Everything I’d read about Gijón described it as “industrial” and “working-class”, so I was a little skeptical that it’d be boring. I needn’t have worried! Gijón is a beautiful city. We spent the whole day walking around the old town center, Cimavilla, checking out the monuments, plazas and incredible old buildings. Cimavilla is a peninsular hill, jutting out into the ocean. The weather was great and the streets were lively, with young people sitting on whatever piece of stone was available, drinking cider and having fun.