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Oviedo
Oviedo (Oviedo)
Contact
Principality of Asturias Tourist Information Centre (CITPA)
Plaza de la Constitución, 4 - 33009 Oviedo
Phone
(+34) 984 493 785 - 902 300 202
    • A walk around the Old Town, where the Cathedral, the Holy Chamber, some churches and monasteries such as Las Pelayas, and museums, including the Fine Arts Museum and the Archaeological Museum, are worth noting.
    • A tapa or two in the "Cider Boulevard". That's the name given to Calle Gascona, a street lined with restaurants and cider taverns, where you can enjoy cider and local cuisine.
    • Shopping in Calle Uría. This street is one of the city's main commercial precincts and sums up how the city has evolved throughout the 20th century. In the surroundings, an emblematic green space in the city: San Francisco Park.
    • The city of Art and the Princess of Asturias Awards. Pre-Romanesque Art - declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO -, contemporary art, sculptures, etc., and a rich cultural life that has its culmination in the Prince of Asturias Awards Ceremony.

     

    Enjoy Oviedo in a different way (guided tour)
    - The Primitive Route with a Tenth Century Pilgrim
    1st part: with an actos in the role o a pilgrim fron Magdalena Street to the Cathedral.
    2nd part: with a guide, from the Cathedral, following the primitive route, the monastery of San Pelayo and the historic places of the old town.
    Monday to Saturday at 10:00 h. guides in english.
    Price: 10 €, children (up to 8 years old) free.
    Tours are availabre by request only.
    Groups of five people minimum
    You can find the guide in Plaza de la Constitución, next to the tourist information office.

    Reservations on mobile phone +34 660 217 584 , info@peregrinandoviedo.com - www.peregrinandoviedo.com

    • By road: N-634 and A-63 from the West, N-632 and A-8 from the East and N-630 and A-66 from the South.By plane: Asturias Airport (OVD) - (www.aena.es) - Coach service from the airport to the city's coach station.
    • By rail: Oviedo Railway Station- C/Uría, s/n. (www.renfe.es)
    • By coach: Oviedo Coach Station - C/Entrepreneur Pepe Cosmen, s/n. (www.estaciondeautobusesdeoviedo.com)
    • Area: 26 km2
    • Elevation: 232 m.
    • Population: 208.828
    • Km to Avilés: 29
    • Km to Gijón: 28
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 orPrimitive 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 Princess 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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