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HOT AIR BALLOONS OVER GIJON

Hot air balloons over Gijon

Gijon hosted the hot air balloons race (2ª Regata de Globos Aerostáticos) during the first weekend of June 2018. The event filled the sky of Gijon with colorful flying devices for the delight of locals and […]

The Ecological and Artisan Market is back

The Artisan and Organic Market is back

The Artisan and Organic Market (Mercado Artesano y Ecológico) usually takes place the second weekend of every month at the Main Square in Gijon. You can find there the Town Hall, and if you walk […]

Winter is coming… and Cimavilla celebrates!

Winter is coming… Cimavilla celebrates!

Cimavilla is the oldest district in Gijon city center, and also known as Cimadevilla. It is a quaint neighborhood with that smooth feeling you often get when visiting old European cities. Its long history goes […]

A wonderful Christmas in Gijon!

A wonderful Christmas in Gijon!

Gijon is ready once again to welcome Christmas! The colorful city decorations and joyful lights bring the warmth of the holiday season all over the city. The ceremony to switch on the lights took place […]

Sightseeing

Ride a mining train and discover the depths of a mine!
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Ride mining train to enter underground mine!

Asturias has a long mining tradition dating back to the XVIII century. The coal extraction concentrated around the so-called “Cuenca minera.” The mining industry declined in the area. The last active mining wells close down […]

The renewed Celestino Solar Citadel
Culture

The renewed Ciudadela de Celestino Solar

The Celestino Solar Citadel is known as “Ciudadela de Celestino Solar” or “Ciudadela de Capua.” It consists of a group of houses in a courtyard. The factory workers at the end of the 19th century rented […]

The exemplary Asturian town of Poreñu
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The exemplary Asturian town of Poreñu

Poreño also known as Poreñu, is a small charming village in the region of Asturias, close to the coastal town of Villaviciosa and about 40 kilometers from Gijon. The Princess of Asturias Foundation presents the Award […]

Culture

Culture

Asturias Day in Gijon

Gijon celebrates Asturias Day during the first Sunday in August. This celebration revolves around the promotion of Asturian culture and traditions. It takes place around the old quarter of the city in Cimavilla and Santa […]

Discover the Roman Heritage of Gijon
Culture

Discover the Roman Heritage of Gijon

The Roman baths of Campo Valdes (Termas Romanas de Campo Valdes) are an essential reference for the Roman heritage in Gijon. The museum is located underground near Saint Peter church in the neighborhood of Cimavilla. […]

St Peter's Day in Gijon
Culture

St Peter’s Day in Gijon

The coastal city of Gijon in the region of Asturias in northern Spain celebrates Saint Peter’s Day. This Dia de San Pedro takes place every year on the 29th June. Besides, the earlier celebration of Saint John […]

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Powerful sea at Bufones de Pria
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Powerful sea at Bufones de Pria

The so-called Bufones are natural phenomena produced by the erosion of sea and rain in limestone rock, therefore creating galleries and chimneys connecting the sea and the coast. The most famous in Asturias are Bufones de […]

ENJOYING A FUN DAY IN THE SNOW!
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Enjoying a fun day in the snow!

Gijon is a coastal city on the shore of the Cantabric Sea in the Gulf of Biscay in the northwest of Spain. One of the great advantages is the proximity to skiing resorts in over […]