Discover the Gijón of today and yesterday calmly

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Rosa
Registered on July 05, 2020

I am a local tourist guide and illustrator of travel guides in watercolors along with explanations about the place drawn. I love teaching the history and stories of cities and reflecting the most beautiful corners in watercolors. I started in this many years ago as a volunteer teaching the city to different choral groups that came to the city to sing and I ended up singing myself and training in the tourism field.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Gijón are stories , stories of the people who made it grow, from the cigarette makers in the Plaza del Lavaderu, to that businessman of Basque origin who wanted to build a theater with his name.

We will walk through its streets , which still preserve the popular air, or we will contemplate the nineteenth-century buildings, witnesses of the industrial evolution of the fishing village in the city that it is today.

We people from Gijón like to put names to all those places that are ours. I will tell you the popular names and their meanings.

During the 2 and a half hours that we will be together you will discover that Gijón or Xixon is full of charming corners.

Taking Campo Valdés as a starting point, next to the Church of San Pedro (on the beach) we propose a quiet walk through the historic center of the Cimadevilla neighborhood, origin of the city and birthplace of Jovellanos .. and if you still have looking forward to a short walk through the streets of the most commercial center to contemplate the nineteenth-century Gijón and the beginning of the 20th century with its modernist or Art-Déco architecture.

In short, everything that has given it its current character.

Do not hesitate. BOOK YOUR TOUR HERE

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  • Meeting point:
    Tránsito Campo Valdés, 1, 33201 Gijón...
    Tránsito Campo Valdés, 1, 33201 Gijón, Asturias, Spain
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    I will wear a pink scarf

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Esther 28 Jul 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022
Nos explicó muy bien todo lo referente a Gijón, contestó a nuestras dudas y aprendimos muchas curiosidades de la ciudad. Rosa es muy buena opción para recorrer el centro con tranquilidad y mucha calma.
ALFREDO 26 Jul 2022
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022
Gijón tiene ahora para mi otro sabor. Es más que su playa, su ciudad. Gracias Rosa por descubrirme tantos rincones. La próxima en Avilés...
Noe 20 Jul 2022
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022
Deseando volver a Xixon
Miriam 13 Jun 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
Altamente recomendable, incluso si eres de Gijón, o lo conoces bien, puedo asegurarte que aprenderás cosas nuevas. Repetiremos!
Vitor 07 Jun 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
Sempre que visitamos uma cidade procuro saber se existe este serviço. Gijón não foi exceção, nem a experiência que vivemos. Considero-me um turista interessado e que prepara cuidadosamente as visitas. Mas estas oportunidades acrescentam, substancialmente, valor à experiência de conhecer outros povos e culturas. Vamos de Gijón muito mais ricos. Recomendo.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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