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Countryside

- 2555_1271272006172743.jpgGijón is city, sea and industry, but it also conserves its rural spirit in the twenty-five parishes that surround the town itself. In Baldornón, Bernueces, Cabueñes, Caldones, Cenero, Deva, Fano, Fresno, Granda, Huerces, Jove, Lavandera, La Pedrera, Leorio, Poago, Porceyo, Roces, Ruedes, Santurio, Serín, Somió, Tacones, Tremañes, Vega and Veriña, we find remains of the traditional ways of country life, where this close relation between the inhabitants of the area and nature is preserved. Nature that is just five minutes outside the town, which visitors and townsfolk may enjoy 365 days of the year.




Flora and fauna

The vegetation may be classified as being of the Atlantic type: mixed woods of chestnut and oak, riverbank woods with alder, ash and willow, and thicket and natural meadows in the damper zones. Urban and industrial transformation has varied the presence of autochthonous species, foreign species taking on greater prominence: eucalyptus and pine. Likewise, grazing land and fields for mowing as food for cattle have become widespread.

The municipality of Gijón still conserves a certain number of trees, notable in both size and state of conservation, such as:

Nature Monuments

Gijón has two Nature Monuments in its territory, according to the definition established by the Regulating Plan for the Natural Resources of Asturias (its Spanish acronym, PORNA):

Natural scenic vantage point

It is possible to contemplate splendid panoramic views of the borough from any of these three strategically situated natural vantage points: