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Gijon is the largest port city in Asturias, northwestern Spain. The port is located on the Bay of Biscay, approx 20 km (12 ml) north of Oviedo - Asturias' capital. Gijon's population is around 280,000.
During the early years of 19th century the small, town of Gijon was famous for its college (high-school) - the "Real Instituto Asturiano" established by Jovellanos. The City Hall's culture and sports programs for citizens is wide and includes the innovative Open Till Dawn (Abierto Hasta el Amanecer) nocturnal program, involving teens in sporting and cultural activities as alternative to weekend nightlife.
Gijon boasts 13 libraries in the Cultural City Centres, that feature a wide network of gyms and swimming pools. One of the major cultural events is Gijon's International Film Festival, which is recognized as one of the best held in Spain. There is also the literary festival, Semana Negra.
The service provided by LD Lines was cancelled in Gijon and currently the closest ferry services are in Bilbao and Santander. Actually Gijon is still having a good freight service offered by El Musel.
In 2015 Gijon was marked as one of the pollution hot spots in Western Europe in a report from the International Institute for Applied Science Systems. The Gijon and Oviedo region was marked higher than any other metro area in Spain, this in spite of the larger population in Barcelona and Madrid, for example, which was attributed to city's heavy industrial activities.
Port Gijon cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Gijon, Spain. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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