The Asturian city of Gijón It gives off a sailor air on all four sides. This city in northern Spain attracts visitors for its architecture, with buildings as emblematic as the Revillagigedo palace or the collegiate church of San Juan Bautista, and areas such as the old fishing neighborhood and the Santa Catalina hill.

The accommodation options in the city are extensive, but it certainly stands out its curious Parador. This is located in nothing more and nothing less than a century-old mill with a long history behind it.

Very close to the city of Madrid, we can visit some very charming towns, such as Buitrago de Lozoya, Patones de Arriba or Chinchón.  The latter is not only part of the association of The Most Beautiful Towns in Spain, but also has a magnificent Parador where you can sleep surrounded by history.

The Parador inside a historic monastery in one of the most beautiful towns in Madrid

The Parador of Gijón

He Gijón Parador (4 *) stands next to the Isabel La Católica Park, one of the green lungs of the city. This building, which today has a striking reddish façade and large windows, was built centuries ago as a water mill. Taking advantage of part of that industrial structure, the space was rehabilitated as a hotel, which opened in 1967.

Gijón Parador.
Gijón Parador.

This modest original accommodation was the work of the architects Ignacio Gárate Rojas and Manuel Sainz de Vicuña. With the passage of time, it was expanded until it adopted its current form, with a design that does not lose its historical essence nor does he renounce modernity.

A garden with a pond and an Asturian restaurant

The hotel has 40 rooms with views and is surrounded by a nice garden with cobbled paths, a pond and a children’s play area. The facilities include an outdoor parking lot and conference and meeting rooms.

Room at the Parador de Gijón.
Room at the Parador de Gijón.

On the other hand, we cannot forget the Llar de Molin Restaurant of the Parador de Gijón, where we can enjoy the most typical dishes of the asturian cuisine. There is no shortage of Cantabrian fish and seafood here, as well as Asturian cheeses and sausages and classic recipes such as fabada, scorpionfish pie or cachopo. The menu brings us other marine proposals such as andarica cream with crispy prawn and stuffed onions. All of this, as it could not be otherwise, accompanied by a good cider.

La Granja Parador.

The Parador one hour from Madrid in a historic building built for royalty

How to get to the Parador de Gijón

The Parador de Gijón is located a few minutes walk from the center of Gijón, specifically on Avenida de Torcuato Fernández Miranda, 15. On the other hand, the drive from the city of Oviedo It takes half an hour to get to the hotel via the A-66 and the A-8.

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