Gijón

Spain

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Cruises to Gijón

Set on the mountainous northern coast of Spain, Gijón is on the road less travelled. In addition to its beaches, it boasts uniquely themed museums, parks, seafront strolls and cultural attractions. Cimadevilla, the oldest part of town, offers picturesque cobblestone streets and the ruins of an old Roman settlement. The Asturian capital of Oviedo, rich in architectural sites, is only 12 miles away and home to the beautiful cathedral of San Salvador, a World Heritage Site.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Gijón
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Central European Time CET
    UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The official language is Spanish. Say hello in Spanish: "Hola!"
  • Currency & Shopping
    The Euro (EUR) is the local currency used for shopping in Gijon.
    The city offers a range of boutique shops dotting its streets that are ideal for a morning or afternoon stroll.
    • Famous For
      Situated on the northeast coast of Spain, Gijón provides a sun-soaked balance of impressive ancient and medieval historic sites and a modern beach resort atmosphere.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Playa de San Lorenzo is considered one of northern Spain’s most beautiful beaches where you can enjoy a walk along the boardwalk or recline on the warm golden sands.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Located near Playa de San Lorenzo, the well-preserved remains of first-century Roman baths are open to visitors, so you can marvel at the ancient architecture and learn about the role of thermal baths in Roman society.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      The region is known for its production of delicious cider, so don’t miss the opportunity to visit a local cider cellar (or two!) and sample their drinks.
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