AND WHAT IF IT RAINS?
What if it rains?
The big question from our guests is what to do when it is raining or it rains in Asturias. Of course, there are a lot of sunny days despite our fame but you also we are prepared for the rain. We have a lot of ideas for you, whether you are traveling alone, with your partner, friends or with the whole family.
Also, we recommend you to discover the advantages of the Cultural Passport. We are one of the collaborators of this initiative and you can get it directly at our hotel.
We recommended to plan your visit, enter on the website and reserve our ticket. If you need help to do this part online, we will help you at reception. Please, always wear warm clothing and appropriate footwear, as it is muddy, wet and slippery terrain.
Tito Bustillo: It is one of the world´s Paleolithic cave art sites. The Worls Heritage Committee recognised on 7 July 2008 as one of the paleolithic cave in the world. Of the twelve collections that form it, only the Main Panel can be visited during certain months of the year in order to help with the preservation and conservation of the Cave. General admission: 5.45€ y reduced admission 3.29€.
Pindal: is located at the mouth of the River Cares-Deva, at the eastern end of Asturias, in a section of the coastal strip known as Cape San Emeterio. It has a single entrance above the sea, overlooking the coastline, and a longitudinal gallery of 600 metres in length, only the first 300 of which can be visited. Divided into five areas, this Magdalenian site houses zoomorphic representations such as deer, horses, bison, as well as a noteworthy fish and mammoth. The paintings in El Pindal Cave were most likely done in different moments during the Magdalenian culture, and probably even before, over a broad period of time ranging between 18,000 and 13,000 years ago. Reservation at number phone: 608 17 52 84 . General ticket: 3,13 €, Children ticket (from 7 to 12 years old) y over 65 years old: 1,62 €. Free tour on wednesdays.
Soplao: 100% accesible. It is a treasure for all those who visit it. They can explore it during a route that is surprising due to the abundance, spectacularity and diversity of its eccentric formations. A true play of shadows and lights and a festival of sensations. Apart from its enormous geological value, the cave and its surroundings contain an exceptional industrial and archaeological heritage, with more than 20 km of tunnels. The mining activity has also left its mark on the exterior: derricks, calcining furnaces, washing facilities, workshops, etc. The mining work was dedicated to the extraction of blende and galena, two of the best ores for obtaining zinc and plomo, respectively. General ticket : 13€, Children ticket – from 0 to 3 years old- : free, Children ticket from 4 to 6 years old: 10.50€, over 65 years old, studients and disabled 10€ (are required accreditation).
Museum Etnográfico del Oriente de Asturias (Porrúa): Teresa Sordo and her husband Luis Haces, natives of Porrúa and residents in México donated the land and houses of Llacín to the village of Porrúa. Due to this donation it was founded the Cultural Association Llacín, which promoted the creation of this museum, opened the 10th July 2000. Its seat is made up by a group of rural buildings erected in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. An hórreo (raised granary) of the eighteenth century has been added to this group. The museum is placed in a property planted with different kinds of trees, among which stands out a big avocado tree with a trunk of 7 meters of perimeter and more than 20 meters high, coming from México and planted in 1906.
The organisation of the halls follows two models. Some halls are devoted to show different settings, like the stable, the ciderpress and the house with its rooms, and others to present thematic exhibitions: a collection of pots of enamelled iron or china; cheese and butter; tilemakers or tamargos of Llanes; textile processes; trades; agricultural tools and wagons. The museum has also a temporary exhibition hall. General ticket: 2€, Children ticket (from 5 to 14 years old): 0.70€; Tuesday free admission.
Emigration Museum Fundation (Colombres): located in a magestic bulding which is call La Quinta de Guadalupe. This emigration museum also offers a noteworthy contribution on the industrial history of Asturian entrepreneurs who promoted and undertook economic activities in other countries, mainly in Latin America. There is a nice romantic garden around for have a walk. General ticket: 6€ y Children ticket: 3€.
Museo Jurásico de Asturias, MUJA (Colunga): good recommendation for the littles ones of the family. his museum is set in a spectacular building in the form of a dinosaur print with wonderful views of the port and local beaches. It has 2,500 square metres of exhibition floor, where visitors can see everything from amazing dinosaur reproductions to huge skeletons and footprints made by these animals. The exhibition provides a fun way to discover the different ages of the earth’s history and the way dinosaurs lived on the Asturias coast millions of years ago. General ticket: 7.21€, Reduced ticket: 4.75€, Free access with previous invitation every Wednesday.
Aquarium: located in Gijón. Another perfect plan with kids. It consists of 60 fresh and saltwater aquariums to get to know in detail the flora and fauna of the world’s seas. You will be able to see 4000 animals of 400 different species during the visit. General ticket: 15€, Children ticket (from 3 to 14 years old) 7.50€, over 65 years old: 10€; Reduced ticket (disabled) : 7€.
Remember the cities…
Llanes is nearby to many options. In less than one hour by car I find Oviedo with its cathedral and the pre-Romanesque monuments, Gijón with the wall, the beach and the neighborhood of Cimadevilla or Avilés with the Niemeyer Center.
Avilés with its beautiful arcaded streets and its incomparable historical center is a magical city. It also has some of the most recommended restaurants and cider houses throughout Asturias