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'''Gijon''' [http://www.ayto-gijon.es] (Spanish: ''Gijón'') is a coastal city in [[Asturias]] province in northwest [[Spain]]. It lies close to the cities of [[Aviles]] and [[Oviedo (Asturias)|Oviedo]].
 
'''Gijon''' [http://www.ayto-gijon.es] (Spanish: ''Gijón'') is a coastal city in [[Asturias]] province in northwest [[Spain]]. It lies close to the cities of [[Aviles]] and [[Oviedo (Asturias)|Oviedo]].
  
The weather in Gijón is not like much of the rest of [[Spain]]. Gijón is on the northern coast of Spain were is is wet and very hot in summer.
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The weather in Gijón is not like much of the rest of [[Spain]]. Gijón is on the northern coast of Spain were it is wet and very hot in summer.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
You can get to Gijón by plane at the airport in Avilés (about 30 minutes by bus or car from Gijón), by train with the Spanish company RENFE, by car, by bus with ALSA or by boat.
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You can get to Gijón by plane at the airport in Avilés (OVD) (about 30 minutes by bus or car from Gijón), by train with the Spanish company RENFE, by car, by bus with ALSA or by boat.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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Since Gijon is a small city, it is easy to walk from one place of interest to another.
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==See==
 
==See==
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Acuario de Gijon - The aquarium http://www.acuariodeponiente.com/index2.asp
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The marina
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==Do==
 
==Do==
  
You can start your day with a walk along the San Lorenzo`s beach and stop to have breakfast in any cafeterias.
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You can start your day with a walk along the San Lorenzo`s beach and stop to have breakfast in any cafeteria.
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Semana Negra Festival in July.
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Sightseeing tour bus.
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Museo de ferrocarril - Train museum (not open on Mondays, free entrance on Sundays).
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Casino de Asturias - Aslo a concert venue.
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Go Karting in the Los Fresnos Centro Comercial on an indoor, multi level track.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
Cider is local beverage of choice in Gijón.
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Cider (called sidra) is the local beverage of choice in Gijón.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==

Revision as of 20:21, 11 August 2009

Gijon [1] (Spanish: Gijón) is a coastal city in Asturias province in northwest Spain. It lies close to the cities of Aviles and Oviedo.

The weather in Gijón is not like much of the rest of Spain. Gijón is on the northern coast of Spain were it is wet and very hot in summer.

Contents

Get in

You can get to Gijón by plane at the airport in Avilés (OVD) (about 30 minutes by bus or car from Gijón), by train with the Spanish company RENFE, by car, by bus with ALSA or by boat.

Get around

Since Gijon is a small city, it is easy to walk from one place of interest to another.


See

Acuario de Gijon - The aquarium http://www.acuariodeponiente.com/index2.asp
The marina


Do

You can start your day with a walk along the San Lorenzo`s beach and stop to have breakfast in any cafeteria.

Semana Negra Festival in July.

Sightseeing tour bus.

Museo de ferrocarril - Train museum (not open on Mondays, free entrance on Sundays).

Casino de Asturias - Aslo a concert venue.

Go Karting in the Los Fresnos Centro Comercial on an indoor, multi level track.

Buy

Eat

The seafood is excellent in Gijón.

Drink

Cider (called sidra) is the local beverage of choice in Gijón.

Sleep

  • La Casona de Jovellanos, Plazoleta Jovellanos, 1, 33201 - Gijón - Asturias, Spain, [2]. La Casona de Jovellanos offers travelers and guests a comfortable and cozy accommodations. El Chigre, their famous restaurant offers unique environment for people who appreciates good food. They serve good home cooked meals and you'll get the chane to taste the traditional dishes offered only in Asturias.
  • Mirador de Deva Hotel, Deva - Serantes, Gijon, Asturias, 33394 , Spain, (00 34) 985131578. AMirador de Deva Hotel is located in the district of Deva in the coastal industrial city of Gijón in Asturias. Museo de la Gaita, Nicanor Piñole Museum, and Evaristo Valle Museum are some of the nearby museums. A trip to the Atlantic Botanical Garden, located just five minutes from the hotel, is sure to make your vacation truly unforgettable. You can enjoy the lush landscape as you stroll along the neighboring trails of Mirador de Deva. Best rates on official website start at EUR €65.
  • Hotel Playa Poniente, Calle Marqués de San Esteban, 49 Gijon, Asturias, 33206 Spain, 985 34 60 63, [3]. Hotel Playa Poniente is strategically located at the center of Gijón, just 20 meters off the Poniente Beach and Marina. It is likewise close to the Council of Proaza and Restaurant Traslavilla. Our rooms, which are also reasonably priced, are equipped with all the comforts that remind you of home—cable TV, IDD phone, and Internet access. Rates start at EUR €35+.

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