Gijon Bus Tour
Starting and ending point of the route. Near this stop you will find:
- Old Town
- InfoGijón (municipal service of tourist information)
This stop provides easy access to the Asturias Rail Museum and the Aquarium. The Rail Museum is tasked with preserving, researching and disseminating the history and heritage of the railway in Asturias.
The Gijón Aquarium offers a different kind of venue in which to hold all types of events. It is particularly adaptable to different tastes and needs, which can turn any event into a reflection of its own personality.
Get off at this stop if you want to get to know the “Ciudadela de Capua”, also known as Ciudadela de Celestino Solar. This iconic place showcases one of the models of workers’ housing still in existence in Asturias.
The ciudadelas (citadels) provided housing to Gijón’s working class in the late 19th century and much of the 20th century. There are records of over 200 ciudadelas in Gijón, with Celestino Solar being the most representative example. Built in 1877 on Capua Street, it consisted of 23 houses and it remained occupied for more than a century.
The Fábrica de Gas is the location of a plot formerly owned by Hidroeléctrica del Cantábrico. This stop provides convenient access to the cider bars and the San Lorenzo Beach.
The Isabel la Católica Park was planned in 1941 and is the largest green area in the city. Its 151,857 m² is home to different environments. Its lakes are a must-see. Flanked by a wide variety of trees, they’re home to geese, swans and wild birds.
The central space is devoted to the French-style rose garden, where the park’s renowned peacocks live. Other areas of interest are the prairie alongside Avenida de Castilla and the children’s playground.
The park houses a large array of sculptures featuring mythological motifs, historical characters and important figures from the city. The park’s furniture is noted for its stone and cast iron benches from the 1920s.
The Molinón Stadium is the venue for the home games of Real Sporting de Gijón. It can seat 30,000 spectators. Its name makes reference to a large water mill (molino) that was once located near the structure. The first mention of a game in El Molinón appeared in the local El Comercio newspaper on May 20, 1908, making it Spain’s oldest stadium.
The collection of the Gijón Botanical Garden features the Jardín de la Isla (Island Garden), a historical garden over 150 years old, and the La Carbayeda de El Tragamón Natural Monument, an exceptional natural forest with trees up to 400 years old.
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura is a building that offers a wide range of rooms for corporate, cultural and social events. These versatile spaces can be used to host an event in a unique setting.
This stop provides easy access to the Fairground, also known as Fidma. It was created to provide a meeting point for companies and institutions to showcase to visitors the status of the industry, commerce and services in Asturias.
The Museo del Pueblo de Asturias is tasked with preserving the memories of the Asturian people. It comprises three different geographical spaces that are highly interrelated: the people, the towns and the cities. The time period of the collections spans what is referred to as traditional society, a society that was created in the Middle Ages and reaches almost to the present day.
San Lorenzo Beach in Gijón is the city's largest and most traditional beach, attracting bathers year-round. Dominated by the picturesque San Pedro Church, it is an iconic symbol of the city. Its crescent shape and nearly three-kilometer-long promenade draw visitors at all times. Renowned as one of the world's top urban beaches, it's an ideal spot for surfing enthusiasts to practice or learn.
If you get off at Plaza del Carmen, you’ll be within easy reach of points like Casino de Asturias, Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto. The area also provides many options for shopping, wines and tapas.