Lowest prices on Gijón hotels booking, Spain

One of the interesting offers is an unique opportunity to instantly find the lowest prices on Gijón hotels and book a best hotel in Gijón saving up to 80%! You can do it quickly and easily with HotelsCombined, a world's leading free hotel metasearch engine that allows to search and compare the rates of all major hotel chains, top travel sites, and leading hotel booking websites, including Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda.com, etc., etc. The hotel price comparison service HotelsCombined means cheap Gijón hotels booking, lowest prices on hotel reservation in Gijón and airline tickets to Gijón, Spain!

Gijón Hotels Comparison & Online Booking

▪ Lowest prices on Gijón hotels booking
▪ The discounts on Gijón hotels up to 80%
▪ No booking fees on Gijón hotels
▪ Detailed description & photos of Gijón hotels
▪ Trusted ratings and reviews of Gijón hotels
▪ Advanced Gijón hotel search & comparison
▪ All Gijón hotels on the map
▪ Interesting sights of Gijón

What's important: you can compare and book not only Gijón hotels and resorts, but also villas and holiday cottages, inns and B&Bs (bed and breakfast), condo hotels and apartments, timeshare properties, guest houses and pensions, campsites (campgrounds), motels and hostels in Gijón. If you're going to Gijón save your money and time, don't pay for the services of the greedy travel agencies. Instead, book the best hotel in Gijón online, buy the cheapest airline tickets to Gijón, and rent a car in Gijón right now, paying the lowest price! Besides, here you can buy the Gijón related books, guidebooks, souvenirs and other goods.

By the way, we would recommend you to combine your visit to Gijón with other popular and interesting places of Spain, for example: La Pineda, Girona, Cantabria, Lloret de Mar, Altea, Cartagena, Santander, Cala d'Or, Jerez de la Frontera, A Coruña, Salamanca, Pals, Ibiza, Fuerteventura, Figueres, Alcúdia, Nerja, Costa del Sol, Andalusia, PortAventura, Basque Country, Dénia, Ayamonte, Castilla-La Mancha, El Puerto de Santa María, Pontevedra, Sanxenxo, Asturias, Formentera, Benissa, Benalmádena, Cadaqués, Cangas de Onís, Poio, Antequera, San Sebastian, Sierra Nevada, Torrevieja, Calvià, Tossa de Mar, Moraira, Gijón, Benidorm, Torremolinos, Tarragona, Blanes, Madrid, Magaluf, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Tenerife, Vélez-Málaga, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Torroella de Montgrí, Oviedo, Calp, Almería, Sidges, Ourense, Córdoba, Maspalomas, Mallorca, Palma Nova, Granada, Buñol, Santiago de Compostela, Menorca, Chiclana de la Frontera, Gran Canaria, Calella, Costa del Maresme, Costa Blanca, Tarifa, Malgrat de Mar, Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Cambados, Cádiz, Catalonia, Galicia, Murcia, Roses, Estepona, Lleida, Roquetas de Mar, Alicante, L'Estartit, Ronda, Zaragoza, Barbate, Bilbao, Marbella, Cambrils, Seville, Empuriabrava, Mojácar, Pollença, Algeciras, Toledo, Calonge, O Grove, Llançà, Valencia, Mijas, L'Escala, Portonovo, Costa Dorada, Málaga, Xàbia, Salou, Aragon, Besalú, Navarre, Vigo, Baiona, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Santillana del Mar, Las Palmas, Barcelona, etc.

How to Book a Hotel in Gijón

In order to book an accommodation in Gijón enter the proper dates and do the hotel search. If needed, sort the found Gijón hotels by price, star rating, property type, guest rating, hotel features, hotel theme or hotel chain. Then take a look at the found hotels on Gijón map to estimate the distance from the main Gijón attractions and sights. You can also read the guest reviews of Gijón hotels and see their ratings.

When a hotel search in Gijón is done, please select the room type, the included meals and the suitable booking conditions (for example, "Deluxe double room, Breakfast included, Non-Refundable"). Press the "View Deal" ("Book Now") button. Make your booking on a hotel booking website and get the hotel reservation voucher by email. That's it, a perfect hotel in Gijón is waiting for you!

Hotels of Gijón

A hotel in Gijón is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Gijón hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Gijón are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Gijón hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Gijón hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Gijón have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Gijón
An upscale full service hotel facility in Gijón that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Gijón hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

Full service hotels in Gijón
Full service Gijón hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels in Gijón
Boutique hotels of Gijón are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Gijón boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Gijón may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels in Gijón
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Gijón travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Gijón focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

Economy and limited service hotels in Gijón
Small to medium-sized Gijón hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Gijón traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Gijón hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Gijón
A bed and breakfast in Gijón is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Gijón bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Gijón B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Gijón
Gijón hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Gijón hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Gijón
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Gijón hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Gijón lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Gijón
Gijón timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Gijón often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Gijón on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Gijón
A Gijón motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Gijón for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Gijón motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

Why HotelsCombined

HotelsCombined is the leading hotel metasearch engine founded in 2005, with headquarters in Sydney, Australia. It is widely recognized as the world's best hotel price comparison site and has won many of the most prestigious tourism industry awards. The site operates in over 40 languages, handles 120 different currencies and aggregates more than 2 million deals from hundreds of travel sites and hotel chains. The number of users counts more than 300,000 people a year with over $1,000,000,000 in estimated total cost of hotel reservations.

The main purpose of HotelsCombined hotel price comparison service is to help the travelers in finding a perfect accommodation option in Gijón at the best price, eliminating the need to manually analyze hundreds of hotel booking sites and thousands of price offers. Through the partnership with the most popular hotel booking websites, online travel agencies and hotel chains, HotelsCombined allows its users to search for and compare the current rates on Gijón hotels in a single search. It also provides an aggregated summary of hotel reviews and ratings from external sites.

The HotelsCombined's advanced technology allows to instantly find the available Gijón hotels and process the offers of all leading travel websites, including Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda.com, etc. and many others (AccorHotels.com, AirAsiaGo.com, Amoma.com, AsiaTravel.com, BestWestern.com, Budgetplaces.com, EasyToBook.com, Elvoline.com, Expedia.com, Getaroom.com, Hilton.com, Homestay.com, Hotel.de, HotelClub.com, HotelsClick.com, HotelTravel.com, Housetrip.com, ihg.com, Interhome.com, Jovago.com, LateRooms.com, NH-Hotels.com, OnHotels.com, Otel.com, Prestigia.com, Skoosh.com, Splendia.com, Superbreak.com, Tiket.com, etc.). Due to the fast and easy-to-use search system you get the rates on available Gijón hotels and book a preferable hotel on a website providing the lowest price.

All Gijón Hotels & Hostels Online

HotelsCombined is ideal for those interested in Gijón, Spain, HotelsCombined, Trivago, sale on the hotel booking site HotelsCombined, discount coupons on the hotel booking site HotelsCombined, best rates on Gijón hotels, low prices on Gijón hotels, best hotel in Gijón, best Gijón hotel, discounted Gijón hotel booking, online Gijón hotel reservation, Gijón hotels comparison, hotel booking in Gijón, luxury and cheap accomodation in Gijón, Gijón inns, Gijón B&Bs, bed and breakfast in Gijón, condo hotels and apartments in Gijón, bargain Gijón rentals, cheap Gijón vacation rentals,Gijón pensions and guest houses, cheap hotels and hostels of Gijón, Gijón motels, dormitories of Gijón, dorms in Gijón, Gijón dormitory rooms, lowest rates on hotels in Gijón, hotel prices comparison in Gijón, travel to Gijón, vacation in Gijón, trip to Gijón, trusted hotel reviews of Gijón, sights and attractions of Gijón, Gijón guidebook, etc.

Many people are also interested in the Gijón guide, hotel booking in Gijón, Spain, tours to Gijón, travel company in Gijón, travel agency in Gijón, excursions in Gijón, tickets to Gijón, airline tickets to Gijón, Gijón hotel booking, Gijón hostels, dormitory of Gijón, dorm in Gijón, Gijón dormitory, Gijón airfares, Gijón airline tickets, Gijón tours, Gijón travel, must-see places in Gijón, Gijón Booking.com, Gijón hotels Trivago, Gijón Expedia, Gijón Airbnb, Gijón TripAdvisor, Hotels Combined Gijón, HotelsCombined Gijón, Gijón hotels and hostels, ES hotels and hostels, Black Friday on the hotel booking site HotelsCombined, Cyber Monday on the hotel booking site HotelsCombined, and so on.

While others are looking for the New Year's and Christmas sale HotelsCombined, hotelscombined.en, HotelsCombined.en, HotelsCombined.en, hotelscombined.com, Xixón, 히혼, Xixon, Gijón (stad), חיחון, گیجون, خیخن, 希洪, Chichonas, Gijón, ხიხონი, Хихон, Gijón (kapital sa munisipyo), خیخۆن, हिहोन, คีคอน, Խիխոն, Gigia, ヒホン, Хіхон, Χιχόν, Hihona, கிகோன், Ĥiĥono, خيخون. Thousands of people have already booked the hotels in Gijón on the hotel booking site HotelsCombined. Don't waste your time, go for it!

Travelling and vacation in Gijón

.
Gijón
  • Xixón (Asturian)
Municipality
Gijón / Xixón
Top:View of Santa Catalina Hills (Cerro de Santa Catalina), 2nd row:Revillagigedo Palace and Don Pelayo Statue (left), San Pedro Church (right), 3rd row:A office area in Munuza Street, 4th row:Cimadevilla area and San Juan Bautista, Bottom:Twilight view of El Musel Port
Top:View of Santa Catalina Hills (Cerro de Santa Catalina), 2nd row:Revillagigedo Palace and Don Pelayo Statue (left), San Pedro Church (right), 3rd row:A office area in Munuza Street, 4th row:Cimadevilla area and San Juan Bautista, Bottom:Twilight view of El Musel Port
Flag of Gijón
Flag
Coat of arms of Gijón
Coat of arms
Location of Gijón
Location of Gijón
Gijón is located in Spain
Gijón
Gijón
Location in Spain
Coordinates:  / 43.533; -5.700  / 43.533; -5.700
Country Spain
Autonomous community Asturias
Province Asturias
Comarca Gijón
Judicial district Gijón
Founded 5th century BC (Noega, the first settlement on record)
Government
• Mayor Carmen Moriyón (FAC)
Area
• Total 181.6 km (70.1 sq mi)
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Highest elevation 737 m (2,418 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2017)
• Total 276,001
• Density 1,500/km (3,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s) gijonés, -esa (es)
xixonés, -esa (ast)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33201–33212
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

Gijón (/hɪˈhɒn/, /hiˈhɔːn/ or /xiˈxɔːn/, Spanish: [xiˈxon]), or Xixón (Asturian: [ʃiˈʃoŋ]) is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Early medieval texts mention it as "Gigia". It is located on the Bay of Biscay, approximately 20 km (12 mi) north of Oviedo, the capital of Asturias.

Gijón: History

Gijón: Prehistory and Romanization

The first evidence of human presence in what is known nowadays as the municipality of Gijón is located in Monte Deva, where exists a series of tumulus, and in Monte Areo, where there are some neolithic dolmens. These dolmens were discovered in 1990 and were supposedly built around 5000 BC.

The first noticed settlement (Noega) is located in Campa Torres. It has its origin between the 6th and 5th centuries BC. It was populated by Astures (Cilúrnigos) and later Romanized. Noega was progressively abandoned when the Roman wall in the peninsula of Cimavilla, called the Gegionem, was built.

Gijón: Middle Ages and Modern Era

Despite the Barbarian invasions leaving no trace, it seems the territory was submitted to the power of the Visigoth king Sisebut in the 7th century. From this moment there appears the first Christian worship demos, where one of its places was the Roman villa of Veranes.

Gijón was capital of the Muslim territories in the Cantabric Sea, under the power of Munuza, who dominated the city between 713 and 718 or 722. In this last year, Asturians won the Battle of Covadonga, started in 718 and led by Pelagius, who would become the first King of the Kingdom of Asturias.

Until 1270 there were no reliable references to Gijón as a settlement, with only short mentions in some documents. In this year, Alfonso X of Castile conceded the category of puebla.

In the 14th century, the war between Alfonso Enríquez of Castile and Henry III of Castile finished with the village of Gijón fenced, burned and totally destroyed, practically disappearing.

In the 15th and 16th centuries, Gijón was again developed. A new dock was built in the port adding fishing and commerce to the area.

In the 17th and 18th centuries Gijón started to have great development, growing out of the old city center. This happened when the port of Gijón had commerce with the American colonies. In the 18th century, due to the French invasions, the wars and the financial trouble in the era, the development stopped until late in the century, when the Oviedo-Gijón road was created and the port was recognized as the best one in Asturias, favouring the start of industrial activities in the village.

Gijón: Contemporary history

Modern piece of art with the city name.

The 19th century brought with it great development, with the commerce of coal, the Gijón–León road and later the Langreo–Gijón railway. All this supposed the quick expansion of the port, due to the heavy traffic intensity in it. A new port, El Musel, was built in 1893 and it was the first coal port of the peninsula.

Gijón was going through a conversion to an industrial village with a new bourgeois and an urban development, opening new streets and squares, with new municipal equipments like water, garbage collection, lighting, and so on. All this industrial development brought new manpower to the city and the creation of new neighbourhoods like Natahoyo, La Calzada, Tremañes or El Humedal.

In the 20th century, with the Spanish Civil War, the city supported the Republican faction. The army was located in El Coto. The resistance was eliminated in August 1936. Later, the village was the capital of the Sovereign Council of Asturias and León until 20 October 1937, when the troops of General Francisco Franco occupied the city.

Ferrous metallurgy was the main industry of Gijón from the last years of the 19th century until the last decades of the 20th. Uninsa was created in 1971, and it merged with Ensidesa. In the last years of the century was converted in Aceralia, and integrated in Arcelor.

The last decades of the century brought an industrial crisis affecting mainly the ferrous metallurgy and the local shipbuilding. This facts brought new terrain for the creation of new beaches, parks and new neighbourhoods. It was also created a campus of the University of Oviedo.

Gijón: Geography

Population of Gijón
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1857 23,621 -
1860 24,802 +1.64%
1877 30,591 +1.24%
1887 35,170 +1.40%
1897 43,392 +2.12%
1900 45,544 +1.63%
1910 55,248 +1.95%
1920 57,573 +0.41%
1930 78,239 +3.11%
1940 101,341 +2.62%
1950 110,985 +0.91%
1960 124,714 +1.17%
1970 187,612 +4.17%
1981 255,969 +2.86%
1991 260,267 +0.17%
1999 265,491 +0.25%
2000 267,980 +0.94%
2001 267,426 −0.21%
2002 269,270 +0.69%
2003 270,211 +0.35%
2004 270,875 +0.25%
2005 271,039 +0.06%
2006 273,931 +1.07%
2007 274,472 +0.20%
2008 274,037 −0.16%
2009 275,699 +0.61%
2010 277,554 +0.67%
2011 277,198 −0.13%
2012 277,559 +0.13%
2013 277,733 +0.06%
2014 275,274 −0.89%
2015 275,735 +0.17%
2016 276,473 +0.27%
2017 276,001 −0.17%
From 1999 to present, population as of each January 1st
Source: INE

The city is situated on the coast of central Asturias, from sea level to an altitude of 513 metres at Picu Samartín and 672 metres at Peña de los Cuatro Jueces, bordered on the West by Carreño, the East by Villaviciosa, and to the South by Siero and Llanera

The city is situated along the Asturian coast and is distinguished by the peninsula of Cimavilla (the original settlement) which separates the beach of San Lorenzo and adjacent neighbourhoods to the east from the beaches of Poniente and Arbeyal, the shipyards, and the recreational port and the Port of El Musel to the west. It is close to the other main Asturian cities, Oviedo and Avilés.

Gijón: Districts

Gijón is divided in six districts: Centre, East, South, West, El Llano and Rural. In this last one, all the peri-urban zone and the rural parishes are integrated.

Gijón: Neighbourhoods and parishes

Gijón parishes
The Eulogy to the Horizon of Eduardo Chillida, one of the most known symbols of Gijón.
Centre district
  • Centro
  • Cimavilla
  • Laviada
Eastern district
  • L'Arena
  • El Bibio
  • Ceares/Ciares
  • El Coto
  • Las Mestas
  • Viesques
El Llano district
  • El Llano
South district
  • Contrueces
  • Montevil
  • Nuevo Gijón
  • Perchera-La Braña
  • Polígono de Pumarín
  • Pumarín
  • Roces (22)
  • Santa Bárbara
Western district
  • La Calzada
  • Jove/Xove (6)
  • Tremañes (21)
  • Natahoyo
  • Moreda
Rural district
  • L'Abadía Cenero (19)
  • Cabueñes (9)
  • Caldones (11)
  • Castiello Bernueces (24)
  • Deva (10)
  • Fano (13)
  • Fresno (3)
  • Granda (23)
  • La Pedrera (17)
  • Llavandera (14)
  • Leorio/Llorio (16)
  • Puao (4)
  • Porceyo (20)
  • Ruedes (18)
  • Samartín de Güerces (15)
  • San Andrés de los Tacones (2)
  • Santurio (26)
  • Serín (1)
  • Somió (8)
  • Valdornón (12)
  • Vega (25)
  • Veriña (5)

Gijón: Culture

Upper front view of the San Lorenzo Church
Revillagigedo Palace
Universidad Laboral de Gijón, as seen from the tower of the same university.
  • During the early years of the 19th century the, then very small, town of Gijón was best known for its college or high-school known as the "Real Instituto Asturiano" founded by Jovellanos.
  • The City Hall's sports and culture programs for citizens is wide, including the innovative Abierto Hasta el Amanecer (literally Open Till Dawn) nocturnal program, which tries to involve teens in cultural and sporting activities as an alternative to weekend nightlife.
  • Gijón has 14 libraries in its Cultural City Centres, which feature a wide network of swimming pools and gyms.
  • One of the most important cultural events in the city is the International Film Festival, recognized as one of the best in Spain. There is also a literary festival, Semana Negra.

Gijón: Museums and art galleries

  • Museum of the Asturian People
  • Railway museum of Asturias
  • Nicanor Piñole museum
  • Roman Terms museum of Campo Valdés
  • Juan Barjola museum (A museum about a local painter, also interested in avant-garde art)
  • Evaristo Valle museum (Local painter museum placed in a mansion at the outskirts)
  • International Bagpipe Museum contains bagpipes from around the world, focusing on the Asturian musical heritage and bagpipes.
  • Atlantic botanical garden
  • Archaeological park Campa Torres.
  • Revillagigedo Palace and museum (At Marqués square, near the City Hall)
  • Gijón Aquarium
  • Roman Town of Veranes
  • LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (An exhibition centre for contemporary art, science, technology and advanced visual industries)

Gijón: Universities

There are two campuses located in Gijón, one of the University of Oviedo and other of the National University of Distance Education.

Gijón: University of Oviedo

  • Gijón Polytechnic School of Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computers and Systems Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering.

  • School of Civil Navy.
  • Faculty of Commerce, Tourism and Social Sciences "Jovellanos".

Public Administration and Management, Trade and Marketing, Tourism and Social work.

Gijón: National University of Distance Education (UNED)

Gijón also has a delegation of the UNED, where different disciplines can be studied by distance.

Gijón: Sports

Estadio El Molinón, in a game of Sporting de Gijón in La Liga.
Some striped dolphins live near Gijón

In team sports, Gijón's professional football team, Sporting de Gijón, plays in the Spanish La Liga, with AB Gijón Jovellanos competing in Liga ASOBAL, one of the most important leagues of team handball in the world. In women's sport, CP Gijón Solimar is one of the most important roller hockey teams in Europe as it is four times champion of the European Cup.

CSI Gijón is Spain's official show jumping horse show which is held annually in Gijón's equestrian facility.

There is also a private sports club in Gijón with more than 33,000 members, Real Grupo de Cultura Covadonga, the biggest club in Asturias. Its handball section plays in the second division and its women's volleyball team plays also in the Spanish second league.

Not far from Gijón, there are several ski resorts in Asturias, the main being Valgrande-Pajares.

The city's marina houses an important fleet of yachts and is the base for many water sports, being Royal Astur Yacht Club the most important yacht club in town.

Gijón: Sports centres

The biggest sport centres in Gijón are Estadio El Molinón, with 30,000 seats, Plaza de Toros de El Bibio with 12,000 and Palacio de Deportes with 5,000 seats. Games were played in town during the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

The city has in total 13 public sport centres (in Spanish: Centros Municipales Integrados) with swimming pools, gyms and saunas. Swimming pools are free for children up to age 14.

Gijón: Economy

For much of the 20th century the town was heavily dependent on mature heavy industries, but at the end of the Franco era, tertiary sector employment began to expand rapidly along with the city's population which by 2007 stood officially at 277,897 for Gijón proper, and approximately 380,000 for the total Gijón agglomeration.

The port is at the centre of many of the local businesses. Apart from directly port related activities, the economy is based on tourism, steel (Arcelor), other metallurgy, livestock rearing and fisheries.

Gijón: Climate

Gijón has a temperate oceanic climate typical of the Atlantic coast of Spain, with cool summers and wet and mostly mild winters. The onshore flow from the Atlantic Ocean creates a cool summer and mild winter climate where severe heat and very cold temperatures are rare. The narrow temperature range is demonstrated by the record August temperature being only 6.4 °C warmer than the all-time record January temperature. The climate is wet and cloudy by Spanish standards, but is indeed drier than other locations on the Atlantic in the country. Humidity is high year-round.

Summer temperatures are very consistent as proven by the fact that the all-time warmest month of August 1997 had an average temperature of 20.9 °C (69.6 °F) and no month has ever been recorded at an average high above 24.7 °C (76.5 °F) in comparison to the 23.2 °C (73.8 °F) August normal high. Another clear underlining of the marine influence is that the coolest ever August has been as near the average as 17.9 °C (64.2 °F).

Climate data for Gijón (1971–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 23.6
(74.5)
23.0
(73.4)
27.0
(80.6)
28.0
(82.4)
31.8
(89.2)
36.4
(97.5)
31.4
(88.5)
30.0
(86)
34.6
(94.3)
30.4
(86.7)
26.1
(79)
25.0
(77)
36.4
(97.5)
Average high °C (°F) 13.1
(55.6)
13.8
(56.8)
14.9
(58.8)
15.6
(60.1)
17.8
(64)
20.2
(68.4)
22.4
(72.3)
23.2
(73.8)
21.8
(71.2)
19.0
(66.2)
15.6
(60.1)
14.0
(57.2)
17.6
(63.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.9
(48)
9.6
(49.3)
10.7
(51.3)
11.8
(53.2)
14.3
(57.7)
16.9
(62.4)
19.2
(66.6)
19.7
(67.5)
17.9
(64.2)
15.0
(59)
11.6
(52.9)
9.9
(49.8)
13.8
(56.8)
Average low °C (°F) 4.7
(40.5)
5.4
(41.7)
6.6
(43.9)
8.1
(46.6)
10.9
(51.6)
13.6
(56.5)
16.0
(60.8)
16.2
(61.2)
14.1
(57.4)
11.0
(51.8)
7.6
(45.7)
5.8
(42.4)
10.0
(50)
Record low °C (°F) −4.6
(23.7)
−4.0
(24.8)
−2.0
(28.4)
0.4
(32.7)
3.2
(37.8)
5.8
(42.4)
8.6
(47.5)
8.2
(46.8)
5.0
(41)
2.6
(36.7)
−1.4
(29.5)
−4.8
(23.4)
−4.8
(23.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 94
(3.7)
85
(3.35)
74
(2.91)
93
(3.66)
79
(3.11)
47
(1.85)
45
(1.77)
54
(2.13)
70
(2.76)
104
(4.09)
120
(4.72)
104
(4.09)
971
(38.23)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 12 11 10 12 11 7 6 7 8 11 12 12 121
Mean monthly sunshine hours 103 109 137 151 167 180 194 190 158 132 106 92 1,721
Source: Agencia Estatal de Meteorología

Gijón: Transport

Gijón: Airports

Gijón is served by Asturias Airport, about 38 km (24 mi) from the centre of the city; it is located in the municipality of Castrillon. The airport is connected to the city by the A-8 motorway, the N-632 national highway and scheduled bus service (Alsa). It has regular flights to the following destinations: Barcelona, Brussels, Fuerteventura, Geneva, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London - (Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick), Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Paris – Charles de Gaulle, Seville, Tenerife-South and Valencia. Operating companies are: Air Berlin, Air France, Air Europa, Iberia or Iberworld.

Gijón: Seaport

The service offered by LD Lines has been cancelled in Gijón. The closest Ferry services are now in Santander and Bilbao. However, Gijón still has a good freight service by El Musel

Gijón: Public transport

Gijón currently has 21 bus lines, which are:

  • Line 1 BRT: Cerillero – Cabueñes Hospital
  • Line 2: El Corte Inglés – Cabueñes Hospital
  • Line 4: El Lauredal – Viesques – University campus
  • Line 6: Musel – Alcampo – Polígono de Porceyo – Polígono de Zarracina
  • Line 10: Pumarín – Candenal- Cabueñes Hospital
  • Line 12: Cerillero – Montevil – Contrueces
  • Line 14: Polígono de Somonte – Tremañes – Infanzón
  • Line 15: Nuevo Roces – Viesques – Cabueñes Hospital
  • Line 16: Estación Ferrocaril – Vega
  • Line 18: Nuevo Gijón – Cabueñes Hospital
  • Line 20: Montevil – Somió
  • Line 21: Jove Hospital – La Campa Torres
  • Line 24: Monteana – La Pedrera – Mareo
  • Line 25: Tremañes – Infanzón – La Olla
  • Line 26: Gijón – Deva
  • Line 28: Plaza del Humedal – El Molinón
  • Line 30: Plaza del Humedal – FIDMA (International trade fair of Asturias)
  • Line 34: Fomento – Musel (Night Service)

Night bus service (Fridays and Saturdays only, every day 1 July to 31 August)

  • Line 41: El Cerillero – Plaza del Carmen (BUHO 1)
  • Line 42: Nuevo Roces – Pumarín – Plaza del Carmen (BUHO 2)
  • Line 43: Contrueces – Llano – Coto – Plaza del Carmen (BUHO 3)
  • Line 44: Vega – Viesques – Arena – Plaza del Carmen (BUHO 4)

Gijón: Railway

The city is served by the Gijón Railway Station.

Gijón: Roads and highways

Type Name Alternate name Itinerary
Highway A-8 Autovía del Cantábrico Baamonde – Gijón – Llanes – Torrelavega – Solares – Bilbao – San Sebastián
A-66 Autovía Ruta de la Plata Gijón – Oviedo – Mieres – León – Benavente – Zamora – Salamanca – Béjar – Plasencia – Mérida – Almendralejo – Sevilla
AS-I Autovía Minera Gijón – Pola de Siero – Langreo – Mieres
AS-II Autovía Industrial Gijón – Lugo de Llanera – Oviedo
GJ-10 Interior ring road Gijón seaport (El Musel) – Pumarín – El Llano
GJ-20 Western ring road GJ-81 (Autopista Acceso Sur a Gijón) – Tremañes – Gijón seaport (El Musel)
GJ-8 South access road (A-8/A-66) – Plaza del Humedal
National road N-630 Gijón – Oviedo – Mieres – Puerto de Pajares – León – Zamora – Salamanca – Plasencia – Mérida – Almendralejo – Sevilla
N-632 Cenero – Cudillero – Muros del Nalón – Soto del Barco – Avilés – Gijón – Villaviciosa – Colunga – Caravia – Ribadesella
N-641 El Musel access Road Gijón – La Calzada – Gijón seaport (El Musel) .
Regional and local roads AS-19 Gijón-Avilés Road Gijón – El Empalme – Prendes – Tabaza – Avilés
AS-246 Carbonera Road Gijón – Alto de la Madera – Noreña – El Berrón – La Gargantada – Langreo
AS-247 Piles to Infanzón Road Gijón – Somió – Alto del Infanzón
AS-248 Gijón-Siero Road Gijón – Vega de Poja – Pola de Siero
AS-266 Oviedo-Gijón Road Oviedo – Lugones – Pruvia – Porceyo – Gijón
AS-19a Gijón-Avilés Road Puenteseco – Muniello

Gijón: Government

Since the Spanish transition to democracy, PSOE governed continuously during 32 years, from 1979 to 2011.

Since 11 June 2011, the city mayor is Carmen Moriyón of Asturias Forum, who was supported with the votes of the Popular Party.

Gijón: Councillors distribution in local elections

Political party 1979 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015
PSOE 13 17 11 12 12 16 13 13 10 7
FAC 9 8
Xixón Sí Puede 6
AP / PP 1 7 7 9 11 9 11 12 5 3
IU 4 3 3 3 4 2 3 2 3 2
UCD / CDS 9 6
UGJ 3
C's 1

Gijón: Mayors

Name Start End Party
José Manuel Palacio 1979 1987 PSOE
Vicente Álvarez Areces 1987 1999 PSOE
Paz Fernández Felgueroso 1999 2011 PSOE
Carmen Moriyón 2011 FAC

Gijón: International relations

Gijón: Twin towns/Sister cities

Gijón is twinned with:

  • United States Albuquerque, United States
  • Cuba Havana, Cuba
  • France Niort, France (since 1982)
  • Russia Novorossiysk, Russia (since 1986)
  • Mexico Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Western Sahara Smara, Western Sahara

Gijón: References

  1. Decree 105/2006, of September 20th, which establishes the official toponyms of Gijón municipality.
  2. Consejos de Distrito Gijón City Hall website
  3. (in English) Name of the "Instituto Asturiano" and other details taken from the Universal Pronouncing Gazetteer By Thomas Baldwin, Sixth Edition, (1847). [1]
  4. "Gijon, Spain Climate Summary". Weatherbase. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  5. "Extreme values for Gijón". Aemet.es. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  6. "Extreme Values: Gijón". Aemet.es. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  7. "Extreme values: Gijón". Aemet.es. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  8. "Valores Climatológicos Normales. Gijon".
  9. "Météo climat stats - Gijón". Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  • Gijón Municipality
  • Official Touristic website of Gijón
  • Official Toponyms – At City Council official website.
  • Official Toponyms: Laws – BOPA No. 229 – Martes, 3 de octubre de 2006 & DECRETO 105/2006, de 20 de septiembre (BOPA Errata corrections)
  • Official site Sporting de Gijón
  • LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
Source of information: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We're not responsible for the content of this article and your use of this information. Disclaimer
Gijón: Information in other languages
العربية خيخون
Aragonés Xixón
Asturianu Xixón
Bân-lâm-gú Gijón
Беларуская Хіхон
Беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎ Хіхон
Български Хихон
Brezhoneg Xixón
Català Gijón
Cebuano Gijón (kapital sa munisipyo)
Čeština Gijón
Cymraeg Gijón
Dansk Gijón
Deutsch Gijón
Eesti Gijón
Ελληνικά Χιχόν
Español Gijón
Esperanto Ĥiĥono
Estremeñu Gijón
Euskara Gijón
فارسی خیخن
Français Gijón
Gàidhlig Gijón
Galego Xixón
한국어 히혼
Հայերեն Խիխոն
Bahasa Indonesia Gijón
Interlingua Gijón
Ирон Хихон
Íslenska Gijon
Italiano Gijón
עברית חיחון
Kapampangan Gijón
ქართული ხიხონი
Қазақша Хихон
Ladino Xixon
Latina Gigia
Latviešu Hihona
Lëtzebuergesch Gijón
Lietuvių Chichonas
Magyar Gijón
Bahasa Melayu Gijón
Nederlands Gijón (stad)
日本語 ヒホン
Norsk Gijón
Norsk nynorsk Gijón
Occitan Xixón
پنجابی گیجون
Polski Gijón
Português Gijón
Română Gijón
Русский Хихон
संस्कृतम् हिहोन
Scots Gijón
Simple English Gijón
Slovenčina Gijón
Ślůnski Gijón
کوردی خیخۆن
Српски / srpski Хихон
Suomi Gijón
Svenska Gijón
தமிழ் கிகோன்
ไทย คีคอน
Türkçe Gijón
Twi Gijón
Українська Хіхон
Tiếng Việt Gijón
Winaray Gijón
中文 希洪
Spain: Hotels & Tickets Sale
A Coruña
Alcúdia
Algeciras
Alicante
Almería
Altea
Andalusia
Antequera
Aragon
Asturias
Ayamonte
Baiona
Balearic Islands
Barbate
Barcelona
Basque Country
Benalmádena
Benidorm
Benissa
Besalú
Bilbao
Blanes
Buñol
Cadaqués
Cala d'Or
Calella
Calonge
Calp
Calvià
Cambados
Cambrils
Canary Islands
Cangas de Onís
Cantabria
Cartagena
Castilla-La Mancha
Catalonia
Chiclana de la Frontera
Costa Blanca
Costa Brava
Costa Dorada
Costa del Maresme
Costa del Sol
Cádiz
Córdoba
Dénia
El Puerto de Santa María
Empuriabrava
Estepona
Figueres
Formentera
Fuerteventura
Galicia
Gijón
Girona
Gran Canaria
Granada
Ibiza
Jerez de la Frontera
L'Escala
L'Estartit
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
La Pineda
Lanzarote
Las Palmas
Llançà
Lleida
Lloret de Mar
Madrid
Magaluf
Malgrat de Mar
Mallorca
Marbella
Maspalomas
Menorca
Mijas
Mojácar
Moraira
Murcia
Málaga
Navarre
Nerja
O Grove
Ourense
Oviedo
Palma Nova
Palma de Mallorca
Pals
Poio
Pollença
Pontevedra
PortAventura
Portonovo
Ronda
Roquetas de Mar
Roses
Salamanca
Salou
San Sebastian
Sant Antoni de Portmany
Santander
Santiago de Compostela
Santillana del Mar
Sanxenxo
Seville
Sidges
Sierra Nevada
Tarifa
Tarragona
Tenerife
Toledo
Torremolinos
Torrevieja
Torroella de Montgrí
Tossa de Mar
Valencia
Vigo
Vélez-Málaga
Xàbia
Zaragoza
Hotels & Tickets Sale worldwide
Abkhazia
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Virgin Islands
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Caribbean Netherlands
Cayman Islands
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Curaçao
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Isle of Man
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kongo
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
North Korea
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Réunion
Saint Barthélemy
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Sint Maarten
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somaliland
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Vacation: Complete information and online sale
Today's Special Offers
Amazon Prime
Free fast shipping on over 50 million goods
Amazon Prime Gift
Give the gift of Amazon Prime membership
Amazon Music
Listen to tens of millions of songs for free!
Amazon Kindle
Download e-books and audiobooks for free!
Audible
Sign up now & download two audiobooks for free!
Amazon Cell Phones
Buy cheap contract cell phones & service plans
Amazon Family
Save a lot on children's goods and baby food
Amazon Home Services
Order any home maintenance services
Payoneer
Get payments worldwide. Sign up now and earn $25
Vacation: Website Templates & Graphics

All trademarks, service marks, trade names, product names, and logos appearing on the site are the property of their respective owners.
© 2011-2017 Maria-Online.com ▪ AdvertisingDesignHosting