Gijon, in addition to being the most populated city in Asturias, I would dare to say that it is the city with the most charisma of the three great cities of the natural paradise. In addition to boasting of having one of the most beautiful urban beaches in Spain, the people are so endearing that they will treat you like a fiu. Not to mention how well you eat in Gijon. Although good, this is from Gijon and all of Asturias in general. In this article, I am going to tell you all the things to see and do in Gijon that is the coolest. Be careful, with how well people live in Gijon, then you decide to stay. You are warned.
1. To take a wonderful walk along the Playa de San Lorenzo
Tell me that more places in Spain do you know that have such a beautiful beach right in the center of the city. That it is soooo in the center as in Gijon few. A walk from the mouth of the river Piles to the Church of San Pedro will be the perfect first contact with the city. This wonderful walk through the Wall of San Lorenzo will take you about 30 minutes. Probably the most relaxing 30 minutes of your getaway in Gijon.
Your walk along the beach ends at the Church of San Pedro. If you want, you can enter the Roman Baths of Campo Valdes, it seems like a different plan to do in Gijon, but don’t worry, it will be due to plans …
2. See the Elogio del Horizonte, one of the best places to see in Gijon
We continue visiting Gijon and continue near the Cantabrian Sea to go up to the Cerro de Santa Catalina and see the Elogio del Horizonte. With your permission, I would dare to say that it is the most special place to see in Gijon. Since 1990, this area has gone from being a sculpture by Chillida to being the symbol of the city.
By the way, you have to know how to enjoy this sculpture with your five senses. Stand in the center of the sculpture, close your eyes and you will understand what I am talking about.
3. Stroll through Cimadevilla
From the Elogio del Horizonte you can go down to the center of Gijon through the narrow streets that make up the Cimadevilla neighborhood. It is an old fishing district, specifically the oldest neighborhood in the city. It seems that time has pressed the stop button in this area. Love it.
While wandering around Cimadevilla you cannot miss seeing the facade of the Palacio de Revillagigedo, the Statue of Don Pelayo in the Plaza del Marques, or drop by the Plaza Mayor of Gijon where the City Council is located.
If you go to Gijon on the weekend and you feel like a folia (party in Asturian) you can start the night in the Plaza del Lavaderu and then finish it in the Development area. And of course, some cider culinos in the Cuesta del Cholo will always be a most appetizing plan, no matter what day you go and whatever time it is.
4. Enjoy Asturian gastronomy
I don’t know about you, but when I talk about Asturias and cider, I have already become famous. I think of Asturias and immediately whet my appetite. If you go to Asturias and stayed hungry ye that something strange happens. I warn you, in Asturias, you eat as if there were no tomorrow.
The undisputed queen of Asturian gastronomy is fabada. I cry every time I eat one. Sharing the podium we also have the 8000 varieties of Asturian cheeses or the cachepot (if you manage to finish it all, I promise you that I will give you a prize), and a lot of other typical dishes of Asturias. Like the chorizo with cider, the cabracho cake, the pixin, and a long etcetera. Asturias and food go hand in hand.
5. Take a walk through the port and take a photo with the latronas of Gijon
If after the walk through the Playa de San Lorezo and Cimadevilla you still have strength left (although after eating a good fabada I have no doubt that you will have them) I recommend that you continue the walk through the Port of Gijon.
Of course, don’t forget to take a photo of yourself in the patrons that greet you at the port. It’s a bit of a guiri plan, but if you don’t have the photo with them, it seems like you’ve never been to Gijon.
If you are at full power you can continue the walk to Poniente Beach. And if you are already melted and you want to rest, in this area is the mythical Talasaponiente spa center. If you want to do a relaxation plan in Gijon, this spa with sea views will give you the tranquility you need.
6. Don’t forget the Gijon shopping center
Gijon’s maritime zone takes the cake, but you can’t forget to visit the real Gijon commercial center. It is the most popular area of the city, with pedestrian streets and lots of terraces and shops. For example, resting for a while in the beautiful Begona Gardens or seeing the charming Jovellanos Theater, where the Gijon Film Festival takes place.