If Gijón were a color, it would clearly be green, so much so that it has the Biosphere World Urban Destination certification, which values the conservation of natural and cultural heritage, as well as the most authentic traditions, which try to integrate them into the experience of its visitors.
Contact person: Carolina García
Address: Avda. del Dr. Fleming, 481
In the capital of the "Costa Verde" is betting strongly on professional and business tourism. New hotels, casino and thalassotherapy center, redevelopment of neighborhoods, renovation of the port and infrastructure for congresses and conventions put Gijón in the spotlight of MICE events, with two key sectors: the scientific-technological and the medical-sanitary. And to complete the work sessions, in this city there is a very lively cultural offer, where leisure and business come together naturally, thanks to the tranquility and tranquility of a place where everything is given time.
To capture scientific, academic and linked congresses to the world of innovation, it has positioned itself as the “Mile of Knowledge” with five engines: the Science and Technology Park, the Gijón Campus, the Labor City of Culture, the Atlantic Botanical Garden and the University Hospital of Cabueñes. And it focuses on five axes: innovation, creation, art and culture, research and sustainability. This initiative gives rise to the "Ambassadors of Gijón" distinction, which this year has been delivered to the only European R&D center in Thyssenkrupp, based in Gijón, Atlanta, Shanghai and Rottweil.
These are some of the experiences to live if you organize an event in Gijón.
Nocturnia. It is a unique activity, named as the best cultural event in Spain and nominated for the Natura 2000 European awards. Your guests will be able to experience the magic of recognizing “in the moonlight” some of the most fascinating birds on the planet in a unique environment : The Atlantic Botanical Garden. An original idea of the agency When & Where Communication and Events that develops this activity in a luxurious natural setting where you can perceive the subtle flight, the sounds, habits and needs of birds of prey in their own habitat. With a live script and a careful natural setting that prioritizes the welfare of animals.
Lunática. is another project of the agency When & Where together with the Asturian collective Promodiscopy. An activity that combines jazz, soul and the most transgressive electronic music with the sensations of good gastronomy. The event offers the most select of the international DJ scene, together with local musical projects, on the Terrace of the Laboral. A dance of music and gastronomy so that your event has a memorable ending.
Espichas in El Tendayu. With capacity for 500 people standing, few places in Gijón retain as much Asturian essence as this corner where to celebrate the typical festivities by drinking cider in a winery, after “spikting” a barrel or pipe, as the large containers of about 500 liters are called of fermented apple juice for two or three months, accompanied by a catering service with local products.
The Cider Tunnel. In Casa Trabanco you can visit the origins, traditions and the best kept secrets to make the best ciders. A railway tunnel built at the beginning of 1892, which was to serve as a coal transport line from the mining basin to the Musel and port of Gijón, but through which they never got to see the trains pass. This phantom line today saves almost two million liters of cider and is a family museum. You can also take a look at the ointment, seeing the types of plantation of apple trees, to end the course of pouring, tasting of cassava cider and Asturian cheeses. Some companies organize a contest for breeders in which they compete to introduce the most cider into the glass, pouring the drink from above. Algama cultural activities prepares these fun contests to compete in the art of serving cider.
Bagpipes band. One possibility is to make the groups play the bagpipes. And why not the drum, the accordion and the tambourine. Each participant can learn to play an instrument and organize a small concert. In the Museum of the People of Asturias there is a covered space with capacity for 400 people that houses this activity. The visit of this ethnographic space of great interest can complete an activity that begins with explanations around the collection of instruments of the enclosure.
Picos de Europa Adventure. Frontera Verde organizes expeditions for companies and groups along the Ruta del Cares, the descent of the Sella, the Covadonga Lakes and, for those who are not very friendly with the sport ... there are also cheese and cider routes.