Asturian cuisine with seafood roots
The gastronomic offer of the Parador de Gijón identifies with its surroundings. It is committed to quality products and Asturian specialities, with an updated cuisine in terms of preparation and presentation. The most emblematic Asturian dishes are present in a menu with a marked seafood character due to the richness of fish and seafood provided by the Cantabrian Sea.
Cult of cider
In the new space Llar de Molín you will be able to taste a snack of appetising and suggestive dishes paired with cider. Along with Asturian cheeses and cured meats, there are classic recipes such as fabada (bean stew), scorpion fish pie or the popular cachopo (breaded and filled steak), along with seafood dishes such as cream of velvet crab with crunchy prawns, a savoury version of frixuelos (crepes) stuffed with veal or the famous stuffed onions.
Type of kitchen
Traditional from Asturias
Asturian cheeses, fabes con su compango (bean stew with sausages), tortos con picadillo (corn tarts with minced sausages), frixuelos, arroz con leche (rice pudding).
History, nature and cuisine by the Cantabrian Sea
From here you can walk to the beach of San Lorenzo, which joins the city to the Cantabrian Sea, or stroll through the seaside neighbourhood of Cimadevilla and the mount of Santa Catalina, where you can see Chillida's sculpture "In Praise of the Horizon", in addition to a beautiful panoramic view of the Cantabrian coast. You’ll also find the Aquarium and the plant museum of the Botanical Garden near the Parador
Gijón’s old quarter has essential sites such as the Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, the largest building in Spain, a former university now converted into a cultural space where you can attend exhibitions and head up to the lookout point of La Torre, for impressive views of the entire city. From Gijón you can also visit other seaside towns such as Candás or Luanco; bathe in their beaches and visit the Maritime Museum.