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Things To Do in Gijon, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Updated on June 29, 2013

Things To Do in Gijon, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Gijon, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Gijon, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

The city of Gijon, Spain has an estimated population of about 277,554 residents (according to the 2010 Spain Census). This makes it the 15th most populated city in Spain. Gijon offers a variety of attractions and activities to both tourists and locals alike. Here are the top 5 things to do in Gijon, Spain:

1. Jardin Botanico
Jardin Botanico is a very beautiful botanical garden. The views at the garden are amazing. The Jardin Botanico has a very nice forest trail surrounded by a number of very unique species of plants and trees that are only found in Gijon. For those who love the outdoors, the Jardin Botanico is a site you would want to visit on your trip to Gijon.

2. Playa de San Lorenzo
Playa de San Lorenzo is a wonderful beach. The views of the coast from the shoreline are breathtaking. An added plus is that the beach is always clean. Playa de San Lorenzo is also perfect to enjoy surfing. The beach is also famous for the fireworks organized there on the occasions of various Spanish festivals.

3. Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura is a destination well known for its architectural value and beautiful gardens. The architecture of the building is exceptionally appealing. The building is quite large and the architecture received its inspiration from the classical style. The building also has a rich history. It was built at the end of the Spanish Civil War as a university. Its construction was aimed at providing education to children from all over Spain and contributing to the rebuilding of the nation. The building has been renovated but the architectural value has been preserved very nicely. The gardens at the site are also very inviting and provide a very nice environment.

Things To Do in Gijon, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Gijon, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

4. Campo Valdes Roman Baths
Campo Valdes Roman Baths are definitely an interesting excavated attraction. These are underground public baths from the ancient Roman Civilization which have been preserved very carefully. They represent the mark Roman Civilization had left on the city. They also offer a video presentation, one which provides great information about the site and its history. The fee for entry is very reasonable and the staff members are very friendly and helpful.

5. Santa Catalina Headland
Santa Catalina Headland is a park located at the top of a peninsula. It is spread over 7,000 square yards. There are some other attractions as well located near the park. Located very close to the park are San Lorenzo Beach and Port of El Musel. The park was developed in 1989. It offers some very nice views of the city and the coast.

Enjoy Gijon!
Thank you for reading my top 5 list of things to do in Gijon, Spain. Please visit my profile below for more "Top 5 Things To Do" in other cities around the world. If there is anything that you think should be added to any of my top 5 lists, please comment and share your experiences and knowledge. Your opinions are highly welcomed. Thank you.

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    • sligobay profile image


      5 years ago from east of the equator

      Great travel tips. Your writing is direct and informative. Thank you.

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      Tony A. 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thank you for all of your nice comments. I really appreciate it.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      5 years ago from Great Britain

      I love the way you write.

      As for Gijon, I am grateful for the map...... I really had not heard of this place. Shame on me after 20 years in that part of the world.

      Excellent hub. Thank you. Hope you don't mind I have shared it with my facebook friends.

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      Cathy Nerujen 

      5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Your hubs are all about Spain. Wow, you have so many. You must be a travel writer who has lived in Spain. I never heard of most of these places, but they sound and look so interesting.

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      5 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      worldinquirer, seems to be a great place for a visit. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend!


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