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 back more than 2500 years including archaeological remains such as the Roman baths. It was a neighborhood of sailors with its port and transformed over the years into a beautiful residential, commercial and vibrant leisure district. Winter is coming, and Cimavilla is saying goodbye to the summer with its festival. This “fiesta” started already last 1st September and will extend until Sunday 17th. There are lots of activities included on the agenda such as parades, concerts, live street performances. The streets decorations using a nautical theme of light and many colors with hanging ornaments. They have different forms and shapes such as fish, jellyfish over even whales. It is a pleasure to walk through the narrow streets and busy squares with the camera in hand to discover all these details of color.
There are lots of music activities, and people fill the streets taking the best out of one of the last summer festivities. You can also take advantage of many outdoor restaurant terraces where you can enjoy Asturian cuisine accompanied by natural cider, the regional drink par excellence.
Charangas and Cabezudos
One of the typical activities in any Spanish festival is the street parades. Local bands march through the streets playing music and dancing. Furthermore, here at Cimavilla, children participate in costume by wearing giant heads while dancing through the parade.
Winter is coming, and Cimavilla is celebrating the end of the summer with lots of music, good food, and fun. You can find out more information on their own Facebook page. Come and check Cimavilla out!
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