2014 Spring Lucas Rodgers Temple in Spain

Adventures in Gijón

Last week, the Erasmus Student Network hosted a trip to the Gijón Aquarium, which is home to a diverse array of marine animals. We also had a chance to check out some other parts of the city.

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“Las Letronas” de Gijón, sculpted by Juan Jareño welcome visitors to the marina.

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Gijón is an industrial port-city located roughly 20 miles northwest of Oviedo. It takes about a half hour to get there via bus.

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(Left to right) Luke and Manny climbed atop this wall at the beach.

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Chuck takes a picture of (left to right) Ridge, Mary, Lauren and Sophie, at a platform overlooking the beach.

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As a port-city, Gijón has it’s fair share of boats, some of which are used for fishing or shipping, others just for leisure.

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Gijón’s central plaza features a statue of King Pelagius (Pelayo in Spanish), the nobleman who founded the Kingdom of Asturias.

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(Left to right) Lashida, Emily and Manny walk up a hill to reach a lookout point near the sea.

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Octopus, or ‘pulpo’ is a traditional dish in Gijón, but this guy doesn’t have to worry about winding up on a dinner plate.

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The largest tank in the Gijón Aquarium houses sharks, rays, sea turtles and several types of fish.

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The Church of San Pedro sits in the Bay of San Lorenzo, right next to the beach.

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