Villa Romana de Veranes


About 12km southwest of Gijón lie the excavated remains of this 4th-century Roman villa. The main building was transformed into a church in the Middle Ages and some original Roman mosaics have survived. Hourly buses run from Gijón to Veranes (€1.50, 15 minutes). It’s 1km north off the ASII to Oviedo.

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1. Acuario

5.52 MILES

About 1.5km west from the Cimadevilla area, Gijón’s singular aquarium houses around 4000 specimens, from otters and penguins to sharks and starfish, in 12…

2. Museo del Ferrocarril de Asturias

5.61 MILES

Trains have played a big part in Asturias' story and Gijón’s excellent railway museum, housed in a 19th-century former station, has a fascinating…

3. Playa de Poniente

5.78 MILES

Playa de Poniente, to the west of Cimadevilla, has imported sand and is much broader than the east-side Playa de San Lorenzo. During Gijón’s famous late…

4. Playa de San Lorenzo

6.14 MILES

Spreading east from Cimadevilla, Gijón’s main city beach is a surprisingly good, clean 1.5km strip with a bit of surf, but it virtually disappears when…

5. Torre del Reloj

6.15 MILES

Built in 1572 atop the ruins of Gijón’s Roman walls, this striking, reddish-hued tower has a long and varied history, including stints as the city’s jail…

6. Roman Walls

6.16 MILES

Head west from Plaza de Jovellanos towards Calle Recoletas to find a reconstructed 850m-long remnant of Gijón’s Roman walls and towers, built between the…

7. Plaza de Jovellanos

6.18 MILES

An enticing web of narrow lanes and small squares wraps itself around the landward side of Cimadevilla, though the area was significantly damaged during…

8. Museo Casa Natal de Jovellanos

6.19 MILES

Dominating the Plaza de Jovellanos, the home of 18th century Enlightenment politician Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos now houses the Museo Casa Natal de…