Gijón Things to Do
Gijon is a harbor town and it’s not too industrial. A walk along this harbor is an absolute must-do when in Gijon.
Plaza Mayor Bella
Gijon’s Plaza Mayor is one of the loveliest in Spain and a wonderful place to have lunch on a rainy afternoon.
Museo del Ferrocarril de Asturias
Situated in the former terminus of the Caminos de Hierro del Norte de España at the western end of the city center, this train museum site occupies over 17,000 square meters, with sufficient space for a restoration hall, under-cover exhibition area and even a dual-gauge railway which, on certain days, operate steam and diesel-hauled trains. Check with the museum for operating hours and discount rates.
Playa de San Lorenzon is the most popular beach in Spain. Sometimes it seems that half of Spain is here, there are so many people. Despite multitudes of tourists, the beach is clean and very pleasant. Tabby tents are a stable on the beach.
Rugged Coast Line
Past the harbor and the city center, Gijón has a beautiful rugged coast line. It’s refreshing to see that it has been left in its natural and beautiful state for the residents of this city to appreciate.
It’s very dramatic in the rain.
Termas Romanas de Campo Valdes were once public baths, constructed on the site of hot springs between the 1st and 4th centuries by the Romans who once occupied Gijon. For a small fee you can visit the site, and there’s free admission on Tuesdays.
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