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Gijon is a large city along the north coast of Spain, and can trace its history back 3000 years to humble beginnings as a fishing village. the idyllic location of the city makes it both an attractive destination, as well as starting point, for cruises throughout the Mediterranean. The original village foundations of Cimadevilla still retains cobblestone roads and narrow streets which draw in and delight many tourists. You can browse thousands of partnered hotels through the Venere website and choose the right hotel in Gijon for your budget and expectations. Allow us to take the stress and hassle out of finding the perfect hotel with our list of thousands of users submitted reviews, picture galleries, and hotel location via Google maps. You can take a virtual tour of the area around your hotel via our Google maps applet on the hotel page, so that you can see exactly what you are getting when you book with us.
What's Gijon Like?
Gijon has a long and vibrant history, and the walled city has plenty of landmarks and locations throughout to remind both the locals and tourists alike of its ancient past. Much of the old Cimadevilla part of the city is heavily populated with centuries old architecture, as well as Roman ruins to the north of the area. Throughout the central part of the city, 19th century buildings are surrounded by popular attractions. History buffs and thrill seekers alike will get a kick out of Gijon. For the history lovers, iconic landmarks such as the Santa Catalina Headland, Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, and El Patio de La Favorita will delight. For sun and sea, you can visit the Playa de San Lorenzo, Acuario de Gijon, and Isabel la Catolica Park.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Gijon
As Gijon is a popular tourist destination, many of the locals and vendors speak English, however if you plan on interacting with the locals it would be considered polite to at least begin the conversation in Spanish, so bring your pocket phrase book. The Summer months of July to September can see temperatures soar to 30°C, so carry some bottled water if you travel during these months. There is an extensive bus network, including night buses, and also a major railway station, so the city can act as a springboard to venture out into nearby towns and cities. The terrain in the city is relatively flat, so you can visit one of many bike or segway rental kiosks to get around the city, although many popular attractions are within walking distance.
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