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Sometimes also known as Xixon, Gijon is a city in the north west of Spain, the largest city by population in the autonomous community of Asturias. Sitting in the Bay of Biscay on the coast of the Cantabrian Sea, the city has long been a favoured tourist destination for both domestic and international travellers.

During the 20th century, the city developed a strong reputation as an industrial and naval hub with steel being the most prominent business, but in modern times Gijon has transformed into a much more metropolitan city with tourism as the main focus.

Something that helps to maintain that strong level of tourism across the year is the wide availability of cheap and affordable hotel accommodation through the city.

Neighbourhoods of Gijon

The areas of most interest to visitors and holidaymakers are:

  • Cimavilla: This is the Old Town section of the city, where you can get an idea of what the old traditions and culture of Gijon might have felt like. Packed with quaint and beautiful architecture, it is bound on one side by the Santa Catalina Headland and the Roman ruins and medieval walls on the other.
  • The Beaches: The manmade Poniente Beach is one of the most beautiful beach and picnic areas in the city, with a luxurious spa nearby where you can receive a wide array of different relaxing treatments. San Lorenzo Beach is almost 2 km long and is in the shape of seashell, edged by Gijon’s promenade.
  • Cerro de Santa Catalina Park: Located at the northern end of the city, this undulating park provides a great afternoon of strolling, complete with the sight of the famous Elogio del Horizonte monument overlooking the sea.

What to see and do in Gijon

When it comes to sights and attractions, Gijon is a city that has a lot to offer. Some of the most popular and most recommended places to visit include the Acuario de Gijon which is a state of the art aquarium featuring sharks, starfish, eels and more, and the Atlantico Botanical Garden that features some of the most beautiful arrangements of coastal plants in the country. Laboral, City of Culture, the largest civic building in Spain, is a fascinating study in architecture.

What to eat in Gijon

Gijon has a strong reputation for quality of local cuisine, with many different bars and restaurants offering quintessential tastes of the city. Some of the dishes that all tourists should sample include tortos which are delicious fried cornbread, arroz con pitu de caleya which is a slow cooked chicken and rice meal, and pez mantequilla which is blue butterfish with a lime dressing.

Typical events and festivals in Gijon

No matter what time of year you choose to visit, there is always something going on in Gijon. Some of the most famous and most widely attended festivals and occasions in the city include the Fiesta de la Sidra Natural which is a week-long cider celebration, the Semana Grande which is a traditional week long fiesta that take place in early August, and the San Xuan festival that involves a huge bonfire on midsummer night in June.

How to move around in Gijon

Gijon is a very efficiently connected city, with several bus lines that offer services to varied key points across the region. Visitors to Gijon can purchase travel cards that allow them to make unlimited use of all of the public transport services, including the rail service for easy and direct travel. There are also a large number of taxis in operation for those who prefer more private forms of getting around.

The climate in Gijon

Thanks to its temperate oceanic climate, Gijon experiences a rather level weather system across the year. Influence from the Atlantic Ocean means that summers are cool but pleasant, and winters can be unusually mild compared to other nearby regions. There is always a degree of rain in the winter, so the best time for tourists to make travel plans to Gijon is always recommended as the summer months of June to early September.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Gijon

The most centrally located hotels in Gijon with the best ratings are: Hotel Gijon, Hotel Hernán Cortés and Santa Rosa, Blue Hoteles.

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in Gijon, like Apartamentos Cean Bermudez, Parador De Gijón or Hotel La Polar.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Gijon, we recommend Hotel Silken Ciudad Gijón, Santa Rosa, Blue Hoteles and Hotel Nh Gijón.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Gijon are Hotel Nh Gijón, Hotel Silken Ciudad Gijón and Hotel Gijon.

If you want to save time, the hotels in Gijon with express check-in and check-out are Parador De Gijón, Marqués, Blue Hoteles and Hotel Villa De Gijon.

The best hotels with a pool in Gijon are Hotel Silken Ciudad Gijón, Hotel Nh Gijón and Hotel Abba Playa Gijón.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Gijon are Hotel Gijon, Parador De Gijón and Hotel Hernán Cortés.

In Gijon, Hotel Gijon, Parador De Gijón and Hotel Hernán Cortés offer 24-hour front desk service.

The best-rated hotels in Gijon with a gym are Hotel Silken Ciudad Gijón, Hotel Tryp Gijón Rey Pelayo and Hotel Abba Playa Gijón.

The following hotels in Gijon have luggage storage: Apartamentos Cean Bermudez, Hotel Gijon and Parador De Gijón.