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Route around Oviedo: legends and tradition




  • Oviedo Cathedral

Oviedo, peaceful and pedestrianised, is a perfect city for strolling. Its noble streets will take you to the old town, full of squares and elegant mansions. We suggest the following route, with the main things to see, so you will not miss anything.


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Route around Oviedo: legends and tradition


Itinerary

  • Foncalada Fountain. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this fountain is the perfect place to start your route in Oviedo. It is the only surviving example of secular architecture in the Asturian pre-Romanesque style.
  • Casa de los Campomanes House. Notice its facade with balconies and the family shield.
  • The Cathedral. Located in the city centre, this is Spain's second-most important centre of pilgrimage. You will be surprised by the treasures housed in its Cámara Santa Chapel, like the precious metal pieces of the kings of Asturias, important relics brought from Toledo, the Cross of Victory and the Cross of the Angels, Oviedo's symbol.
  • La Rúa Palace. This is the oldest civil building in Oviedo. Facing it there is a statue of La Regenta, a tribute to the heroin of the novel of that name written by Clarín.
  • The University. Did you know that it has four centuries of history?
  • The Museum of Fine Arts. You can enjoy its excellent collection of Spanish and European painting, from the Middle Ages to the present. Its section dedicated to painters from Asturias is outstanding.
  • San Vicente Monastery. Visit its cloister, where you will find the Provincial Archaeological Museum, with valuable items of pre-Romanesque Asturian art.
  • San Pelayo Monastery and the mediaeval walls. Next to this monastery, in Calle Paraíso Street, you can see the remains of the mediaeval walls.
  • Town Hall and San Isidoro Church. Both buildings are found in the meeting place of Plaza de la Constitución square.
  • El Fontán. One of the most traditional parts of the city. Do not miss its colourful market, nor the famous statue dedicated to the market women.
  • Regional Assembly, Plaza de la Escandalera Square and Campoamor Theatre. This square is at the centre of Oviedo's social life. Visit Campoamor Theatre to enjoy a great programme of theatre and music.
  • Campo de San Francisco gardens. The city's green lung, with gardens and fountains. An excellent place to stroll.
  • Calle Uría Street and Reconquista Hotel. This hotel is immediately recognisable by the majestic shield of Spain on its facade. What better way to finish the route than to browse in the shops on Calle Uriah street?

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Route around Oviedo: legends and tradition


Practical information

How to complete the route:
Walking

Approximate time:
You can you do it in a day.

Best time of year:
All year round