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Oviedo
Territory (Oviedo)
Contact Address
Plaza de la Constitución, 4. Oviedo/Uviéu
Phone
985 213 385
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http://www.oviedo.es

  • Via the A-66, A-64, A-63, AS I and AS-II dual carriageways and the N-630 and N-634

  • Population: 225,973 inhabitants

    Area: 186.65 km2

Nature, Pre-Romanesque Art, fiestas, gastronomy, Princess of Asturias Awards, and much more in the council of Oviedo, located in the heart of Asturias and whose capital is also the capital of the Principality, and was in the past the capital of the first Christian kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula, and therefore the origin of the Way of St. James?

Oviedo is in the heart of Asturias, right in the centre, and its capital is the capital of the Principality. It is the second most populated municipality in Asturias, and is one of the key points in the metropolitan area of the region.

When Máximo and Fromestano founded a monastery under the patronage of San Vicente, little could they have imagined that that place would be the origin of the capital of the first Christian kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula, and much less that more than a thousand years later a famous film director and Princess of Asturias Award winner such as Woody Allen would describe it "as a fairytale city where everything is old, clean and pleasant...".

The birth of the city of Oviedo/Uviéu - it holds the titles of 'most noble, most loyal, most meritorious, undefeated, heroic and good' - has all the legendary and epic ingredients of great deeds. Since ancient times it has preserved its monastic and royal stamp, and continues to be a prime reference point on the Primitive Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela, whose founder was also an Asturian king, D. Alfonso II.

The Asturian capital is hospitable and dynamic, where you can experience something different every day, and has an intense cultural and commercial life, and neighbourhoods, each with its own distinctive and attractive character.

Of human dimensions, it is especially designed for strolling, as it has many pedestrian streets, where every corner holds an unexpected sensation: the Fontán market, the cider boulevard, the Pre-Romanesque fountain of La Foncalada, the Cathedral with a Gothic and a Romanesque tower, the historic quarter which has been a source of inspiration for writers such as Clarín or Pérez de Ayala, contemporary civil architecture or an intense agenda in which the opera season or the Princess of Asturias Awards Ceremony stand out, among others.

This is the city of Oviedo/Uviéu, monastic, royal and Jacobean, a beacon of Christianity in the late Middle Ages, which still treasures among its relics a universal reference: the Holy Shroud.
Mount Naranco - a place of pilgrimage and sporting events -, or the area of Faro, Limanes, Santa Ana de Abuli, etc. make up a pleasant rural environment for walking, visiting monuments or enjoying the gastronomy and cider, in a festive, hospitable council that loves Asturian traditions.

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