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Two monks and a hill… When Máximo and Fromestano founded a monastery dedicated to San Vicente, little did they know that it was to become the Iberian Peninsula’s first Christian capital.
The founding of Oviedo has all the legendary epic ingredients of all great deeds and cities. Since ancient times, it retains its monastic and regal mark, and continues to be the original reference point for the original or Primitive Way of St James , the pilgrims’ road to Santiago de Compostella which was likewise founded by an Asturian king, Alfonso II .
The Asturian capital is hospitable and dynamic, a place where you can experience something different every day. It also boasts an intense cultural and commercial life. Human in scale,it is an easy city to stroll around, with every corner holding an unexpected sensation: the Fontán market, a Pre-Romanesque fountain called La Foncalada, a cathedral with both a Gothic and a Romanesque tower, a historic town that has been a source of inspiration for writers such as Clarín and Pérez de Ayala, contemporary civil architecture and an intense cultural agenda that includes the opera season and the Prince of Asturias Awards Ceremony, among other major events.
That’s Oviedo… monastic and regal, on St James’ Way, a beacon of Christianity in the Late Middle Ages, which still safeguards among its relics a universal reference: the Holy Shroud.
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