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Gijon
This port city of about 275,000 on Spain’s north coast began 3,000 years ago as a fishing village. Today it’s a departure point for regional cruises, making it busy in summer (and making us wonder what those ancient fisherman would have thought of cruise ships). The original village, Cimadevilla, with its narrow, cobblestone streets, draws many tourists, and Cerro de Santa Catalina park at the tip of Cimadevilla’s peninsula provides great coastal views.

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Jardin Botanico
Jardin Botanico
Attraction type: Gardens
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Playa de San Lorenzo
Playa de San Lorenzo
Attraction type: Beaches
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura
Owner description: Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura es el resultado de un proyecto de transformacion que el Gobierno del Principado de Asturias acometio en 2001 con el fin de dar nueva vida al edificio... more Owner description: Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura es el resultado de un proyecto de transformacion que el Gobierno del Principado de Asturias acometio en 2001 con el fin de dar nueva vida al edificio de la antigua Universidad Laboral de Gijon.El proyecto vio la luz en marzo de 2007: nacia Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, una ciudad cultural del siglo XXI, abierta plural, en la que hay espacio para todo tipo de espectaculos y propuestas de ocio.La sede de Radiotelevision del Principado de Asturias en el antiguo Convento de las Clarisas, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial, el Centro Integrado de Formacion Profesional, el Patio Corintio que alberga la Tienda, la Torre, la Escuela de Arte Dramatico y Profesional de Danza, la Iglesia, el Cafe, el Teatro, el Paraninfo y la Facultad de Comercio, Turismo y Ciencias Sociales "Jovellanos", son algunos de los espacios que tienen su sede en la Ciudad de la Cultura.La tarea de recuperacion del monumental edificio con nuevos usos relacionados con la cultura, la formacion y la creacion, aun esta en marcha, en un apasionante proceso que no cesa y en el que nuevos espacios se iran sumando de forma paulatina hasta completar una ciudad singular.Laboral City of Culture is the result of a transformation project the Government of the Principality of Asturias undertook in 2001 in order to give new life to the building of the old Laboral University of Gijon.The project became a reality in March 2007: it was the birth of La Laboral City of Culture, an open and plural 21st Century cultural city, offering space for all kinds of shows and leisure proposals.The headquarters of the Principality of Asturias Broadcasting Corporation in the old Convent of Clarissa nuns, LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre, the Integrated Professional Training Centre, the Corinthian Patio housing the Shop, the Tower, the College of Dramatic Art and Professional Dance, the Church, the Cafe, the Theatre, the Auditorium and the Jovellanos University College, are some of the spaces with their headquarters in the City of Culture.The task of recovering the monumental building with new uses related to culture, training and creation, is still underway in a thrilling non-stop process, which will gradually add new spaces up until the completion of this singular city. less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Convention Centres
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Campo Valdes Roman Baths
Campo Valdes Roman Baths
Attraction type: Historic Sites
Acuario de Gijon
Acuario de Gijon
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V.crespo
V.crespo
Ranked #1 of 503 restaurants in Gijon
Good for: Romantic, Business, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, After-hours
Restaurante Auga
Restaurante Auga
Ranked #2 of 503 restaurants in Gijon
Price: USD 43 - 72
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion
Dining options: Reservations, After-hours
Restaurante El Cencerro
Restaurante El Cencerro
Ranked #3 of 503 restaurants in Gijon
Price: USD 25 - 88
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations, After-hours
Casa Segundo
Casa Segundo
Ranked #4 of 503 restaurants in Gijon
Cuisines: Spanish
La Tabla
La Tabla
Ranked #5 of 503 restaurants in Gijon
Good for: Romantic, Business, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, After-hours

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Campoamor
Campoamor
USD 43 - 84
Ranked #2 of 18 Gijon B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Quinta Duro
3.0 of 5
Hotel Quinta Duro
USD 98 - 133 (EUR 72 - 98)
Ranked #1 of 48 hotels in Gijon
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Hotel Central
Hotel Central
USD 69 - 95 (EUR 51 - 70)
Ranked #3 of 48 hotels in Gijon
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Hernan Cortes Hotel
4.0 of 5
Hernan Cortes Hotel
USD 86 - 216 (EUR 63 - 159)
Ranked #4 of 48 hotels in Gijon
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Silken Ciudad Gijon
4.0 of 5
Silken Ciudad Gijon
USD 88 - 203
Ranked #5 of 48 hotels in Gijon
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NH Gijon
4.0 of 5
NH Gijon
USD 113 - 209
Ranked #7 of 48 hotels in Gijon
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Abba Playa Gijon
4.0 of 5
Abba Playa Gijon
USD 112 - 249 (EUR 82 - 183)
Ranked #9 of 48 hotels in Gijon
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