is the largest municipal region within the administrative division of the autonomous community of the Principality of Asturias, which is located in the northwestern part of Spain
. Gijón is the largest of the cities in Asturias, and it is situated upon the Bay of Biscay to the northeastern part of Oviedo, which is the current capital city of Asturias.
The moderately large coastal city is home to stunning architecture, featuring both modern and ancient touches. The Revillagigedo Palace is one of the vital landmarks and is home to an international art center plus the iconic and unifying Don Pelayo Statue. Santa Catalina Hill is another attractive spot, considering that it hosts a beautiful and scenic clifftop park and stunning sculptures for the public to behold. The iconic Clock Tower that dates back into the sixteenth century is yet another attractive spot, mainly because it has a museum from where people can learn much history and culture about Gijón.
More history is available in multiple other spots around Gijón, beginning with the ancient ruins of the Roman baths at the Campo Valdes with an onsite museum filled with all kinds of artifacts and masterpiece exhibitions. The Gijón Aquarium and the vast Railway Museum are other spots where more history about C can be obtained.
The San Pedro church stands attractive in its ancient design, and it attracts visitors both for its spiritual value and also other recreational activities on its grounds, like picnicking, basking, and photography. The Town Hall grounds are also an excellent spot for visitors, especially when they light up in decorations to celebrate various events.
Gijón experiences a temperate oceanic climate, as is typical in Spain's Atlantic Coast, which is classified as Cfb under the Köppen climatic classification. The weather is generally characterized by cool, moderately dry summers and mild, pleasant, and moderately wet winters. The climate is primarily influenced by the onshore currents from the Atlantic, making the extreme heat in summer and the excess chill in winter moderate.
The rainiest period is from October
, and the rain gauge collects as high as 121.3mm (4.8") in precipitation. Since the rain is experienced mostly in the afternoons, it is still an excellent time to tour and know the city.
The peak of the travel period to Gijón falls between July
, during the height of summer. This time offers the best weather, with warm and pleasant days and minimal rainfall, an excellent time to tour the city with nil interruptions. This period is also the peak season for most events and festivals across town, and check-ins of visitors from across the globe are registered in plenty.
, Gijón holds the Antroxu de Gijón, a carnival that is held just before Lent and is marked with parades and mock funeral processions of a sardine object. Another festival is the Fiestas de San Xuan, which is held in June
. Feast and parties are held, alongside musical concerts and dance shows, with the peak being marked by bonfires and stunning firework displays. And in the height of summer, between July and August, Gijón holds the annual outdoor Arte en la Calle Festival and sees its visitors enjoy various modes of street entertainment and performances.