Holidays to Oviedo
Situated in the north of Spain, Oviedo is the cosmopolitan capital city of the Asturias region. A vibrant, historic city, Oviedo is home to outstanding architecture, UNESCO World Heritage sites, a sophisticated arts scene, and exquisite cuisine. Oviedo is a city that truly has it all!
Explore the sights on holiday to Oviedo
Oviedo’s dramatic cathedral is the first stop on any sightseeing visit to Oviedo. Built in a striking Gothic style, the cathedral’s tower has long kept guard over the region’s most prized relics. The beautiful chapel of San Miguel houses several artefacts that represent Asturias’ cultural identity including the Holy Chest, the Cross of los Ángeles and the Cross of la Victoria.
Oviedo has a world-class selection of museums and art galleries. The most notable of which include the Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes) that features a huge 8,000 piece collection including Picasso’s Mosquetero con Espada y Amorcillo, and Dali’s Metamorfosis de Angeles.
There are numerous UNESCO World Heritage listed attractions including the stunning Santa Maria del Naranco, considered the architectural jewel of the region. It was originally a palatial hunting lodge for Ramiro I (842-52), but was converted into an impressive Byzantine-style church in the 9th century. Other UNESCO sites include the Church of St Michael of Lilo, the Church of San Julián de los Prados. It’s hard to believe that one city is home to so many celebrated historical attractions!
If it is beaches you are after – Gijon (north of Oviedo, on the coast) does not disappoint! Sunset beach is a gorgeous beach that wraps itself around the city’s pretty harbour, and the famous San Lorenzo beach is vast stretch of golden sand that is very popular in the summer!
Oviedo is a vibrant city that has a fine selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Unique to the region are the ‘sidrerias’ – a traditional bar that serves a form of cider which is incredibly popular in the city! For breakfast a visit to a ‘churreria’ – these cafes serve a local delicacy not unlike a doughnut that is dipped in a hot chocolate drink before being eaten – delicious!
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