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Oviedo Museums and Galleries Walking Tour (Self Guided), Oviedo

Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain, and the administrative, commercial and cultural centre of the region. It houses many priceless historic monuments, as well as museums intended to preserve the area's heritage. Take this walking tour to explore the most famous museums in Oviedo.
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Oviedo Museums and Galleries Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Oviedo Museums and Galleries Walking Tour
Guide Location: Spain » Oviedo (See other walking tours in Oviedo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Author: Xena
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Galería Texu
  • Archaeological Museum of Asturias
  • Museo de la Iglesia
  • Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias
  • Galeria Vertice
  • Tabularium Artis Asturiensis
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Galería Texu

1) Galería Texu

Galería Texu exhibits works of contemporary artists. It specializes in alternative art styles and is famous for promoting very brave and unconventional visions of beauty. Visitors have a chance to enjoy a variety of installations, photo exhibitions, sculptures, as well as paintings, applique works and videos.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10 am – 2 pm and 4 pm – 8:30 pm; Saturday: 12 pm to 2 pm.
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Archaeological Museum of Asturias

2) Archaeological Museum of Asturias (must see)

The Archaeological Museum of Asturias (Spanish: Museo Arqueológico de Asturias) is housed in the 16th century Benedictine monastery of Saint Vicente in Oviedo. Its findings include collections of Asturian Neolithic, Megalithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Astur hill fort culture, Roman period, and of Gothic, Pre-Romanesque and Romanesque periods of the Asturias Kingdom. The museum also includes sections of Asturian Ethnography, Heraldry, Medieval and Modern Epigraphy, Spanish Numismatics, European Medal Section, and Armor. The facilities are slated to be enlarged soon by the construction of an annex. The museum falls under the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture but is managed by the Council of Culture of the Government of the Principality of Asturias.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museo de la Iglesia

3) Museo de la Iglesia

Museo de la Iglesia (Church Museum) is located in the upper cloister of Oviedo Cathedral. It was established in March, 1985. The museum features seven rooms with a special exposition in each of them. The most precious and famous part of the exhibition is the Camara Santa (Holy chamber of Oviedo). It was built during the 9th century to house the jewels and relics of the cathedral of San Salvador in Oviedo, it continued to serve as a treasury during 1200 years of its existence. Some of these jewels were donated by the Kings Alfonso II and Alfonso III, and represent extraordinary gold artifacts from the Asturian Pre-Romanesque period. The Holy Chamber remains the only sample of the ancient high-medieval architecture in Spain.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias

4) Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias (must see)

The Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias (Spanish: Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias) is situated within three buildings: the Palacio de Velarde, the House of Oviedo-Portal, and the House of Solís-Carbajal. The museum was conceived in 13 June 1844 by Royal Decree and inaugurated 19 May 1980 formed by the art collection owned by the former province of Oviedo. Presently the museum depends on the Culture Department of Asturias and the City of Oviedo funding. The fine arts collection includes up to 10,000 inventoried items, with 350–400 on public display at one time. There are paintings by Spanish artists, highlighting those from Asturias, as well as those from foreign countries, such as Italian and Flemish painters. Sculptures, photographs, glass objects, and earthenware are also part of the permanent collection.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Galeria Vertice

5) Galeria Vertice

Galeria Vertice is located near the San Francisco Park, on the Calle Marqués de Santa Cruz. It was founded in 1990 to support and promote national and international artists. The gallery features three exhibition areas and a garden to display various art installations and statues. In total, Galeria Vertice offers 950 square meters of exhibition space. The expositions are mainly concentrated on the works of modern artists with a contemporary vision of art. The Vertice Gallery has taken part at international fairs since 1993, among them Art Chicago, Art International New York, Madridfoto, Artelisboa and many others.
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Tabularium Artis Asturiensis

6) Tabularium Artis Asturiensis

Tabularium Artis Asturiensis is a private museum, established in 1947 by Official Chronicler of Asturias, D. Joaquín Rodríguez Manzanares for the study of Art and Archeology in Asturias. Tabularium Artis Asturiensis is translated from Latin as "Asturian Art Archive". The archive is one of the most important private museums in Spain. It successfully helps discover and preserve the most significant parts of the region's history. The Museum houses a 500 pieces collection, spanning the period from the Paleolithic to the Asturian Baroque and 70,000 documents gathered by its founder. The main collection such items as the prerrománica tombstone found on the slopes of Monsacro in 1800; paten and jug found in Llindes Visigoths, Quirós; pieces belonging to the environment "Protected Landscape Cape rocks"; 16th century carving of the Virgin; wooden head of Christ rescued from the rubble of a building in the vicinity of the Cathedral and many other priceless items.

This private museum is open from 8.30 am to 10.30 am.

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 Religious Walking Tour

Oviedo Religious Walking Tour

It is believed that the city of Oviedo was founded by two monks, Nolan and John, in 761. And it is worth mentioning that the very first construction was a small church dedicated to Saint Vincent. A lot of beautiful churches have been built since then and we invite you to take this tour and explore the most significant religious buildings in Oviedo.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Oviedo Heritage Walking Tour

Oviedo Heritage Walking Tour

Oviedo city is home to many beautiful buildings and monuments, but some of them are especially meaningful, due to their role in the historical and cultural development of the region. This two-hour tour will show you the most significant landmarks on the northern side of Oviedo.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Oviedo Statues and Squares, Part 1

Oviedo Statues and Squares, Part 1

Oviedo is a very beautiful city, it offers its visitors a lot of wonderful landmarks to admire. This sightseeing tour proposes a trip around the most famous and interesting statues and squares of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
West Oviedo Walking Tour

West Oviedo Walking Tour

West Oviedo is presently the modern center of the city. Here are located major administrative institutions, as well as beautiful statues. Most of the old buildings are carefully preserved to serve as a reminder of the forefathers' talent and imagination. This tour will show you the most interesting sites in this part of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Oviedo Statues and Squares, Part 2

Oviedo Statues and Squares, Part 2

Oviedo is famous for featuring a lot of curious statues, sculptures and artistic compositions. Each of them has a story, certainly worth knowing. This tour will show you the most famous and beautiful of Oviedo hidden jewels.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Oviedo Introduction Walk

Oviedo Introduction Walk

Tucked between the Cantabrian Mountains and the Bay of Biscay in the north of Spain, Oviedo - capital of the Asturias province - is renowned for its medieval old town, home to the historic Gothic cathedral, museums, convent, and numerous plazas. To explore them all in detail, follow this orientation tour and get an in-depth experience of Oviedo!

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles