Essential Gijón Free Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on February 02, 2020

SPAIN FREE TOURS ® is a young, dynamic and expanding company. We are a team of tourism professionals and guides with extensive background in culture, history and art. We work every day from our headquarters in Valencia to become a reference in tour guides services in Spain.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

Do you want to know the "Gijón of the soul" that Vicente Díaz sings?

This fishing village with 5,000 years of history invites you to relax on its promenade, get lost in its narrow streets and get drunk with its cider.


Can you come with us?


We will start the tour staying at a mythical meeting point for the people of Gijón, La Escalerona. The smell of salt and the sea breeze will welcome us on a tour of this port city full of anecdotes, stories, culture and art .

In our first steps we will have the opportunity to greet César, who will tell us what the inhabitants of Gijón were like during their Roman past. The hot springs from that period will be a mandatory stop during our tour along the beach.

Next, crowning the Paseo Marítimo , we will find the Church of San Pedro , a beautiful building symbol of our city. Did you know that both the baths and the church are located in the so-called Campo Valdés?

Our steps will take us to the Plaza Mayor until we enter the Cimadevilla neighborhood , the old town of Gijón. In it we will find buildings as characteristic as the Palacio de los Valdés, the Palacio de Revillagigedo and the Torre del Reloj .

In the Plaza del Marqués we will see the Monument to Don Pelayo , founder of the Kingdom of Asturias and considered the initiator of the Reconquest.

But we have other characters to meet! A few meters away we will come across the house of Jovellanos himself, who will whisper his enlightened ideas to us before continuing our tour.

You could not miss a bit of gastronomy and popular culture on the tour. We will visit the renowned Plaza del Lavaderu and Campo de las Monjas -Les Monxes- to end up strolling through the fishing village.

Let yourself be overwhelmed by the immensity of the Cantabrian Sea by the hand of Chillida ! And of course, we will talk about the most modern, cultural and indie Gijón, discovering aspects of Gijón's music, cinema and literature.

Are you coming with us?

Gijon awaits you!

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  • Meeting point:
    P.º del Muro de San Lorenzo, Escalera...
    P.º del Muro de San Lorenzo, Escalera 4, 33201 Gijón, Asturias, Spain
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    As good locals from Gijón "we meet at the Escalerona" (stairway n°4 of San Lorenzo Beach) look for the ORANGE UMBRELLA!

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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JESU... 26 Mar 2023
Bilbao

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Excelente visita con un guía excepcional que además de sus conocimientos sobre Gijon los enriquecia con experiencias y conocimientos propios . Excepcional vision de Gijon.
sofia 26 Mar 2023
Madrid

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Simón lo hizo genial. Nos mantuvo expectantes todo el recorrido y captaba genial nuestra atención. Lo explicaba todo muy claro y muy al grano.También desde el punto de vista de un culo moyao
Manuel 26 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Muy comoda y agradable
Eliz... 26 Mar 2023
Valencia

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Simón ha sido un guía estupendo. Nos ha hecho un recorrido muy ameno, con anécdotas y contando lo más relevante. Encantados con él. Muy recomendable.
Daniel 26 Mar 2023
Gijón

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Excelente forma de conocer la ciudad y su historia. Gracias Simón.Muy recomendado. 👍👍
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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