Gijón Municipal Archives


Gijón Municipal Archives

Clock Tower, Cimadevilla

It is one of the oldest city services, mentioned as early as 1560, yet properly established in 1989.

Its collection includes 2,272 boxes of business documents including samples, photographs, plans, etc. Some important documents in the collection come from companies such as Astilleros del Cantábrico y Riera (Cantabrian and Riera Shipbuilders), Almacenes La Sirena (The Siren Department Store) and the Monasterio Business Group. It is located at the Clock Tower, a reconstruction of the medieval tower which served as City Hall and even prison before its demolition in 1911.