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Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura

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Address: Calle de Luis Moya Blanco 261, 33203 Gijon, Spain
Phone Number: 902 306 600
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Description: Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura es el resultado de un proyecto de...
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura es el resultado de un proyecto de transformacion que el Gobierno del Principado de Asturias acometio en 2001 con el fin de dar nueva vida al edificio de la antigua Universidad Laboral de Gijon.El proyecto vio la luz en marzo de 2007: nacia Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, una ciudad cultural del siglo XXI, abierta plural, en la que hay espacio para todo tipo de espectaculos y propuestas de ocio.La sede de Radiotelevision del Principado de Asturias en el antiguo Convento de las Clarisas, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial, el Centro Integrado de Formacion Profesional, el Patio Corintio que alberga la Tienda, la Torre, la Escuela de Arte Dramatico y Profesional de Danza, la Iglesia, el Cafe, el Teatro, el Paraninfo y la Facultad de Comercio, Turismo y Ciencias Sociales "Jovellanos", son algunos de los espacios que tienen su sede en la Ciudad de la Cultura.La tarea de recuperacion del monumental edificio con nuevos usos relacionados con la cultura, la formacion y la creacion, aun esta en marcha, en un apasionante proceso que no cesa y en el que nuevos espacios se iran sumando de forma paulatina hasta completar una ciudad singular.Laboral City of Culture is the result of a transformation project the Government of the Principality of Asturias undertook in 2001 in order to give new life to the building of the old Laboral University of Gijon.The project became a reality in March 2007: it was the birth of La Laboral City of Culture, an open and plural 21st Century cultural city, offering space for all kinds of shows and leisure proposals.The headquarters of the Principality of Asturias Broadcasting Corporation in the old Convent of Clarissa nuns, LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre, the Integrated Professional Training Centre, the Corinthian Patio housing the Shop, the Tower, the College of Dramatic Art and Professional Dance, the Church, the Cafe, the Theatre, the Auditorium and the Jovellanos University College, are some of the spaces with their headquarters in the City of Culture.The task of recovering the monumental building with new uses related to culture, training and creation, is still underway in a thrilling non-stop process, which will gradually add new spaces up until the completion of this singular city.
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Great exhibition on history of Laboral

Took a bus ride to get out here, but well worth the effort. There is a fabulous exposition going on now about the history of the school in the 1950s-1960s, when it was somewhat of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Took a bus ride to get out here, but well worth the effort. There is a fabulous exposition going on now about the history of the school in the 1950s-1960s, when it was somewhat of a social experiment in educating young men. Furniture, factory machines, medical equipment, sports equipment -- all actually used by/for the students -- are beautifully displayed... More 

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Recrea P, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinión. More 

Gijon, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

There are many activities on the Laboral, one I would like to recommend is the kids camp. It has a good timing that allows you to work (it's difficult to find one these days), they focus on art activites to let the kids imagine and do. Quite recommendable!!

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Muchas gracias. Es uno de nuestros productos estrella y estamos encantados de seguir adelante con el gracias a la respuesta... More 

Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

free to get in, but a small charge to go up the tower, using a lift thank goodness!! Fabulous view from up there. The gardens are a funny mix of flowers, trees, and, seemingly, abandoned games pitches, and yet that just adds to the unique charm of the place. There is a cafe/restaurant.

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Recrea P, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion. We have also guided visits in case you are interested. More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

we stopped here for a short visit and what a lovely place. it was built for the miner orphans many years ago.you can go up the tower if you want to.we did not.also the church along side of the tower was never used as a church.it also it has lovely gardens where you can sit and relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I visited this cultural center in connection with that I attended a conference in the city. The welcome and welcome dinner was held at the site. We got a 1.5-hour guided tour , followed by a welcome drink in the church and dinner on the stage of the theater. Super good attraction and delicious food

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Recrea P, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinnion. Best regards, More 

Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went there for a concert. The sound was great in the central playground. The venue deserves a special place in the social and cultural history in Gijón.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

You shouldn't miss a short visit to this group of intriguing buildings on the edge of town. Franco built the complex for the orphans of miners as a vocational training centre and it is impressive in scale and ambition. The symbology of that regime can still be seen in this neo-classical, frankly Disney-esque, oddity. After some years of neglect the... More 

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Recrea P, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your oppinion. The City of Culture has a Visitors’ Reception Centre located at the entrance to the building, which also serves as a shop and information point, as well as being the starting point for guided tours. The guided tours around La Laboral shed light on its architecture, history and current uses, and also include... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We attended a business conference here. The buildings are interesting and it's worth a look - the view from the gardens is lovely and we enjoyed lounging there watching the world over lunch breaks.

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Recrea P, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion, Laboral Culture City is an environment open to everything that happens in the worlds of art, research and new tecnologies. But Laboral also offers its facilities to companies. The many halls and spaces in this monumental building will meet the needs of anyone who wishes to take advantage on this very special environment.... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I attended a conference here, but I would recommend a visit just see the place. It is apparently a Franco era edifice that looks like cross between a military complex, an overgrown monastery, and a prison. The architecture is pseudo baroque. But it's such a weird hodgepodge, that it's worth seeing. As a convention center, it's quite pleasant with a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I attended a conference here. Nice spaces, dramatic setting. Food from the cafeteria was hit or miss, but very convenient.

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