Cities in Spain: Gijon

The biggest city of Asturias, Gijon (Gijon, Xixon) was almost completely destroyed during the civil war, when in August 1936, miners stormed the barracks of nationalists and the commander of the garrison caused the fire of ship artillery on the attackers. After the Second World War, this port city was restored and today clearly competes with lying only 70 km south of Oviedo in his right to be considered the capital of the region. And this is not surprising – the history of the city stretches away into the depths of centuries. People inhabited these places already in neolithic, and during the Roman Empire, the port of Gigius was an important base on the north shore of the Iberian Peninsula. Then the city took only the Simavilian peninsula, or Simadevilla (literally "Top Village") And now his port zone El Mussel is one of the largest in Spain – occupies the coast on both sides of the old Roman port. A counterweight "Poor" Oviedo with his many historical objects, Gijon – the city of more lively, famous for his nightlife and wild weekend festes.

The pride of the city – Playa de San Lorenzo beach on an outstanding far into the sea of ​​the Simavilian Peninsula, with crowds of tourists in the summer, when pops are installed at night on each area and the people are dancing under living music, and dozens of surfers in winter.

North-west of the beach, at the very end of the Cape of the same name, the buildings of the Old Town – the Palace-Fortress Palacio de Revilihihedo (XVIII in., Now there is a gallery of the arts), the statue of Pelaio (King of the VIII century, which is considered by the void reconquitoisters), the modern Torre del Reloch tower on the ruins of the similar structure of the XVI century, Park La Atalaya, Church of Simadevilla-San Pedro, Ruins of the Roman Term with the underground museum (It is here that archaeologists opened the facilities of the Roman port), the calm Park of Isabel-la Catholic and several museums.

In the mainland of the city, for the most part of the building of the post-war construction, therefore there was a place for several interesting museums, among whom Live Miseo de la-Hita (Museum of Vyanki), Museum of Nicanra Pinole, Museums of local painters Early Valier and Juan Barkholi, Railway Museum Ferrocaril near Piente Beach, as well as 13 different cultural centers.

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