Gijón is located on the Costa Verde halfway between western and eastern Asturias. It boasts an enormous beach and a one of the largest ports on the Cantabrian coast.


The historic quarter of Gijón is formed by the hill of Santa Catalina and the fishing neighbourhood of Cimadevilla. There are roman remains, large mansions and old fishermen’s houses to be found on the streets between San Lorenzo beach and the marina. There are many historical attractions including the 19th century City Hall building in Plaza Mayor; the Palace of Revillagigedo and the Collegiate Church of San Juan Bautista in Plaza del Marqués looking out over the marina which now hold modern art exhibitions.

The Museum of Gijon can be found in Jovellanos Square and the Barloja Museum in Calle de La Trinidad is home to modern painting and sculpture. Other museums include the Ethnographic Museum of the People of Asturias and the International Bagpipe Museum where you can learn about this traditional Asturian instrument. Amongst the cities many squares are the gardens of Náutico, Begoña or Reina. For a complete escape, the region also has some of Spain’s best natural parks with the Picos de Europa mountains overlooking rivers, and vast orchards.


The best shopping opportunities are in Calle Corrida.

Nightlife and Eating Out

You can sample the local food and drink in the old cafés and cider bars of Paseo Begoña.

Tourist Information

Calle Marqués de San Esteban, 1, Pl. baja 33206 Gijón (Asturias) Tel. +34 985346046


Gijon-Oviedo Airport is located about 47km from the city.

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