Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina), Gijon

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Enjoy uninterrupted views of the deep blue Cantabrian Sea from Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina), a park perched high above Gijón and the sea. This park is a great place to enjoy a walk or picnic amid sweeping views of the surrounding mountains, town, and sea. Strolling through the expansive green space, you'll find an ancient fort and the iconic Elegy to the Horizon (Elegio del Horizante) sculpture by Eduardo Chillida. Kids will enjoy the play area, especially the jungle gym shaped like a traditional fishing boat, complete with masts. Enjoy a meal at the on-site cafeteria. Put Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina) into our Gijon trip builder site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Gijon.
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  • Beautiful viewing point located so close to the Old Town, I could easily walk there, it was so fast and worth it! Simply beautiful! If you stand in the middle, locals told me you can hear the sea...  more »
  • We read the reviews before embarking on our cycle around Gijon. The whole area is worth exploring because the views are magnificent. However, the monument itself looks tired and not that great. The...  more »
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  • Spectacular place to walk or just sit and contemplate the sea and the coast of Gijón with the beach of San Lorenzo. Place close to the Praise, monument of Chillida and emblem of Gijón. From it you can hear the sea as when you put a conch in your ear. Visit this place if you have a chance to do so.
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  • Wonderful place to walk and contemplate nature!
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