The City of Culture
La Laboral City of Culture is the result of a transformation project the Government of the Principality of Asturias undertook in 2001 in order to give new life to the building of the old Laboral University of Gijón.
The project became a reality in March 2007: it was the birth of La Laboral City of Culture, an open and plural 21st Century cultural city, offering space for all kinds of shows and leisure proposals.
The headquarters of the Principality of Asturias Broadcasting Corporation in the old Convent of Clarissa nuns, LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre, the Integrated Professional Training Centre, the Corinthian Patio housing the Shop, the Tower, the College of Dramatic Art and Professional Dance, the Church, the Café, the Theatre, the Auditorium and the Jovellanos University College, are some of the spaces with their headquarters in the City of Culture.
The task of recovering the monumental building with new uses related to culture, training and creation, is still underway in a thrilling non-stop process, which will gradually add new spaces up until the completion of this singular city.