Casa Consistorial de Oviedo (Oviedo Town Hall ), Oviedo

Casa Consistorial de Oviedo (Oviedo Town Hall ), Oviedo

The town administration of Oviedo, formed shortly after the creation of Oviedo municipality (by the royal decree of Fuero de Oviedo) in the mid 12th century, originally met inside the Church of San Tirso. As the importance of the municipality grew, the authorities sought to have a designated building that would serve their needs. Pursuant to this objective, in 1622, they commissioned architect Juan de Naveda to design a town hall.

The current building was constructed on the remains of the ancient city walls and the Puerta de Cimadevilla (Cimadevilla Gate). The latter now acts as a passage underneath the Town Hall's central clock tower. In 1671, the construction was finished. In 1780, the Town Hall underwent its first extensive renovation, carried out by Francisco Pruneda.

During the Spanish Civil War, in the 1930s, the building suffered serious damage amid a widespread destruction of the entire neighborhoods of Uviéu, during which time the municipal government moved out into the Palace of the Duque del Parque. After the war, in 1940, the Town Hall was rebuilt by architect Gabriel de la Torriente, who, among other elements, added the clock tower.

Presently, the Town Hall represents a beautiful gallery comprising 13 arches, decorated with moldings and pilasters, and is included in the list of Oviedo's architectural heritage.

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Sight Name: Casa Consistorial de Oviedo (Oviedo Town Hall )
Sight Location: Oviedo, Spain (See walking tours in Oviedo)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Oviedo, Spain

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Oviedo Introduction Walking Tour

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The Kingdom of Asturias began in 720, with the Visigothic revolt against Muslim rule led by the nobleman Pelagius. At that time, the city of Oviedo did not exist. Two monks, Maximo and Fromestano, founded the city in 761. They built a small church for Saint Vincent on a bare hillside, and from this seed, Oviedo grew.

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Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
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