Making the Most of Visiting Oviedo, Spain

Making the Most of Visiting Oviedo, Spain, Oviedo, Spain (B)

There is a special part of Spain, its mystical and romantic history, that can best be experienced by visiting Oviedo. Standing among its lush green parks, picturesque architecture and ancient ruins, one can feel its tantalizing magic in the air. It is the capital city of Spain’s northern region of Asturias, which is steeped in folklore and known as the birthplace of the Reconquista. This area also has deep Gaelic influence going back centuries, complete with celtic crosses, bagpipes being played and kilts being worn by the local cultural groups.

As important as it is to Spanish history, Oviedo still tends to be a less-frequented destination in Spain, especially among Americans. Visiting Oviedo takes a traveler beyond the typical tourist experience of this popular European country.

I love visiting Oviedo and the historical city is dear to my heart, not only because nearby is where my Spanish family roots originated, but also due to its old-world charm, elegance, and natural beauty. It’s no surprise that I’ve visited numerous times over the past decade and have come to know it quite well. So to enrich your travels in Spain, I’ve created this customizable guide that provides curated recommendations from our first-hand experiences of visiting Oviedo. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Making the Most of Visiting Oviedo, Spain
Guide Location: Spain » Oviedo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Amalia Maloney Del Riego
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hotel de la Reconquista
  • Apartantiguo
  • Gascona Boulevard of Cider
  • Cervecería Lord Vader
  • La Corte de Pelayo
  • Campoamor Opera house
  • El Mono Que Lee
  • La Paloma
  • Pagos Viejos
  • Restaurante Asador de Aranda
  • El Fondín de Trascorrales
  • Restaurante El Raitán
  • Aguaducho
  • Confitería Rialto
  • Camilo de Blas
  • Oviedo’s Parque San Francisco
  • Paseo de los Curas
  • Kiosco de Música del Bombé
  • Pista Finlandesa
  • Iglesia Santa María de Naranco
  • Iglesia de San Miguel de Lillo
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus monument
  • University of Oviedo
  • Metropolitan Cathedral of San Salvador of Oviedo
  • monument of Alfonso II el Casto
  • Jardín de los Reyes
  • Church Museum
  • Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias
  • Woody Allen
  • La Regenta
  • Return of Williams B. Arrensberg
  • Rufo the Dog of Oviedo
  • Plaza de Paraguas
  • Plaza de El Fontán
  • Mercado El Fontán
  • Iglesia de San Isidoro el Real
  • Ayuntamiento de Oviedo
  • Camino de Santiago
  • Alcordances