Gijon, Laboral The City of Culture

Built in Gijón between 1946 and 1956, the Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura building has taking on many guises throughout its lifetime.
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Originally built as an orphanage to care for children who had lost their parents in mining accidents, Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura was renovated and re-opened in 2007 and still operates as an Institute of education but is also home to a local television station, a school of dramatic arts, a stunning theater, a very prestigious  LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Art and Industrial Creation Centre) as well as many offices dedicated to research and development and tourism.

The main complex is made up of a large gated entrance, a courtyard, a church with one of the largest elliptical domes in the world, the tallest stone clock tower in Spain, a theater and many workshop areas. In its surrounds there are many other places of interest including the botanical gardens and a LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Art and Industrial Creation Centre)Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura itself is considered to be the largest stone construction building ever made in Spain.

Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura is a unique structure that creates a sense of awe when first visited. The classical industrial architecture holds many wonders and secrets in its walls and time will pass unnoticed as visitors walk through the corridors of this magnificent building.

15 Apr, 2015
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