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Towering over the old naval defense of Gijon this monumental statue is well worth the short walk... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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It's Concrete Jim but not as we know it

Large concrete sculpture that is starting to show it's age with rust breaking through the concrete... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Calle Camin de la Fontica, s/n, Gijon, 33201, Gijon, Spain
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

The view was stunning but getting there took lots of effort and several times I wanted to turn back but forced myself and once there,I enjoyed the fabulous views.

Thank tony b
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

A chunk of reinforced concrete allegedly a person turning his / her back on the town & welcoming future horizons. No wonder the local taxpayers were unimpressed. Enjoyed the cliff top walk, old cannons & enplacements. Super views. 30+ hot-air balloons lifted off.

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This monument, although very simple is a scenic place in a beautifull park, giving you a beautifull view of the ocan.

Thank FrancisVerhelst
Reviewed 20 August 2017

A piece of modern art from reinforced concrete that left me completely underwhelmed. If you want a quiet strll in the surrounding park and want to look over the sea then you will come across this - and like me you may wonder what it...More

1  Thank peetajohn
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Towering over the old naval defense of Gijon this monumental statue is well worth the short walk and climb from the center of town.

Thank es-travler
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Large concrete sculpture that is starting to show it's age with rust breaking through the concrete but nevertheless offers some interesting angles on the horizon. Nice grassy setting on the headland so take a stroll and touch the concrete.

Thank tezpil
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This monument is only a couple minutes from the heart of Gijón and it's situated on a hill above the city, so the views are great. It's a good place to go for a walk and the views of the city and the ocean make...More

Thank Victor P
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Walked there with my friends to enjoy the great view, and we were not disappointed. The only minus is that we had to avoid a lot of dog poop! However, the view is very beautiful and relaxing, great little escape from the city.

Thank Traveledam
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This concrete sculpture, created in 1990 and facing out to sea, is by Basque artist Eduardo Chillida. After initial resistance it has become a symbol of the city. Easy to access from the city centre and beach areas at the top of Cimadevilla (the oldest...More

2  Thank moot
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Its a nice walk and great views all around gijon. its a bit of an odd shaped monument . maybe they do a bit more with it.

1  Thank kizer99
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