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The busy port and industrial town of Gijón is the largest city in Asturias – and has one of the best harbours on the north coast of Spain. Gijón city is full of historical significance. The ‘La Franca Megalithic Tombs' is an ancient burial sites of early ancestors in the area. The Old Town village is filled with popular tourist attractions such as the ‘Palacio de Revillagigedo'. Located to the west of Plaza Mayor, in Plaza del Marqués, the palace dates back to the 18th century and now houses works of modern art. The ‘Roman Baths' are also worth a visit - situated just north of the Town Hall, in Plaza Jovellanos.
The Ecological and Crafts Market of Gijón is where you'll find an array of traditional, local crafts – the perfect place for a spot of souvenir shopping. Gijon is also home to famous brands like ‘Zara' and ‘H&M'.
The local currency is the Euro. Gijon is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).
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