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Termas Romanas de Campo Valdes - were once public baths, constructed on the site of hot springs between the 1st and 4th centuries by the Romans who once occupied Gijon. For a small fee (under4 euros, depending on age, group size, etc) you can visit the site. Free admission on Tuesdays. Hours of operation vary with season and day of week. Regardless of the day, the site always closes during the afternoon for lunch and siesta between 13 and 17:00.
Address: Campo Valdes
Phone: 985 34 51 47
Elogio del Horizonte de Chillida
Gijon is home to many fine examples of modern large scale sculpture. The most famous sculpture called the Elogio del Horizonte by the famous sculptor Eduardo Chillida is located within walking distance of the Playa de San Lorenzo. There are also many examples of traditional bronze sculptures as well all over Gijon.
Address: All over Gijon
Directions: photo from Hotel Hernan Cortes
Playa San Lorenzo,photo credit: Alberto Figaredo
Gijon's biggest and most famous beach is the Playa de San Lorenzo. It's a humongous crescent shaped beach along the paseo (boardwalk of sorts) that is always teeming with people in warm weather. It's sort of a resort town/family beach kind of place. I shoud mention that even though this is a densely populated beach it is very common for women to sunbathe topless here (as it is lots of places in Europe), but this is a very family friendly beach. All along the beach are places to eat and things to do.
The beach is open from 10 to 21. There are showers, footbaths and fountains in addition to lifeguards, medics, rescue and police all stationed on or near the beach.
Directions: EMTUSA bus lines 4, 10 and 25 will get you there.
Phone: 985 33 52 57
FIDMA from the book "Asturias desde el Aire"
<b>FIDMA- Ferria Internacional de Muestras</b>- International Exposition and FairGrounds. It's adjacent to the Playa de San Lorenzo. They have some interesting things to see, depending on what exhibits are going on. I also remember the food being good too. I do not recall what the admission price was (but I don't think it was 'cheap'.
This info is feebly translated by me from the aquarium's website. I haven't had a chance to visit the new aquarium, but my friends in Asturies have been there and enjoyed it.
Admission is 12 € for adults, 6 € for kids, 8 € for seniors over 65. There are other group rates also listed on their site.
The website does not mention if they have english speakers available but their phone number is:
011 34 985 185 220 to call from outside Spain
985 185 220 to call from within Asturias
185 220 to call from within Gijon.
Hours of operation:
*January 1st to March 30th open from 10am -7pm, Monday through Friday; Saturday, Sunday and holidays open from 10am-8pm
*Saint Week (late March) open 10am-9pm, every day
*April 1st to June 15th open 10am-7pm, Monday through Friday; Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10am-9pm.
*June 16th through the 30th, every day from 10am-9pm
*July 1st to the 31st of August open every day from 10am-10pm
*September 1st to the 14th open every day from 10am-9pm
*September 15th to December 31st open from 10am-7pm, Monday through Friday; Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10am-8pm.
Taxi (985) 141 111 or (985) 164 444
Two commuter trains are very nearby. The FEVE train stop is 400 meters from the aquarium. The RENFE train stop is 100 meters from the aquarium.
There is a parking lot nearby called Náutico that charges by the half hour.
The bus stop nearest the Aquarium is called “Acuario”. The following bus routes stop at the "Acuario" stop: 1-4-9-12-21-16.
Address: would you believe there's no address on their web?
Directions: western Gijon, near the beach
Phone: 985 185 220
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