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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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The guided tour

The guided tour really pays off! It's cheap and you get to see lots of areas usually closed to the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Claudia78_12
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Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal
Begging for a film

When are they going to write the novel, make the series, film the film in this place? Mussolini was... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
mhart2016
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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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 5 weeks ago

The guided tour really pays off! It's cheap and you get to see lots of areas usually closed to the public and get to know the history of this place. In the end you go up to the tower and have access to the incredible...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 12 October 2017

When are they going to write the novel, make the series, film the film in this place? Mussolini was green with envy at this fastuous palace built in the middle of nowhere by a dictator in "atonement" for having murdered miners as an orphanage 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 7 October 2017

The huge building, that includes a church and a theatre - that only can be visited on guided tours - was built in the forties, as a technical university during Franco Regime. You can also climb to the top of the tower using a fast...More

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PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you very much!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Beautiful technical university built in the 1950s. While it is not currently utilized to its full capacity, it is a wonderful place to visit. In addition, the campus offers many events such as concerts, entertainment, theater, etc.

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PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you very much!

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Worth a stop to visit. Check the opening times, and guided visit times. You cannot visit free. Worth the effort. Outstanding culture complex. Great architecture.

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PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you very much! You can visit the Laboral for free but you will not be able to access into the theater, the church or go up to de mirador of the tower. Best regards,

Reviewed 25 May 2017

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 29 May 2017

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 22 May 2017

Thank you very much!!

Reviewed 18 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.

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PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 23 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.

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PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 25 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

1  Thank Stevo F
PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Thank you very much. Regards,

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