Parador de Gijon ****
Parque Isabel la Catolica, s/n
33203 - Gijon
Spain

FORMER MILL IN THE ISABEL LA CATÓLICA PARK

The Parador occupies hundred-year-old mill, located in the Isabel La Católica Park, one of the most beautiful spots in the town of Gijón. It has a beautiful pond, which offers great harmony and tranquility.

The closeness of San Lorenzo beach and of the Cimadevilla sailors' quarter, convert it into an ideal place to enjoy unforgettable days. It has a spacious, friendly and bright interior which recreates the warmth of the setting in bedrooms and common rooms, while the closeness of the sea can be felt from their windows. 'Fabada' (rich stew of beans, pork, etc.) is the dining room's star dish, although beans ('fabes') are included in other preparations. The 'caldereta de marisco' (seafood stew), 'chopa a la sidra' (fish in cider), 'pote asturiano' (vegetable and pork broth) and 'merluza con cocochas' (hake) also stand out. The dessert menu includes rice pudding, 'frixuelos' (cream-filled crepes) and 'casadielles' (fried sweet with dried fruit).

Typical festivals

* El Antroxu Shrove Tuesday, Gijón
* San Mateo 21 September, Oviedo, 28 km.
* San Miguel 29 September, Gijón
* Nuestra Señora de Begoña, 15 de Agosto.
* International festival cinema in November.

Visits

* Gijón. Cimadevilla Peninsula, Revillagigedo Palace, Jovellanos House-Museum
* Route to the Covadonga Sanctuary and Enor and Ercina lakes (85 km)
* Muniellos Reserve (174 km)
* Oviedo (28 km)

What to eat...

A good fabada
Do not leave the Parador without tasting a good fabada. It is its main dish. I also recommend you to taste the Crab cream, hake prepared with hard cider, Asturian-style beef sirloin with a cabrales blue cheese sauce, and a selection of cheeses from Austurias.

The rooms:
Hotel Facilities: Cocktail bar
Concierge
Currency exchange
Disabled facilities
Laundry facilities
Lift
Parking facilities
Parking facilities (at cost)
Reception
Restaurant
Room service
Safe deposit box
Room Facilities: Air conditioning
Cable / Satellite TV
Hairdryer
Mini bar
Private bathroom / Ensuite
Telephone
Television
Additional Information: 3 kms to City Centre
40 kms to the nearest Airport (Cuba-Ciego de Avila)
3 km to the nearest Station (Gijon)

 

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