Gijon

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About Gijon
Gijón is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain, in south west Europe.

The Atlantic Botanical Gardens (3km from town) are organised into four major areas. You can also find almost 100 species of birds here too.

Remains of pre-roman settlements can be found at the Campa Torres Natural and Archaeological Park, located at Cabo Torres. The site extends over 50,000 square metres is made up of several different areas.

Museums include Museum of the Asturian People, Railroad Museum of Asturias, Roman Terms Museum of Campo Valdés and the International Bagpipe Museum.

The Villa Romana de Veranes is 12km southwest of Gijón. The main remaining building, was transformed into a church in the Middle Ages, and some original Roman mosaics have survived.

Revillagigedo Palace and Museum (Marqués square, near City Hall), Gijón Aquarium and the Roman thermal baths are other places of interest.

Activities on offer include hiking, quad bikes, horse riding, paragliding, hot-air ballooning, rafting and cycling.

You can explore the city on foot, by bike or hire a Segway and take a guided tour.

During the summer, a tourist bus runs which stops at some of the more popular sites such as the Railway Museum, Isabel La Catolica Park, Laboral City of Culture and the Botanical Gardens.

The area has many beaches and something for everyone. Estaño Beach is a small sand/gravel beach with a natural swimming pool, Peñarrubia is a nudist beach, surrounded by high cliffs, El Rinconin, Cervigon and San Lorenzo beaches have many facilities and are very popular and the small sand beach at Arbeyal has calm waters and good facilities.

Local crafts and ecological products can be found at the Ecological and Crafts Market of Gijon. There are also many shopping centres and precincts in town particularly the streets of San Bernardo, Los Moros, Corrida, Menéndez Valdés, Langreo, Asturias and Álvarez Garaya.

Gijon is famous for it's abundant fish and seafood (prawns, octopus, scallops and rice and clams), meat dishes (beef, venison and lamb), cider and delicious pastries.
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The cruise port is around 6km from the centre of town.

There are usually shuttle buses available.

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