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Where in Spain Wednesday – Gijón’s Eulogy to the Horizon

This curvy sculpture sits atop a green hilly park in Gijón, Asturias, overlooking the sea and the stunning Asturian coastline. 


It’s called the Elogio del Horizonte – the Eulogy to the Horizon – is by sculptor Eduardo Chillida. It’s perched high above the city in the Cimavilla neighborhood. Apart from being a pretty fascinating structure, it’s also the ideal spot to sit and watch the sea.

If you stand right in the middle of this sculpture, all the sounds of the sea are amplified. The swishing and hissing of the wind and waves seems like it’s right above your head.

Watching the late afternoon sun set over the rolling Asturian coastline from here was a lovely relaxing way  to end a long day of travel. The countryside glowed golden in the low sun, and the sounds of the sea and fresh air were the perfect remedy for a tired, aching body.

Even though Gijón wasn’t my favorite city in Asturias, I really loved this spot. (P.S. my final post about Asturias is finally coming up! Look out for it early next week. UPDATE: you can see it here! )



18 thoughts on “Where in Spain Wednesday – Gijón’s Eulogy to the Horizon

  1. Oh wow, I didn’t know Eduardo Chillida had other public open air sculptures! I’ve seen the more famous Peine del Viento in San Sebastian. If I ever go to Gijon, I’ll keep an eye out for this one!

  2. Going to Asturias in t-2 weeks!
    will stay in Gijon for 3 days so after my visit will have to compare notes about it- won’t ask you just yet why you didn’t like it.
    haven’t heard of this sculptor yet but will keep my eyes open in San Sebastian in march and in Gijon!

  3. I have also seen his other sculpture, El Peine del Viento, in San Sebastian. I love these contemporary sculptures that sort of interact with nature in some way… and especially how Spain seems to embrace these artists more than other countries. 🙂

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  5. Hmmmm …. I never seen it, nor was aware when I was there. As a matter of fact, I’ve never seen any bloggers post something about. A rare, unique find, Jessica. I love, love the roundabouts in Spain. They always have something, sculpture, statue, any art, what-have-you’s.

  6. I spent 5 months in Asturias and loved every minute of it. Colloquially, this sculpture is called “El water de King Kong” or King Kong’s Water Closet.

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