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Address: Calle de Luis Moya Blanco 261, 33203, Gijon, Spain
Phone Number: +34 902 30 66 00
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Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura es el resultado de un proyecto de...

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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amazing building

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 review

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

Eltham, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 Spain's recent history.

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

Thank you very much. Regards, More 

Rocky River, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 after the tower at the Cathedral of Seville. Fun to walk around the whole property... More 

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

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 review

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

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

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

Thank yoy very much! Regards, More 

Gijon, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 with those austere, imposing buildings. What always is surprising is how empty the place is-... More 

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

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 have information brochures in English, French, German. On the other hand, on our website, has... More 

Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Our hosts drove us over here and though it seemed nearly empty, no classes today I suppose, the structures were amazing. The impressive Church structure with outdoor mosaics was quite beautiful. Well worth the drive to visit here before entering Gijon city centre

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

Thank you very much! Nowadays the Integrated Professional Training Centre, the College of Dramatic Art and Professional Dance, and the Jovellanos University College, are some of the educational spaces with their headquarters in the City of Culture. Regards, More 

Derry, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

This is a huge building. They say the biggest in spain. Originally built as an orphanage! It is an amazing building, go into courtyard and see the church.

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Recrea P, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinnion. Regards, More 

Long Beach, California
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Took a bus ride to get out here, but well worth the effort. There is a fabulous exposition going on now about the history of the school in the 1950s-1960s, when it was somewhat of a social experiment in educating young men. Furniture, factory machines, medical equipment, sports equipment -- all actually used by/for the students -- are beautifully displayed... More 

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Recrea P, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this review

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