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Oviedo historical and cultural city
Oviedo is a reference city of the north of the peninsula, in the Asturian capital there are a lot of options, both commercial and cultural to be done on a daily basis.
Get to Oviedo
To reach the capital of the Principality of Asturias can be done by road, plane or train. All of them are fantastic options, in addition to communications within the principality through the commuter network.
The Asturias Airport is only 40 minutes away from the city, with a high frequency of buses and Taxi services.
Old Town of Oviedo
The Cathedral of San Salvador de Oviedo
The Holy Church Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of San Salvador de Oviedo is a Gothic style cathedral that began to be built at the end of the 13th century and would not end until the 16th century. The cathedral mixes different styles, from pre-Romanesque to Baroque, passing through Romanesque and Renaissance.
It is located in the Plaza Alfonso II and without a doubt is one of the places you can not miss.
In the same plaza of Alfonso II el Chaste is the statue that honors the character of the novel by Leopoldo Alas “Clarín”.
The Plaza de la Escandalera
The square, rectangular in shape, marks the limit of the old town with the most commercial part of the city. On the other side of the street we find the Campoamor Theater and just in front of the Campo de San Francisco.
The San Francisco Field or Park
The Campo or Parque de San Francisco is about the lungs of the city, a perfectly integrated green environment within Oviedo. Full of trees, statues and ponds, you can see swans and peacocks roaming in the middle of their environment. A fantastic walk that can not be missed.
Seat of the Prince of Asturias prize is the opera house par excellence of Oviedo. Date of 1883 did not open to the public until 1892. This Theater would replace the performances that were previously carried out in the Fontán Theater, currently the Library of Asturias Ramón Pérez de Ayala.
The constitution square where the Oviedo City Hall building is located, previously called Plaza de la Ciudad, Plaza Mayor, Plaza Real and finally Plaza de la Constitución.
In this we also find the Church of San Isidoro, formerly part of the school of the order of the Jesuits of San Matías. This was demolished in 1873 for the construction of the Fontán market.
Plaza del Fontán
The perfect place to enjoy good ciders. In it you can also enjoy the activities of numerous folk groups where they perform music and traditional dances.
In it you can find local products and Asturian cuisine. It is a very active market where activities such as informative workshops are carried out. In the surroundings of the market on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings a market is established, you can not miss it.
Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias
The museum itself is a piece of art, installed in a set of buildings from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century, collecting more than 15,000 pieces from the 14th to the 21st centuries with works by El Greco, Picasso, Dalí and Miró.
Festivities of San Mateo
The festivities of San Mateo on September 21 of each year, are a precious moment to visit the city, its streets full of joy throughout the week culminate with the day of San Mateo in which citizens usually eat in the parks dishes traditional Asturian and its already known cider. In this party there are usually concerts and cultural events.
The eternal rival of Oviedo, Gijón also has charm. Strolling along its beach or downtown are two fantastic alternatives, as well as visiting the various iconic buildings of the city such as the Labor University.
Lakes of Covadonga and Picos de Europa
The lakes of Covadonga are a natural paradise within Asturias, postcard landscapes in the Picos de Europa, it is easy to take beautiful photos in these places since all the views are beautiful.
A tremendously popular town due to its charm, has not succumbed at all to the immensity of visitors that receives a year and still retains all its authenticity. Its medieval town and sailor is undoubtedly a great attraction. In the same town, great film productions have been shot, go and find the iconic spaces of films like “The Orphanage”.
Ribadesella is known for its famous Descent of the Sella, an annual gathering attended by thousands of people and that undoubtedly reinforce a tradition in which nature has a giant importance.