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Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina)

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Address: Gijon, Spain
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2016
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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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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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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London
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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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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Green and so beautiful.You will see people walking their dogs or enjoying in family. We walked on a sunday afternoon and it wasn't even crowded. Nice spot for taking photos!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

It doesnt get much better than this for a picnic spot of the wearher is warm and still, as it may grt slightly windy up here sometimes, however, ot will not be hard to find a few sheltered spots under the trees or walls.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

The Catalina Headland is worth a visit. You can drive virtually to the edge of it and then walk the rest of the way. The old battery/fort on the top of the hill was interesting and well signposted. The sculpture offered very nice views of the surrounding headlands and beaches. A pleasant location.

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