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Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina)

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Neighbourhood: Cimadevilla
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Address: Gijon, Spain
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You need a picture with this monument for sure. Pictures don't do justice when you see how big it actually is. Definitely worth a trip.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bailey A
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You need a picture with this monument for sure. Pictures don't do justice when you see how big it actually is. Definitely worth a trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Just a little walk away from the city centre stands this monument whose shape amplifies the sound of the waves

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

If you visit Gijon Santa Catalina Headland is worth a visit. It's just minutes from the beach. To get there you have to climb a very steep hill so would be a problem for people with disabilities or the elderly. However the view is well worth it when you reach the top as you have a 180 degree view of... More 

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Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A pleasant garden area to walk around with some plaques in Spanish describing the battery. Amazing views over the sea. It takes you from the playa de Lorenzo around to the Puerto Deportivo

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South Coast UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The fortress on the headland is a great walk up from the port and displays this great piece of architecture above the low fortress buttresses that once protected the area.. The playa de Poniente is to the left and the sandy Playa de San Lorenzo to the right -

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very nice walk up from the old town, rewarded with some great views. A nice spot to stroll and spend an hour or so ambling.

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Eltham, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A winding path follows the coastline with great beach/ocean views and some interesting sculptures. Lovely place to enjoy nature.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Walking past by the church at one end of San Lorenzo's beach is one of the many lovely walks you can take in the area. You can make it a circular walk by going into the port after (and maybe having some Sardines and fresh cider) and going back to the main promenade via the Council's square.

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely little place to hang out, watch the water and the town (too bad the sun sets over the ugly industrial part and not over the sea). Lots of places to sit on benches or in the grass (watch out, there is a part where dogs run free and leave 'surprises' in the grass) You can also watch the skateboarders... More 

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Texas City, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Looks big when seeing it in a photo but it is an average size. Still a nice place to visit and enjoy the view of the ocean from this area.

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