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Gijón

gijonSituated on the shores of the Cantabrian Sea, Gijón is the main city of Asturias with more than 270,000 inhabitants. Placed at the strand of the Camino de Santiago and northern limit of the Ruta de la Plata, its more than 2500 years of history constitute one of its main tourist attraction. This city is opened to the sea, and it has two marinas and ten beaches befitting for the practise of different water sports. This is also a city which accomodates cruise layouts at Musel’s Port, situated on the west side of Gijón.

The ensemble of touristic resources offered by Gijón are possibly ivolved by Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura and the network of historic, archaeological and art museums of the city; the Atlantic Botanical Gardens; the Aquarium of Gijón and Talasoponiente. All these resources are complemented by an accommodation and restaurant offer for every taste and pocket.

Its activities offered throughout the year turn this city in an ideal destination for all kinds of visitors: families, couples, friends and business. The Gijón Film Festival, the European Theatre Fair for Kids (FETEN), the “Semana Grande” (Festivities Week), the “Semana Negra” (the Black Week, which is an encounter of crime novel writers accompanied by a fair with rides, restaurants, bars and on live music), the Jazz Festival and the Gospel Festival are some of the most important events.

In addition to all city services, with a wide cultural, sports and gastronomic offer, Gijón also counts with an enviable “green ring” which is formed by 25 rural parishes that entails more than the 90% of the council. Green paths, golf courses, open – air restaurants... all natural spaces are five minutes away from the city centre. Gijón also constitutes a magnificent base for getting to know the rest of Asturias and all its natural and cultural wealth. All this things make Gijón a city with its own personality, a destination where history, irresistible flavors, laughs, fun, magic, seafaring tradition, amazing views, passional social gatherings, gastronomic days and events with national and international relevance are mixed up.