10 Sights in Gijón, Spain (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Gijón, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 10 sights are available in Gijón, Spain.

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1. Palaciu de Contrueces

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The sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de Contrueces is a Roman Catholic church located in the community of Asturias (Spain), in the southern area of the urban area of Gijón, in the neighborhood of Contrueces. It is an important icon in the history of Gijón, since the Virgin who is venerated in this temple was considered by a large part of the people of Gijón for many years as the patron saint of the city.

Wikipedia: Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Contrueces (ES)

2. Solidaridad

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Solidaridad is a sculpture located in the Asturian city of Gijón, in northern Spain. It is one of the more than one hundred sculptures, monuments and works of art that adorn the streets of the city. Known by the people of Gijón with the nickname of Los nudos or El merucu, it is erected in the Rinconín park, in the parish of Somió, very close to the Cervigón beach, to the east of the city.

Wikipedia: Solidaridad (Gijón) (ES)

3. Museo Barjola

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The Juan Barjola Museum of Painting is a museum located in Gijon, principality of Asturias, Spain. The museum was inaugurated in 1988, after a donation by artist Juan Barjola of 104 works from the years 1950–1988. It is under the auspices of the Cultural Council of the Principality of Asturias. The museum is located in the Trinidad Complex, a four-storied historical building.

Wikipedia: Juan Barjola Museum of Painting (EN)

4. Arbol de la sidra

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Cider Tree is the nickname given to the urban sculpture Módulo Sícera, one of the more than one hundred works of art that adorn the Asturian city of Gijón, in northern Spain. Also known by the people of Gijón as El arbolón, it is built on Claudio Alvargonzález street, a street located in the Cimadevilla neighbourhood in front of the marina.

Wikipedia: Árbol de la sidra (ES)

5. Iglesia de Begoña

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The Church of Nuestra Señora de Begoña or simply the Church of Begoña is a Roman Catholic church located on the Paseo de Begoña in the Asturian city of Gijón (Spain). The current church was built by Miguel Díaz Negrete in 1978, belongs to the Archdiocese of Oviedo and is administered by the Discalced Carmelite Fathers.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Begoña (ES)

6. Basílica del Sagrado Corazón

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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in a temple in the Asturian city of Gijón (Spain) popularly known as La Iglesiona and located in front of the Jovellanos Royal Institute. It was built in 1918 in the Barotic and Modernist styles, and was used as a prison during the Spanish Civil War.

Wikipedia: Basílica del Sagrado Corazón (Gijón) (ES)

7. Monumento a los caídos del cuartel del Simancas

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Simancas Barracks is the name of the barracks where the 40th Mountain Infantry Regiment "Simancas" was housed in the city of Gijón (Asturias), Spain. Its siege and final assault during the Spanish Civil War was one of the most notorious events of the conflict in Asturias.

Wikipedia: Cuartel del Simancas (ES)

8. Sombras de Luz

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Shadows of Light is a sculpture located in the city of Gijón. Known by the locals as Las Chaponas (The Chaponas), it is built on the promenade of the Muro de San Lorenzo, between stairs number 18 and 19 of San Lorenzo beach, the main sandy area of the city.

Wikipedia: Sombras de luz (ES)

9. Elogio del Horizonte

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Elogio del Horizonte David Álvarez López / CC BY 2.0

In Praise of the Horizon is the name of a sculpture of formigón in the Asturian city of Xixón, designed by the sculptor Eduardo Chillida. It is a work of great proportions built in 1990, which represents a successful career of the creator.

Wikipedia: Elogio del Horizonte (AST)

10. Museu Villa romana de Veranes

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The Roman Villa of Veranes is an archaeological site and an interpretation centre of the ruins of a Roman villa located in the neighbourhood of Veranes in the parish of Cenero in the Asturian municipality of Gijón (Spain).

Wikipedia: Villa romana de Veranes (ES), Website


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