Plaza Porlier De Oviedo. Sculpture of the Traveler, Oviedo

Plaza Porlier De Oviedo. Sculpture of the Traveler, Oviedo

Plaza Porlier De Oviedo is a beautiful square in the center of Oviedo, right next to the Plaza de Alfonso II. It is surrounded by beautiful buildings: Palacio de los Condes de Toreno, one of the leading examples of Baroque architecture, currently housing the headquarters of the Royal Institute of Asturian Studies; The Camposagrado Palace presently the site of the Supreme Court of Asturias; and even the Cathedral of San Salvador can be clearly seen from the square. One of the curious features of the square is the Escultura El viajero (Sculpture of the Traveler). It depicts a man in a fedora and overcoat, surrounded by suitcases. Since its installation in 1993, El viajero has become one of the most photographed places in the city.

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Plaza Porlier De Oviedo. Sculpture of the Traveler on Map

Sight Name: Plaza Porlier De Oviedo. Sculpture of the Traveler
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 Public Art Walking Tour

Oviedo Public Art Walking Tour

Oviedo is a beautiful city with many wonderful public artworks to admire. This self-guided walking tour takes you around the city center to see some of the most interesting sculptures.

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