Gijon in northern Spain is the gateway to the wonderfully scenic Asturias region in this area. Many people associate Spain with beaches and party resorts, but this part of Spain is very different. Instead of crowded beaches and English bars, you can experience a more traditional way of life amongst soaring mountains and lush emerald green forests.
Located in the sweeping curve of San Lorenzo Bay, Gijon is a vibrant place with a fascinating cultural heritage. The city is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Picos de Europa Mountains. Pilgrims still travel from Gijon along the Camino de Santiago, otherwise known as the Way of St James Route. The beaches in this part of Spain are fabulous and therefore a big draw for families, but there is more to this lovely city than a few miles of golden sand.
For those who like a bit of culture, there are lots of museums and sites of historical interest in the city worth visiting. The Romans once made Gijon their home and there are some stunning examples of Roman architecture in and around the city.
Shopping is also excellent in Gijon. Local and traditional crafts are available all over the city, so you will have plenty of opportunities to pick up wonderful mementoes of your time in Gijon.
Thrifty Gijon visitors travelling to Spain can save money by looking into cheap car hire in Gijon before they set off.
The Thrifty car hire company is well known for being great value for money. Thrifty wont ever charge you for services you dont need. Their fee structures are completely transparent and clients dont need to worry about searching for hidden fees in the small print of their hire car agreement.
The Thrifty fleet covers the most common types of cars for families and individuals, plus there are plenty of collection points if you book car hire from Gijon or any other European or worldwide destination. And dont forget to check out Thrifty Hot Deals online.
The city of Gijon is the perfect starting point for a tour of the Green Coast. Oviedo, the capital of Asturias, has been designated a World Heritage Site thanks to its beautiful cathedrals and churches. With car hire in Spain you can explore deeper into the heart of Spain or make the most of the magnificent beaches around Llanes and Luarca, a pretty traditional fishing village.
Whether you decide to fly to northern Spain or catch the ferry and then pick up a hire car, there is so much to see and do in this wonderfully scenic part of Spain that you wont want to go home again!
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