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Free Tour of Gijón Labor University

Duration: 1h and 15min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Vantur
Quality Verified Registered on July 28, 2020

Vantur es una agencia de viajes asturiana que trabaja con guías oficiales que quieren enseñar diferentes puntos de Asturias de una forma amena, divertida y válida para todos los públicos. El recorrido es apto para sillas de ruedas y, ¡también permitimos mascotas!

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

You cannot miss one of the most impressive monumental complexes in the city of Gijón. The Labor University, a city in itself that will not leave you indifferent.

It was built between 1946 and 1956, conceived as an orphanage for children of miners who died in accidents, and once construction had begun, it changed its orientation towards a vocational training school for about 1,000 students, thus becoming a Labor University.

It is the largest civil building in Spain. Its dimensions are imposing. The director of such a magnificent work was Luis Moya, based on the classical architecture of Greece and Rome.

The visit will begin outside the main door, our meeting point.

We will access the Corinthian courtyard, which stands out for its Corinthian style colonnade. We would move on to the square that is the heart of the complex, inspired by St. Mark's Square in Venice. The main buildings are located around it: Theatre, Church and Tower.

Facade of the theater in classical-Hellenistic style, simulating the temples of ancient Greece, we will see the sculptures of great Spanish writers such as Miguel de Cervantes, Quevedo, Calderón de la Barca, Tirso de Molina or Lope de Vega.

We would continue to the Church with the largest elliptical plan in Europe. The exterior is richly ornamented with Saints and most important educators of the Catholic Church.

We will see the 130 meter high tower inspired by the Giralda in Seville, the Tower of Hercules and the Lighthouse of Alexandria, it is the tallest stone tower in Spain.

We will visit the gardens from which we will see the structure of the auditorium that resembles the shape of the bow of a ship

We would return to the entrance to round off the visit.

YOU CAN NOT LOSE THIS.............

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    C. Luis Moya Blanco, 39, 33203 Gijón,...
    C. Luis Moya Blanco, 39, 33203 Gijón, Asturias, Spain
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    We will be located at the main entrance of the Labor University

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    Outside visit
    Gijón Labor University
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    Corinthian courtyard of La Laboral
  • 3
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    Gijón Labor University Theater
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Labor University Church
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    Outside visit
    Gijón Labor University

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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Jose 09 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Es increíble la vista y si encima te toca anais una persona que le gusta mucho su trabajo y te lo explica de 10 Espectacular
Raquel 27 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Lo más interesante estaba en obras y no pudimos entrar
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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
A minimum of 5 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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