What to visit in Oviedo?
The Holy Church Basilica Metropolitan Cathedral of San Salvador, what's it called, It is predominantly Gothic in style, although it presents constructive characteristics from the pre-Romanesque to the baroque.
Its architecture aims to express, symbolically, the desire for God that nests in the heart of man and that manifests itself through an impulse towards infinity expressed in a volume with a tendency towards the top.
The Cathedral has many attractive elements, although the most valuable space is the Holy Chamber, where religious relics such as the Holy Ark or the Victory Cross are found.
Direction: Plaza Alfonso II
Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias
The most important art museum in Asturias that occupies nothing more and nothing less than 3 buildings, The Palace of Velarde, the House of Oviedo-Portal and the extension in the House of Solís-Carbajal.
There are extensive and interesting collections of works and authors with names like El Greco, Dalí, Goya, Picasso and Zurbarán. A selection of authors from the 14th to the 21st century.
Direction: Calle Sta. mother
Archaeological Museum of Asturias
Located in the old monastery of San Vicente, is a state-owned institution, attached to the Ministry of Culture and from 1991 its management has been transferred to the Principle of Asturias.
In the museum we can take an interactive journey from prehistory to the times of the Kingdom of Asturias. Next to the Museum of Fine Arts, It is another of the must-see museums.
Direction: San Vicente Street
In the Plaza de la Constitución we can find the Oviedo Town Hall built on the old city wall and the Church of San Isidoro, built in the 16th century.
It is a central area of Oviedo just 5 minutes from the cathedral.
Direction: Constitution Plaza
Church of San Isidoro
It is a church and parish located in the Plaza de la Constitución. It has its antecedents in the disappeared Romanesque church of San Isidro that currently only conserves the arch of the access portal.
Its Jesuit typology of a nave of 4 sections with open and communicating side chapels.
Direction: Constitution Plaza
Next to the Plaza de la Constitución we find the most picturesque urban space in Oviedo. Its colorful buildings and peaceful atmosphere make it a unique resource. In the middle of the square we can find some symbolic statues of the Burra, the Milkmaid and the Fish Seller and the Fishmonger.
Direction: Trascorrales square
Market and Plaza de El Fontán
The market was built at the end of the 19th century on top of the Jesuit college and contains a glass structure that contains various shops and establishments to enjoy Asturian gastronomy.
Square, located in the core of the market, it was built in the 18th century. The facade has been restored several times.
Direction: Arch street shoes
Devised in the 16th century by the Catholic Archbishop Fernando Valdés Salas, is one of the first universities in Spain. The statue of Fernando Valdés Salas is located in the center of the patio.
One of the curiosities of the university are the bullets in the walls due to the revolution of the miners of 1934.
Direction: San Francisco street
The Plaza de la Escandalera that links the commercial area, the old town and the political center of the city, It is known for the presence of the Campoamor Theater, place where the Princess of Asturias Awards ceremony is held; the Caja de Asturias or the Thermometer Building.
In this square is the commemorative plaque to the old carbayón that was in that place for centuries until its demolition in 1879. There is also the statue La Maternidad by Fernando Botero.
Direction: Escandalera Square
It was founded in 1892 and created to represent operas and theatrical functions due to the floating bourgeoisie that was beginning to be found in the city. Today it is known for holding the Princess of Asturias Awards event.
Opera activities are currently held throughout the year, in summer theatrical visits are added.
Direction: Pelayo Street
Palace of exhibitions and congresses
Designed by the famous architect Calatrava in 2011. Has a concrete surface, steel and glass in the shape of a shell and giant ribs accessed from a glass surface.
One of the most attractive points of the palace is its interior, designed to generate good acoustics.
Direction: Arturo Álvarez Buylla Street
Las Caldas Spa
On the outskirts of Oviedo, just 9 km, there is a thermal village designed by Ventura Rodríguez in the 18th century. It was built for rheumatic disorders until at the beginning of the 19th century it became a place for wellness and physical preparation after a restoration..
The spa is divided into a Gran Hotel, the Royal Spa and the Aquaxana Thermal Center.
Direction: Las Caldas
San Miguel de Lillo Church
Pre-Romanesque church located on Mount Naranco and built by King Ramiro I. It was declared by Unesco, World Heritage Site in 1985.
A small earthquake in the 10th century wiped out a large part of the church, nowadays, we can only see a third of the church. The visit of the church can only be with a guide.
Direction: Avenue of Monuments
Santa Maria de Naranco Church
Pre-Romanesque church located on Mount Naranco a 4 km from the city. It is one of the most emblematic churches in Oviedo, what your visit is essential. It was built in the 9th century as a palace.
Direction: Mount Naranco
San Julián de los Prados Church
Without an exact date of its construction, although it is thought that, at the beginning of the 9th century, the San Julián de los Prados Church, Mozarabic style, It is one of the essential places to visit for lovers of art and history. It is dedicated to the holy martyrs Julián and Basilisa.
Direction: Selgas Street