Plaza de España (Spain Square), Oviedo

Plaza de España (Spain Square), Oviedo

The Spain Square in Oviedo houses the monument dedicated to the late Dictator of Spain, Generalisimo Francisco Franco. The sculptural composition of three mythological figures is the work of Madrid sculptor Juan de Avalos. The work was inaugurated in 1977, before the new constitution and after Dictator Franco departed this world.

The composition in bronze features Neptune seated on a dolphin to the right of the steps. Apollo strides along, looking at the sky. In the center, as befits her status, sits Hera, queen of the gods and wife of philandering Zeus, Lord of All. There used to be a disk with Hera with an effigy honoring Franco, but that has been removed.

There is a central fountain in the Square. It is specially designed to complement the space given to the civil and military buildings around the area. It is a rectangular central pond with two smaller squares on either side. Each pool has a playing fountain. The fountain complex is set among trees and flowering shrubs.

Around the Square are buildings of the Government Delegation of Asturias, several ministerial delegations, and ministries of the Principality.

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Sight Name: Plaza de España (Spain Square)
Sight Location: Oviedo, Spain (See walking tours in Oviedo)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Oviedo, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Oviedo

Create Your Own Walk in Oviedo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Oviedo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Oviedo Introduction Walking Tour

Oviedo Introduction Walking Tour

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.

After Pelagius died in 737, King Alfonso I founded a dynasty in Oviedo that...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Oviedo Historic Architecture

Oviedo Historic Architecture

The north Spanish region of Asturias and particularly its capital city, Oviedo, have long been noted for their unique architecture. The medieval part of town, whose ancient walls are still largely intact, contains some truly priceless relics. Among them is a well called La Foncalada, a fascinating example of an effective hydraulic system, dating back to the first half of the 9th century, based on...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Oviedo Public Art Walking Tour

Oviedo Public Art Walking Tour

Public art adds a great deal of vibrancy and character to the cityscape of Oviedo, Spain, reflecting, among other things, its contemporary spirit. From the bustling Plaza Trascorrales to the serene Plaza Porlier De Oviedo, numerous sculptures have long become an integral part of the neighborhood, captivating passers-by in their numbers.

In Plaza Trascorrales, sculptures like The Fishwife and...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles