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Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura

Calle de Luis Moya Blanco 261, 33203, Gijon, Spain
+34 902 30 66 00
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Excellent spot with late 50-60's architecture

Worth visiting it and try to get a guide for the visit. Check the timetable for them as if you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LuVives
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Barcelona, Spain
Stunning University

This is probably one of the most beautiful university buildings I've ever visited. Probably the... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Jose Luis G
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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura es el resultado de un proyecto de transformacion que el Gobierno del Principado de Asturias acometio en 2001 con el fin de dar nueva vida al edificio de la antigua Universidad Laboral de Gijon.El proyecto vio la luz en marzo de 2007: nacia Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, una ciudad cultural del siglo XXI, abierta plural, en la que hay espacio para todo tipo de espectaculos y propuestas de ocio.La sede de Radiotelevision del Principado de Asturias en el antiguo Convento de las Clarisas, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial, el Centro Integrado de Formacion Profesional, el Patio Corintio que alberga la Tienda, la Torre, la Escuela de Arte Dramatico y Profesional de Danza, la Iglesia, el Cafe, el Teatro, el Paraninfo y la Facultad de Comercio, Turismo y Ciencias Sociales "Jovellanos", son algunos de los espacios que tienen su sede en la Ciudad de la Cultura.La tarea de recuperacion del monumental edificio con nuevos usos relacionados con la cultura, la formacion y la creacion, aun esta en marcha, en un apasionante proceso que no cesa y en el que nuevos espacios se iran sumando de forma paulatina hasta completar una ciudad singular.Laboral City of Culture is the result of a transformation project the Government of the Principality of Asturias undertook in 2001 in order to give new life to the building of the old Laboral University of Gijon.The project became a reality in March 2007: it was the birth of La Laboral City of Culture, an open and plural 21st Century cultural city, offering space for all kinds of shows and leisure proposals.The headquarters of the Principality of Asturias Broadcasting Corporation in the old Convent of Clarissa nuns, LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre, the Integrated Professional Training Centre, the Corinthian Patio housing the Shop, the Tower, the College of Dramatic Art and Professional Dance, the Church, the Cafe, the Theatre, the Auditorium and the Jovellanos University College, are some of the spaces with their headquarters in the City of Culture.The task of recovering the monumental building with new uses related to culture, training and creation, is still underway in a thrilling non-stop process, which will gradually add new spaces up until the completion of this singular city.
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Calle de Luis Moya Blanco 261, 33203, Gijon, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth visiting it and try to get a guide for the visit. Check the timetable for them as if you visit it by free you won't be able to get into the Theater and the church. I've miss them and I regret it.

Thank LuVives
PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your opinion, you can only access to the Theater and the church accompanied by a Laboral's guide.

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This is probably one of the most beautiful university buildings I've ever visited. Probably the education level is not as good and recognized as Harvard, Trinity or Cambridge, but for sure the architectural design is way better and much more beautiful. Allow 1 hour for...More

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PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much!!

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Legacy from a diferent era which made posible architectural structures so imposing. Amazing that this whas a intern school for orfans throughout Spain.

Thank Dirk N
PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

Thank you very much!

Reviewed 22 October 2016

wow what a building. Its huge and a stunning building. I only got to see the courtyard and outside of the building, as there was no tours on the day I was there.

Thank kizer99
PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thank you very much, guided tours are available from Wednesdays to Fridays in low season. Regards,

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A large series of buildings that Franco ordered built to assist with the education of miners children during his time. It is now used as a university but is able to be visited free of charge (access to tower requires a fee). Fascinating insight into...More

Thank Stevo F
PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thank you very much. Regards,

Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is said to be the largest building in Spain. Beautiful grounds and wonderful central court. It's design is based on the Parthenon. At one end of the courtyard is the church the floor of which is entirely made of marble. The tower is modeled...More

Thank John J
PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2016

Thank you very much!

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I didn't get the opportunity to stop over and visit the interior, but from the outside, this building is quite impressive.

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PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Thank you very much for your opinion

Reviewed 21 June 2016

It is a nice place to go for a tour and get wonderful views of Gijon. There is a nice terrace to have something drink and kids can run free.

Thank MomoDiego
PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Thank you for your opinión!

Reviewed 7 June 2016

the viewpoint, has beautiful views and architecture is fantastic,, very nice, I recommend the visit.

Thank james k
PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2016

Thank yoy very much! Regards,

Reviewed 28 May 2016

We have been here several times, mainly for a drink, to eat or to the art gallery. It really is a special place, the gallery always has good interactive exhibitions and the architecture is in part beautiful and in part a reminder of Francoesque posturing...More

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PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

Thank you very much for your opinion, we regret that you have the feeling that Laboral City of Culture is empty. Every day about 4,000 people study, work or are users of any service that we offer. Sign boards are Spanish / English bilingual and...More

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