Gijón is without a doubt one of the most special cities of the northern Green Coast of Spain. Encompassing 182 km² and a population of around 275 735, it is the largest city in the region of Asturias, located on the Bay of Biscay.
Both the sea and the mountains are continually present in this city, which captivates visitors with its cultural atmosphere, its 20th-century buildings, its charming terraces and its spectacular beach, San Lorenzo, considered to be one of the most beautiful urban beaches in Spain.
As a city, Gijón is compact and intimate. It is easy to get around and discover the town in a short time frame. It is also a versatile place, historic and yet contemporary at the same time. People in Gijón is warm and welcoming; they love to spend time socializing with friends and family, specially when the sun is shinning!
Lifestyle, culture and leisure activities are top, while rents and the cost of living are definitely affordable – Gijón offers a high quality of life!
The nearest airport to Gijón is Aeropuerto de Asturias. It is a 45 minute bus ride away. There are flights from Gijón to London, Paris, Madrid and Barcelona. If you prefer to fly back from Santander, there are regular buses from Gijón to Santander taking about 3 hours.