Founded nearly 3,000 years ago as a fishing village, Gijón is an important port on the Atlantic coast of Spain. The historic fishing village, known as Cimadevilla, is located on a peninsula that divides the port in half. The village is the main tourist attraction of the city. Take a hike up to Cerro de Santa Catalina and admire the magnificent view of the outstretched coastline forming the port. On the very edge of the peninsula, see Eligio del Horizonte, or `Eulogy to the Horizon`.Moreover, once famous for its industrial background, the city has since reinvented itself with modern seafront promenades, lively restaurants and cultural landmarks.