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Parador® Gijon

Hotel Molino Viejo

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A one hundred year old mill has been converted into a four star hotel in one of the most beautiful sites in Gijon

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The Gijon Parador® occupies an old hundred year old mill located in the Isabel la Catolica Park, one of the most beautiful spots of the town of Gijon.
restaurant at Parador of Gijon
From its former use, there is an ancient water course and a beautiful mill pond providing harmony and tranquillity to the area.

San Lorenzo beach is close by enabling an enjoyable stay here for many unforgettable days.

The interior recreates a cozy atmosphere with comfortable and sunny facilities. The bar is particularly attractive overlooking a small island with many types of birds enjoying the water including black and white swans.

In accordance with the tradition of the Paradors®, the restaurant specialises in local dishes. It also has a gluten free menu.

At the Molino Viejo the most famous dishes are:

"Fabada" which is a rich stew of beans, pork, etc. and ("fabes") are also included in the preparation of many other dishes;
"Caldereta de marisco" is a delightful fish stew;
"Chopa a la sidra" is locally caught fish cooked in cider;
"Merluza con cocochas" which is a hake based dish;
"Pote Asturiano", a vegetable and pork soup which may be served at the end of the meal unless requested at the beginning (also ask for it very hot);

The dessert menu includes rice pudding, "frixuelos" (cream filled wafers) and "casadielles" (fried sweet with dried fruit).
garden at Gijon Parador Spain
Try the wines from the Galicia region with your meal including the Ribeiros and Valdeorras.

Lovers of Asturias cider "sidra", and others, should ask to see the special room reserved for drinking this regional specialty.

Gijon is a busy town originally based on the fishing port. The fishing boats at anchor in the harbour at high tides can be seen six hours later lying on the sand. Cimadevilla, the sailors' quarter in the town is worth a visit.

Places in Gijon worth visiting include the Church of San Juan Bautista, the Museum and the house of Jovellanos.

An interesting day trip is a visit to the striking mountains known as Picos de Europa. The driving can be broken with visits to the cathedral of Oviedo and the sanctuary of Covadonga.
bedroom in Parador de Gijon

Other places to visit include the wildlife reserve of Muniellos, and the lakes of Enol and Ercina.

Festivals in Gijon include El Antroxu which is held on Carnival Tuesday (the last day before lent), the Black Week which is held in July) and the celebration of the day of San Miguel which is September 29th. For film lovers, there is a Cinema Festival held every year in November.

The Parador® of Gijon has thirty four twin bedded rooms, five rooms with a double bed and a single room.
All rooms have a private bathroom and there is a telephone, satellite television, safe and  mini bar.

There is heating, air conditioning, piped music, meeting rooms, currency exchange, lift, satellite television, free internet access in communal areas, parking facilities (without security and limited places), garden, children's play area, restaurant and bar. The Parador® has facilities for the disabled.

Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 45 kms, train station is 2 kms away and the nearest port is 3 kms away.

Animals are not allowed.

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Parador® Gijon
Parque Isabel la Catolica, s/n
33203 Gijon, Asturias
Latitude: 43 32' 7.9434" N (43.53513273849857)
Longitude: 5 38' 24.8274" W (-5.6396931409835815)
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The Parador® hotel of Gijon is based on an old mill on a beautiful sites in Gijon.