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Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina)

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Address: Gijon, Spain
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Great views and a pleasant walk

Walking past by the church at one end of San Lorenzo's beach is one of the many lovely walks you can take in the area. You can make it a circular walk by going into the port... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marta F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking past by the church at one end of San Lorenzo's beach is one of the many lovely walks you can take in the area. You can make it a circular walk by going into the port after (and maybe having some Sardines and fresh cider) and going back to the main promenade via the Council's square.

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Gouda, Nederland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place to hang out, watch the water and the town (too bad the sun sets over the ugly industrial part and not over the sea). Lots of places to sit on benches or in the grass (watch out, there is a part where dogs run free and leave 'surprises' in the grass) You can also watch the skateboarders... More 

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Texas City, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looks big when seeing it in a photo but it is an average size. Still a nice place to visit and enjoy the view of the ocean from this area.

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

A lot of history here, enjoyed sitting inside the sculpture, looking over the Ocean.Once we walked back to the city of Gijon, one can see it from afar. and it was still impressive.

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Thank downsouth20
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

A nice walk up from the Old Town. The best bit is walking inside and hearing the sound of the sea eerily reflected from the sculpture itself.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Not sure why this monument/sculpture is there but why not. A good walk to the top and great views out to sea and the port. Good route for joggers as we saw quite a few. Quite windy so if it is cool take a jacket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The pleasant km walk from the old town is rewarded with an extraordinary experience. Stand in the centre of the sculpture and listen to the sea - some 30m below - roaring above your head. It may be a trick of acoustics but it's fun. Don't be like several other people we saw who walked up but just looked, presumably... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the stroll up, and the acoustics inside amplify the ocean, quite neat. Some of our party found it quite boring, but it would be a wonderful place to bring a picnic and just enjoy the view and the grass lawn.

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

High up in the city of Gijon the headland offers amazing views over the bay. A bit of a climb up the slope with nice grassy areas to have picnics on. It's nice to walk around the old army place underneath.

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Meols, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Lovely views over the headland out to sea but that's about all. Nice walk. Old army defences not open on the day we visited.

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