Gijón has a temperate oceanic climate, typical of the Atlantic coast of Spain, with cool summers and humid, mostly mild winters. The coastal current from the Atlantic Ocean creates cool summer temperatures and mild winter climates when extreme heat and very cold temperatures are rare. The climate is humid and cloudy by Spanish standards, but it is indeed drier than other parts of the Atlantic in the country.
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The coastline of Asturias in the Gijón area is not very different from the coastline of Cantabria, and is therefore marked by hundreds of beaches, bays and natural sea caves, including the famous Playa del Silencio (Silent Beach) near the fishing village of Cudillero (west of Gijón ), located in a picturesque place on the background of green rocks. Gijón is the largest city of Asturias with a population of 272,000, which is famous for its cultural and sports traditions, as well as the location of traditional Asturian cuisine - including Asturian cider!
Those who want to combine sailing with an excursion by land can be advised to visit the beautiful city of Oviedo (footage from this area was shown in the movie "Vicky Cristina Barcelona") and Picos de Europa, which was the first national park in Spain and is part of the Cantabrian Mountains, which extend to Asturias.
Gijón or Xixón is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. It is located in the Bay of Biscay , approximately 24 km (15 miles) northeast of Oviedo, the capital of Asturias. The city is located on the coast of central Asturias, from sea level to an altitude of 513 meters in Pico Samartin and 672 meters in Peña de los Quatro Jues, and borders on the west with Carreño, in the east with Villaviciosa, and in the south with Siero and Llaner . The city is located along the coast of Asturias and on the Chimavilla Peninsula (the original settlement), which separates the beach of San Lorenzo and the surrounding areas east of the beaches of Poniente and Arbeyal, shipyards and port.
Gijón has a temperate oceanic climate typical of the Atlantic coast of Spain, with cool summers and humid and mostly mild winters. The coastal current from the Atlantic Ocean creates cool temperatures in summer and mild winter climate , when intense heat and very cold temperatures are rare. The narrow temperature range is demonstrated by a record August temperature, which is 6.4 ° C higher than a record January temperature. The climate is humid and cloudy by Spanish standards, but it is indeed drier than in other parts of the Atlantic in the country. Humidity is high all year round. Summer temperatures are very stable as evidenced by the fact that the warmest month in August 1997 had an average temperature of 20.9 ° C (69.6 ° F), and not a single month was recorded with an average maximum above 24.7 ° C (76, 5). ° F) compared with 23.2 ° C (73.8 ° F) in August.
For much of the 20th century, the city was heavily dependent on heavy industry, but at the end of Francoism, tertiary employment began to grow rapidly with the population of the city, which by 2007 officially amounted to 277,897 for Gijón itself, and about 380,000 for the total Gijon agglomeration. The port is located in the center of many industrial enterprises. In addition to activities directly related to the port, the economy is based on tourism, steel production (Arcelor), metallurgy, livestock and fisheries.
The old town of Gijón is called Chimavilla. Situated on a hill overlooking the coast , this area was once home to the fishing community. Small houses huddle in its sloping streets. Narrow alleys and colorful facades cause nostalgia.
You may notice that in some houses there is a staircase outside, this was done to save space inside.
Roman baths date back to the 1st – 2nd century BC. The bathhouse entrance is next to the Apostolic Church of St. Peter on Campo Valdez. The museum was designed so that the church building was not affected during the restoration of this place.
Once underground, you can see the Cold Room, the Hot Room, and even the bath heating system.
It is very impressive to see the original parts of this Roman settlement after so many years. They certainly built it for centuries to live here.
Playa de San Lorenzo
When you first arrive in Gijon, the vast expanses of golden sand is one of the first things you will notice. The beach is huge and the views of the bay are wonderful. Sands quickly disappear under water, as tides occur every evening.
At one end of the beach you can see the River Piles, where it meets the sea.
Be sure to meet the tidal times when you are in Gijón, especially if you plan to go to the beach. Depending on the time of year, locals choose Playa de Poniente or one of ten other beaches around Gijon.
Asturias Airport (IATA: OVD, ICAO: LEAS) is the only international airport in Asturias, Spain, in Castrillon. Traffic consists mainly of regular domestic flights and some seasonal scheduled international flights.
No visit to Spain would be complete without a visit to Gijon, the capital of the province of Pontevedra in Galicia, in northwestern Spain. Local museums and art galleries: Museum of the people of Asturias, Railway Museum of Asturias, Museum of Nicanor Pignole, Museum of Roman Culture Campo Valdes, Museum of Juan Barjola (Museum of a local artist who is also interested in avant-garde art), Museum of Evarista Valle (Local Museum of Painters, located in a mansion on the outskirts), the International Bagpipe Museum contains bagpipes from around the world dedicated to the Asturian musical heritage and bagpipes) , Atlantic Botanical Garden, Archaeological Park of Campa Torres, Revillagigedo Palace and Museum (on Marques Square, near City Hall), Gijón Aquarium, Roman city of Veranes, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Exhibition Center for Contemporary art) etc.
The historic village of Simadevilla with its narrow cobbled streets attracts the attention of many tourists . The Cerro de Santa Catalina Park, located on the very edge of the Simadevilla Peninsula, offers breathtaking coastal views. You can visit the important places of Gijón by taking a trip on a rented yacht.