If you're looking for a beach, a bar and a bit of history, the bustling coastal town of Gijon has all these treasures. If that's not impressive enough, you'll also find the largest oval church in the world and one of Spain's most popular tourist attractions. The natural amphitheatre makes it a great place to admire and photograph the fishing village.
It houses a collection of bagpipes from around the world and tells the story of the instrument, Asturias and Spain in general. The Elogio del Horizonte, founded in 1990 by the Basque artist Eduardo Chillida ("Praise the Horizon") has become a symbol of Gijon. Known as El Suco, as it is known to locals in the language of Asturias, it houses the largest collection of bagpipes in Spain and the second largest in Europe.
Depending on the season, the locals choose from a variety of colors such as red, blue, green, yellow, orange, red or green. The monument is located on a hill overlooking the coast of northern Spain and the Bay of Biscay. This is the northern point where the west of Spain passes from north to south, marking Gijon, and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe.
The Picos de Europa are particularly popular with hikers, so venture about 12 miles from the coast And you can pass the Asturian capital Oviedo and go back in time. On the way through the mountains you pass the Cathedral of Ovieso, the sanctuary of Covadonga. You can also visit the Romana de Gijon, one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. The 98 (534 - 51 - 47) is underground and opens to Playa San Lorenzo, and it is accessible only on foot or by bike.
This goal played an important role in the reconquest of Spain, when the Moors were driven out of the country. Asturias became one of the first Christian kingdoms in Spain when they set out north to regain territories they had lost to the Roman Empire during the reign of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.
There is evidence that the troops of Asturias helped to recover land from the Moors in the 11th century, but only parts of Andalusia remained under Muslim control until the 14th century.
Gijon has two mountains, the Cerro Santa Catalina in Cimadevilla and the Sierra de la Paz, the highest mountain in the city.
The city follows in the tradition of the most important fortified settlement in northern Spain, founded in 490 BC and one of the most important archaeological sites in Spain, the Campa de la Paz. During this period, some of the oldest and most famous monuments of Gijon were built, such as the Town Hall and the Cathedral. Another popular attraction is Camp a Torres, considered the "birthplace" of Tarragona, just 6 km away, a popular tourist destination.
When Gijon became a leading port, it was followed by several palaces and beautiful mansions, and in the following centuries it benefited enormously from the development of the Oviedo-GIJon road, which helped to further promote trade and industrialization in Asturias. Unfortunately, the good times did not last long and in the middle of the 16th century, after a series of conflicts with the Ottoman Empire and the Spanish Civil War, G Vijon was decimated.
Spain was ruled by Felipe V, who defeated the Barcelona troops in 1714 and ruled Spain for the rest of his life. The military, many of whom were in favour of Franco, had a large fortress in Gijon, which led to their victory in the civil war. On 24 August 1936, Franco sympathisers burned down the G Vijon Palace, one of the most famous buildings in Spain.
Once a Roman settlement, Gijon is now one of the largest ports in Spain and is located in the south - in the west of Spain, south of the city of Barcelona and in the north - east of Madrid. The city's many cycle paths invite you to explore on two wheels, while a hike up Cerro Santa Catalina offers spectacular views over the vast coastline and hills, considered to be the greenest in Spain. If you feel energetic here, you can head to the main tourist attractions of the city, such as GIJA3N, where there are a number of museums, restaurants, shops, cafes and restaurants.
On top of the hill you can see the port of Gijon and the city centre as well as the harbour itself. The port is surrounded by an evening promenade, called Paseo in Spanish, when many of its inhabitants go out in the evening to pursue their evening activities. In the evening, visit the GIJA3N, a popular tourist attraction with a range of restaurants, shops, cafes and restaurants. On the other hand, the centre of Gijons has its own shopping and entertainment district, which is characterised by a variety of bars, restaurants and cafés, as well as a large shopping centre with shops and shops.