't had a chance to visit the new aquarium, but my friends in Asturies have been there and enjoyed it.Admission is 12 € for adults, 6 € for kids, 8 € for seniors over 65. There are other group rates also listed on their site.The website does not mention if they have english...more
I stayed at this hotel to go and visit a friend and watch Sporting vs Atletico Madrid. I had booked...more
Camino de las Quintas 384, Cabuenes, Asturias, 33394, Spain
Good for: Couples
Fernandez Vallin 5, Gijon, Asturias, 33205, Spain
Good for: Families
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!more
"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.more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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,...more
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...more
By plane: the airport of Asturias is 40km from Gijón, ALSA-busses go back and forth.By train: there are train stations of RENFE (public) and FEVE (private company), that belong to different train networks and therefore go to different cities.By bus: busses of the Asturian ALSA-company go almost all over Spainwalking or going by bus / taximore
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,...more
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...more
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.
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!!
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.....
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.more
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...more
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.more