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GijonSpain

Relax on this city’s stunning beaches, see the many sculptures in its historic old town and explore an ancient Roman hilltop fort.

Gijón is a glorious city with a rich tapestry of Roman history, picturesque beaches and a range of historic sights. As the largest urban hub in the province of Asturias, it has excellent shopping and dining options. Learn how 18th-century author and philosopher Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos shaped and influenced much of the city.

Visit the Jovellanos Birthplace Museum to understand the author’s impact here. Admire the original furnishings and fixtures and take the audio guide. His tomb lies in the adjacent Capilla de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, or Chapel of Our Lady of Remedies, located on the Plaza de Jovellanos. Stroll through the historic area of Cimadevilla, on the Santa Catalina Headland, to reach the hilly Cerro de Santa Catalina Park. This is the place to admire the iconic Elogio del Horizonte monument.

Explore the fascinating rooms of the Campo Valdés Roman Baths and see the main gate and clock tower of the Roman Walls. The Roman highlight is the Archaeological-Natural Park of Campa Torres, which includes a museum and the vestiges of a hill fort.

For a change of scenery, go to the southern end of the Santa Catalina Headland to visit the vast sandy stretches of Poniente Beach and San Lorenzo Beach. Travel to the eastern outskirts of the city for the exotic plants and water features of the scenic Atlantico Botanical Garden. Visit the nearby Museum of the Asturian People to learn about the region’s past.

Browse the shopping streets spread across the center of Gijón. Try the seafood and the renowned pastries and take a cider tour.

The city can be found on the Bay of Biscay in the northwestern part of Spain. Fly to Asturias Airport and drive east for roughly 25 miles (40 kilometers) to arrive in about 30 to 40 minutes. Travel through the city via buses and taxis or consider renting a bike or a Segway to ride on the designated lanes.

Gijón is a relaxed haven offering wonderful shopping and dining as well as the chance to see fascinating Roman ruins.

Where to stay in Gijon

Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura featuring heritage elements, a city and interior views

Gijon City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(9 area reviews)

Unique features of Gijon City Centre include the beaches and bars. Make a stop by San Lorenzo Beach or Casino de Asturias while you're exploring the area.

Gijon City Centre
Museum of the Asturian People featuring modern architecture

Distrito Rural Este

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the bars and gardens in Distrito Rural Este. You might want to make time for a stop at San Lorenzo Beach or Laboral City of Culture.

Distrito Rural Este
Distrito Sur, Gijon, Asturias, Spain

Distrito Sur

4/5Very Good!(2 area reviews)

Some popular features of Distrito Sur include its beaches and restaurants. If you're in the mood to explore farther, San Lorenzo Beach or Aquarium of Gijon are worth checking out in the surrounding nearby area.

Distrito Sur
Museum of the Asturian People which includes heritage elements as well as a small group of people

El Pisón

If you're spending some time in El Pisón, San Lorenzo Beach and Museum of the Asturian People are top sights worth seeing.

El Pisón

Top Hotels in Gijon

Abba Playa Gijon hotel 4*Superior
Abba Playa Gijon hotel 4*Superior
4 out of 5
Paseo del Doctor Fleming, 37, Gijon, Asturias
The price is ¥7,425 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Distrito Rural Este, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Isabel la Católica Park and San Lorenzo Beach. El Molinon and Museum of the Asturian People ...

4.4/5Excellent! (109 reviews)
Excelente!

"Excelente ubicación a pasos de la playa! Gran servicio, personal muy atento. Habitaciones cómodas y confortables! Volveríamos a alojarnos ahí cuando volvamos a Gijón!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Abba Playa Gijon hotel 4*Superior
Parador De Gijon
Parador De Gijon
4 out of 5
Avenida Torcuato Fernandez Miranda, 15, Gijon, Asturias
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,311 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of El Molinon and San Lorenzo Beach. Museum of the Asturian People and Isabel la Católica Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (47 reviews)
Lovely Setting and Parador but Poor WiFi

"Gijón was bigger than we expected but the location of the parador on the edge of a lovely park made it seem as if we were staying in a smaller city. We were able to walk to many places including some beaches. Our only complaint was that the internet was terrible. When we got a connection in our room ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2019

Parador De Gijon
Hotel Príncipe de Asturias
Hotel Príncipe de Asturias
4 out of 5
C/Manso, 2, Gijon, Asturias
The price is ¥5,718 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9

Located in Gijon, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Isabel la Católica Park and San Lorenzo Beach. Plaza de Toros de El Bibio ...

3.9/5Good! (132 reviews)
Good

"Good hotel in fantastic location. Very happy with their handling of the COVID situation. Will be back"…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Hotel Príncipe de Asturias
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Gijon

Villa With 5 Bedrooms in Gijón, With Wonderful Mountain View, Private Pool, Enclosed Garden - 8 km From the Beach
Villa With 5 Bedrooms in Gijón, With Wonderful Mountain View, Private Pool, Enclosed Garden - 8 km From the Beach
3.5 out of 5
Camín de les Preses 288, Asturias, Principado de Asturias, Gijon, Asturias

Situated in Gijon, this golf villa is within 6 mi (10 km) of Villa Romana de Veranes, San Lorenzo Beach, and Los Pericones Park. Busto de Evaristo San Miguel ...

Villa With 5 Bedrooms in Gijón, With Wonderful Mountain View, Private Pool, Enclosed Garden - 8 km From the Beach
Apartamentos Capua
Apartamentos Capua
3.5 out of 5
Calle Capua 17, Gijon

Located in Gijon City Centre, this apartment building is steps from Busto de Evaristo San Miguel and San Lorenzo Beach. Casino de Asturias and Estatua de Jovellanos ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (24 reviews)
Great location, comfortable accommodation

"Codes for entry rather than keys worked well. Vey good facilities, spacious room, friendly and helpful staff with useful local knowledge. Great location, close to beach and historic centre."…"

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2017

Apartamentos Capua
Fabulous Penthouse Renovated July 2017 for 4 People in the Center of Gijon
Fabulous Penthouse Renovated July 2017 for 4 People in the Center of Gijon
Gijon, Asturias

Located in Gijon City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Casino de Asturias and San Lorenzo Beach. Estatua de Jovellanos and Barjola ...

Fabulous Penthouse Renovated July 2017 for 4 People in the Center of Gijon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Gijon

4.8

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 25, 2019

Do NOT mis La Laboral!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jul 11, 2019

Seemed like a pleasant city with a nice surfing beach. We were only there for one night so we didn't see much, but the boardwalk, which this hotel was right at the end of, was nice.

5/5 - Excellent

TLL

May 23, 2019

beautiful city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 11, 2019

Beautiful city. Loved it and we will return.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 20, 2019

beautiful City!!!

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