Gijón has a wide range of museums in the heart of the city. The railway, Evaristo Valle, Jovellanos, Veranes, Termas, LAB, Barjola...
Inaugurated in 1998, it is located in what used to be the Estación del Norte in Gijón and has one of the most important and numerous railway collections in Spain. The museum is characterized by the large amount of restored material, with more than a hundred locomotives, wagons and cars of up to seven different gauges.
Evaristo Valle Museum
Within some impressive and well-kept gardens with more than 16,000 square meters is the Evaristo Valle Museum. With several areas for temporary exhibitions, the museum has a permanent collection of more than a hundred works by the painter Evaristo Valle.
Museum of the People of Asturias
The Museum of the People of Asturias (Muséu del Pueblu d'Asturies) was created in 1968 with the aim of conserving, studying and disseminating the memory of the Asturian people. In a wooded enclosure of 35,000 square meters, houses, a wine press, granaries and bread baskets are combined. It has five exhibition areas: museography, music, photography, documentary and oral.
Jovellanos Birthplace Museum
In the heart of the Cimadevilla neighborhood is the palace-house, now converted into a museum, where the enlightened Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos was born and lived. Between the walls of this typical Asturian mansion there are more than 3,000 works including paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures, illustrations and photographs from numerous public and private donations.
Roman Villa of Veranes
Opened to the public in 2007, the Villa Romana de Veranes, known as Torrexón de San Pedro, is close to the old Roman route that connected Gijón with the capital, Asturica Augusta (Astoria). The remains of the town correspond to the Lower Empire (4th century AD).
Campa Torres Archaeological Park
Seven kilometers from the center of Gijón is the Campa Torres Archaeological-Natural Park. The museum is a fortified enclosure from the 6th-5th centuries BC located on a hill and next to the Cantabrian Sea. It is the largest Astur town on the entire coast.
Campo Valdés Roman Baths Museum
Located next to the San Lorenzo Beach, it is an excavation that offers a complete visit to the baths in the Roman world. It has a large number of rescued pieces and numerous rooms that still preserve some pictorial and decorative remains.
Within the walls of this museum we find in its permanent collection an important sample of the works of the painter Juan Barjola, one of the greatest exponents of subjective expressionism.
Nicanor Pinole Museum
The museum houses the collection of drawings and paintings that Enriqueta Ceñal (widow of the painter Nicanor Piñole) donated to the city of Gijón. The permanent exhibition preserves a wide selection of oil paintings, sketches and drawings by one of the main Asturian painters of the early 20th century.
Labor Art Center
Next to the Universidad Laboral, the LAB (Laboral Center for Art and Industrial Creation) is an exhibition center dedicated to art, science, technology and advanced visual industries. It has temporary exhibitions and other events.
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