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Culture of Gijon. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Olas en la playa de San Lorenzo Hundred years ago, there was a small fishing village on the site of a modern resort. Modern travelers know Gijon as a well-developed beach resort and a cultural center with an abundance of interesting historical sites. Among religious sites, the interesting medieval church of St. Peter built in the early 15th century is noteworthy; it is made in the Gothic style. During the Civil War, the church was almost completely destroyed, but by the middle of the last century, architects managed to restore the beautiful building.
Gijon is often called the birthplace of ice cream; it is believed that the popular refreshing treat has been served here for the first time. Locals have learned to make a delicious dessert … Open
Travelers who are fond of interesting excursions should definitely visit the Jovellanos House Museum located on the square of the same name. It is a spectacular palace; many years the beautiful manor house has belonged to the family of the famous writer. The museum was opened in 1971; its walls house an interesting collection of art works. An old manor house is a permanent venue for conferences, concerts and other large-scale events.
One of the most interesting cultural centers of Gijon is the Museum of Asturias People. It introduces the culture and lifestyle of local population. The interesting ethnographic museum has been serving visitors since 1968; it features a very unusual layout. The museum is situated in extensive parkland and consists of a complex of halls; each hall represents its unique collection. Copyright
Gijon has lots of interesting cultural traditions; the best way to get acquainted with them is to visit one of the beautiful national holidays. One of the oldest and most popular … Open
Those that are fond of exploring historic sites would be interested in walking around the city's oldest district of Cimavilla. Archaeologists still continue to work at the district; a number of interesting findings were excavated there. There are ancient baths of the Roman Empire and ruins of pre-historic buildings among them. There is also the old port founded in the 16th century.
Escultura "Solidaridad" The most important architectural landmark of the city is Gigon University that is still working now. This massive complex of ancient buildings strikes with its elegance and grandeur. Built in the middle of the last century, the architectural complex covers an area of ​​27 hectares. In addition to an abundance of beautiful buildings, there are small parks and tree-lined avenues, a walk through which will give a lot of impressions.
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Public palaces near Gijon
♥   Palace 'Palacio del Marqués de Ferrera' , 20.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Gijon
♥   Monasterio de San Salvador, Cornellana, 42.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Iglesia de Santa Cristina de Lena, Oviedo, 47.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Gijon and near

Playa de Ballota

From the series “The Hidden and Hard-To-Reach Beautiful Beaches”
In the Asturias, in Spain is Playa de Ballota - the enchanting beach, one of the most united and most beautiful in the country. If you look at these coastal stretches surrounded by the inaccessible rocks, from the bird's perspective, their outlines recall the small shell. The high cliffs surrounding the beach are overgrown with lush scrubs and trees that contrast beautifully with the sand coast and the turquoise blue waters. … Read further

Playa de Cuevas del Mar

From the series “The Hidden and Hard-To-Reach Beautiful Beaches”
The charming Cuevas del Mar beach, located in the eastern part of Asturias, is one of the most picturesque and quiet beaches in Spain. The name of the beach is translated as 'the sea caves' of Spanish, which completely reflects the main particularity of this coast. The beach is framed by the beautiful rocks with a lot of arches and caves, which form a unique sight of natural origin. Through one of the arch, whose location the inexperienced tourists hardly find, one can reach the excellent beach. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Gijon

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