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CIMADEVILLA: GIJÓN’S BEAUTIFUL OLD TOWN

Explore Cimadevilla’s picturesque streets with a tour around the Old Town of Gijón Cimadevilla is not only one of the most charming neighbourhoods but also a witness and protagonist of significant historical events in Gijón: from Roman times, medieval conflicts, the development of the port to the beginnings of industrialization. The monuments in the upper neighborhood…

UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO: ERASMUS OVIEDO / ERASMUS GIJON

You just got the confirmation of your ERASMUS grant for the Universidad de Oviedo? Congratulations! Here are some useful tips for your semester abroad: Universidad de Oviedo – The Campuses Depending on what you are going to study in Asturias, your classes are going to be located in a different place. The campuses of the…

LIVING IN SPAIN: CULTURE SHOCKS AND PLEASANT SURPRISES

10 things you need to know about living in Spain You are flirting with the idea of moving to Spain or maybe have already decided on it and packed your bags? Then this is the place to look for advice! We have put together a list of things that might help you adjust to the…

WEATHER IN ASTURIAS: WHAT TO EXPECT?

Find out the best travel time for perfect weather in Asturias When you come to Asturias, you must be aware of two things: it’s windy and humidity is high! Located between the Atlantic Ocean and a high mountain range, Asturian weather comes along with many strong breezes and quick changes throughout the day from sunny…

10 REASONS TO VISIT ASTURIAS IN SPAIN

Asturias is a region located on the Cantabrian coast, in northern Spain. This place, located between the sea and the mountains, is known as “natural paradise” because of its spectacular landscapes. The powerful contrast of green and blue tones stimulates all the senses of everyone who visits it. Due to its privileged natural environment, formed by valleys,…

FROM CAGLIARI TO GIJON: MICHELE ROSSI

                                                              Asturias. A chill paradise. I was born in Cagliari (IT), Sardinian capital of immense beauty. Like Gijon, Cagliari is a small town but full of adventures. During these years I was lucky enough to be able to live in two beautiful cities that changed my life: London and Turin. Two great metropolises that in…

WINTER SPORTS IN ASTURIAS: ENJOY YOUR WINTERTIME

On our skin we still have the salt and the sun of the summer season that is coming to an end and with it also the holidays and the summertime. From bikinis to sweaters, from t-shirts to jackets. Along with the season, habits also change, especially sports ones. From surfing on the seashore to skiing…

MIERES: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN MINES AND GRAFFITI

Mieres is a small town of 44.000 inhabitants located in the Principality of Asturias. This small pearl in the central area of Asturias owes its charm mainly because it’s surrounds by mountains. In these valleys, that surrounds the city, live the riches of the city: from the agriculture point of view, like apple plantations, to…

TSUNAMI XIXON: THE RISING ROCK FESTIVAL IN SPAIN

The Tsunami Festival has just finished, but we still have the adrenaline for surfing the tidal wave at rock rhythm. Laboral University has been invaded by more than 25,000 people announcing another sold out for the third edition of the hottest rock festival in Spain. As the bigger Metal brother Resurrection Fest, this rock festival…

GIJON’S VINTAGE SHOPS: THE PAST COMES BACK IN THE PRESENT

In the last years vintage fashion has returned to invade the streets of our cities, bringing an air of melancholy from years gone by. To fully understand the “Vintage” phenomenon, we must start from the etymology of the word that derives from the French “vendenge” that means “vintage wine”. In fact, like vintage wines, the…