The city of Oviedo attracted visitors with its beautiful natural landscape and intriguing pre-Romanesque churches. Afonso II founded the city as the capital of the Reino das Asturias no seculo IX; The monarch chose this strategic location in the mountains as a defense against the attacks of the Muslim emirate of Córdoba.
In the historic area of Oviedo, the narrow pedestrian streets seek to cultivate the atmosphere of past times. Oviedo is also known for its gastronomic excellence.
The delicious local cuisine presents specialties from the Astúrias region, specifically Asturian bean stew, pitu de caleya and Cabrales cheese. These are the best places to visit in Oviedo, Spain.
1. Oviedo Cathedral
The impressive Gothic cathedral of Oviedo was built in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries not the site of a church of the eighth century. The sanctuary is found full of incredible works of art. Still, the most striking feature of the monument is, undoubtedly, the 82-meter-high tower, considered one of the best in the Vizinho country. This cathedral also has a beautiful cloister from the medieval era.
2. Church of Santa Maria del Naranco
Located in a surveyed area not above Mount Naranco, the Igreja de Santa Maria del Naranco is two kilometers from Oviedo and offers a fabulous view of the city. Originally a royal palace built for Ramiro I, in 848, the building was converted into a church in the X and XI centuries. An uncommon feature: the altar is not outside the church.
3. Church of San Miguel de Lillo
This small and ancient chapel is located in Monte del Naranco (two kilometers from the city of Oviedo), a little above the Igreja de Santa Maria del Naranco. The architecture presents columns of Asturian style. The ornamentation is capitalized and the janelas de treliça are remnants of the original decoration.
4. Oviedo Archeology Museum
O rés-do-chão is dedicated to the pre-Romanesque and Romanesque, focusing, above all, on the Astúrias region. The first walk exhibits ancient Roman jewelry, sculptures, mosaics and other artifacts from the Roman era. The second walk presents uncovered prehistoric ridges in the surrounding areas; many two exposed objects dating from Idade da Pedra.
5. Santa Câmara of the Cathedral of Oviedo
Founded as a palatine chapel by a queen of Astúrias, who in the history calls for Afonso II, or Casto, and who lives and loves no secular IX, the Santa Câmara da Catedral de Oviedo has been a testemunha active of thousands of stories: found of pilgrims, devotees, travelers, adventurers and revolutionary figures. For all of them, in one way or another, I have been an inescapable reference.
6. Mosteiro de San Pelayo
O Mosteiro dos Beneditinos de San Pelayo was founded in medieval times under the name of San Juan Bautista. However, with the transfer of two mortal remains from San Pelayo to Oviedo to be deposited in this convent, their designation passed to be called Mosteiro de San Pelayo. It is a cloistered convent that is part of the history of Asturias, once in a thousand years of existence it managed to collect a notable documentary collection and currently serves as the Provincial Historical Archive.
7. Church of Santa Maria de Bendones
Classified as a national monument, Santa Maria de Bendones is a pre-Romanesque church of the 9th century. The characteristics that are most evident in the Igreja de Santa Maria de Bendones are the independent sineira tower and wall paintings that are preserved inside; No, the interior is not open to the public.
8. Church of San Julian de los Prados
San Julián de los Prados is the largest pre-Romanesque church of our brothers. At the 11th century, I treated the largest Christian building in Spain. You will see detailed and colorful frescoes, full of geometric patterns, symbols and figures. Guided tours to see this dazzling church are available every 30 minutes.
9. Palace of Camposagrado
This magnificent baroque palace from the 18th century is a historical-artistic monument and now houses the Supreme Court of Asturias. A mansão was built in the 18th century by José Manuel Bernaldo de Quirós, Marquis of Camposagrado. This monument is not open to the public, but it is worth visiting to observe the exterior monument.
10. Church of San Tirso
This ancient church dates back to the 9th century and was originally built in the Romanesque style during the reign of Afonso II. The Igreja de San Tirso was part of an ecclesiastical complex built by the monarch. It should be noted that the church was remodeled several times over two times, since only one door of the sanctuary had the original pre-Romanesque architecture.
11. Museum of Fine Arts of Oviedo
The Museu de Belas-Artes de Oviedo is installed in the Palácio de Velarde, on Calle de Santa Ana. This splendid museum facility contains works of art from both the Renaissance and Baroque periods, as well as stupendous paintings by artists not least famous in the Astúrias region.
12. Parish Church of San Isidoro
Built in 1578, the Parochial Church of San Isidoro stands in the elegant Plaza de la Constitución. The Municipal Chamber of Oviedo, built in 1662, is located in front of the parish church in Plaza de la Constitución. This praça and the surrounding lateral streets are full of convivial shops, fantastic cafes and spectacular restaurants.
13. Palace of the Count of Toreno
This splendid historic-artistic monument was built in 1675. Built from silhar stone, it is a refined baroque building that has a dazzling facade with Tuscan columns to mold the entrance door. The Palácio do Conde de Toreno houses the Royal Institute of Asturian Studies.
14. San Francisco Park
An escape to nature in the heart of Oviedo, this formidable park covers an extensive area of six hectares. Exuberant vegetation, exotic plants and flowers full of color criam um verdant paradise. You will find banana trees, carvalhos, elms and castanheiros. It is a real joy to explore the shaded paths and tree-lined pathways of this park.
15. Winter Park
It is a very large green space that has many sports equipment. Located in the southern part of the city, it is a sunny place, with an area of 1,000 square meters and a view of the Aramo mountain range. It has a unique garden in the shape of a labyrinth, with 650 laurels and a typical Asturian country house, made up of a large house and a granary. Here is also the Palácio das Crianças, a municipal center with a recreational character.