1. Visit the Aquarium
Gijón/Xixón’s Aquarium is more than just an aquarium, it’s one of the most special locations in the city, and once you enter you don’t want the visit to end. It consists of 60 fresh and salt-water tanks, an auditorium for events, a classroom, and a recovery and conservation area for mammals and marine reptiles. The number of specimens is close to 5,000 belonging to some 300 different species.
2. Take a tour of the City’s museums
Another perfect plan if it rains is to visit the City’s museums. The Asturias Railway Museum, located in the old North Station of Gijón, is also dedicated to the preservation, research and diffusion of the history of the railway in Asturias. The Nicanor Piñole Museum is a monographic museum dedicated to the painter Nicanor Piñole, whose main objective is to make his career as an artist known, emphasizing its significance in the influence of the Art world both nationally and locally. The Jovellanos Family Home Museum, whose programme is centered on the study and diffusion of his illustrious figure, as well as the preservation, documentation, research and diffusion of the municipal artistic heritage. The site-museum of the Campo Valdés Roman Baths is a museum created to preserve research and publicize the remains a Roman-era baths. Evaristo Valle Foundation Museum is a museum dedicated to the career and work of Gijón/Xixón’s painter Evaristo Valle. For more information visit: : http://museos.gijon.es/page/4863-red-municipal-de-museos
3. Hop on the City Tour Bus
The Gijón/Xixón City Tour Bus is a comfortable way of traversing the city when it rains: hop on and see the city from your warm and comfy seat! It’s also perfect to save on transportation when the rain takes out the beauty from on foot visits.
4. Take a break in one of our cafés or restaurants
Wait for the sun in one of our cafés or restaurants. Relax and do some people watching from the windows of a café or restaurant in Gijón/Xixón. Moreover, the culinary experience is an important part of travelling, and rain can’t stop that! For more information visit: http://www.gijon.info/page/5104-saborea
5. Go shopping!
There are dozens of shops in the City’s centre, from famous chains to alternative shops, where you can shop all you want. We recommend the Ecologic and Artisan market celebrated the second weekend of each month.