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The University

I was able to wonder around taking pictures and later went up to the viewing gallery. I had an... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
tony b
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Lliria, Spain
Well worth the trip

Weather was bad so thought this would be a good trip to make. Couldn't book ticket on internet for... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
EleanorStoneham
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London, England, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Calle de Luis Moya Blanco 261, 33203, Gijon, Spain
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 January 2013

When we visited by chance, we were amazed at what we might have missed had we not taken the time and trouble to look. While visiting some nearby gardens we saw an intriguing church spire through the trees and went to investigate. We were stunned...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

So this tourist site is advertised as the largest building in Spain. I think that it is free to wander around it and the environs. If you want to see inside the church, theatre and tower then you have to book a tour guide. We...More

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PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you very much for your comment. The visit to the outside of Laboral City of Culture is free, but to access into the buildings it is necessary to participate in a guided tour. Tickets can be purchased from any mobile device. The guided tours...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

I was able to wonder around taking pictures and later went up to the viewing gallery. I had an English speaking guide that gave me a great insight into the different schools and campus. On a clear day, you can see for miles Its well...More

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PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you very mucho for your opinion.

Reviewed 19 July 2018

Weather was bad so thought this would be a good trip to make. Couldn't book ticket on internet for technical reasons so turned up for 12.30 tour on Wednesday and bought two tickets at information desk. May have been lucky - the group was nearly...More

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PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you very much for your opinion. The group size is about 55 people.

Reviewed 6 July 2018

So this tourist site is advertised as the largest building in Spain. I think that it is free to wander around it and the environs. If you want to see inside the church, theatre and tower then you have to book a tour guide. We...More

1  Thank Aequitas6
PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you very much for your comment. The visit to the outside of Laboral City of Culture is free, but to access into the buildings it is necessary to participate in a guided tour. Tickets can be purchased from any mobile device. The guided tours...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

The Laboral is home to a branch of the University of Oviedo and other cultural sites. While this building looks old, it was built by Franco in the 1940s-50s. It is the largest building in Spain. It is worth a visit, especially if you can...More

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PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you very much!!

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

On a sightseeing day in Gijon and came across beautiful churches. Well worth visiting. Not to be missed.

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PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you very much! Best regards,

Reviewed 27 April 2018

I was amazed by these buildings. The church looks just like the Sheldonian in Oxford. The gardens are lovely too. A shame they didn't have any postcards for sale - a bit strange when the tourism unviersity is based there.

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PromocionTcaCultural, Director Comercial at Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you very much for your opinnion. At the Laboral Reception you can find postcards for sale and other gifts such as T-shirts, magnets, notebooks... Best regards,

Reviewed 20 October 2017

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 24 October 2017

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 24 October 2017

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!

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Response from Brad H | Reviewed this property |
Although I have visited the Laboral many times, none of my visits have been as a tourist. There is a branch campus of the University of Oviedo in the complex, and I do work with some faculty there. I expect that there is... More
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Response from PromocionTcaCultural | Property representative |
Good morning: The access to the building is free. But there are two touristic services: guided visit (5 €) or up to the Mirador tower (2 €). Best regards,
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