Things to do in Oviedo

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Oviedo Attractions

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Places of interest in Oviedo

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Oviedo attractions

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1. Oviedo Cathedral

Oviedo Cathedral is a distinctive basilica with an eclectic array of architectural styles. including Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance and Romanesque. Inspect the marvelous array of artworks and religious relics found in every corner of this fine cathedral.
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Use the audio guide that’s included in the admission fee of this cathedral to learn about its fascinating relics and mix of architectural styles.

2. University of Oviedo

While the University of Oviedo may have been established in 1608, it is definitely not stuck in the past. Today, the university is a place of research across 38 departments including engineering, earth science and the humanities. Visit its main campus in the center of town, one of seven campuses spread across Spain.
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In the heart of Oviedo, visit the building where a university started some 400 years ago and discover the lively center of learning the university is today.

3. Calle Uria

The Calle Uria is considered the main artery of Oviedo’s old quarter in the heart of the city. Partly running alongside the edge of the Campo de San Francisco park, the street comprises a wide avenue flanked by restaurants, bars and the main commercial outlets of the city. Snap photos of some of the most impressive buildings that line this iconic street.
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Appreciate the impressive buildings and statues and browse the many shops on this central commercial avenue in the old town district.

4. Oviedo City Hall

While you are exploring Oviedo’s Old Town, stop for a while at Oviedo Town Hall, a monumental 17th-century building that serves as the official offices of the local government. The beautiful building sits on the Plaza de la Constitucion and was constructed in the 1620s from a design by the architect Juan de Naveda. He was responsible for numerous buildings in several Spanish cities including Burgos and Pamplona.
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Contemplate the beauty of a Baroque building that has been a mesmerizing feature of the city since the early 17th century.

5. San Miguel de Lillo

Nestled next to picturesque Monte Naranco, the Church of San Miguel de Lillo is an important historic and religious landmark for the city of Oviedo. Visit in the summer to see its golden exterior contrast against the nearby greenery, or come in the snowy winter for an enchanting walk through the woods.
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While only part of the original building remains today, this church is still an important site, in a lovely setting.

6. Mafalda Statue

During your vacation in Oviedo, the capital of the principality of Asturias, head to San Francisco Park to see the Mafalda Statue. This colorful work of art is a tribute to the comic strip character of the same name, a 6-year-old girl named Mafalda.
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Have your photograph taken while sitting next to a statue of an Argentine comic strip character of a little girl in a red dress.

7. Woody Allen Statue

Learn about the local history of Oviedo when you spend time at Woody Allen Statue. Visit the area's cathedral and shops.
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Learn about the local history of Oviedo when you spend time at Woody Allen Statue. Visit the area's cathedral and shops.

8. Campo de San Francisco

With its meandering paths, majestic trees and impressive vestiges, the Campo de San Francisco is the leafy central park from which Oviedo stems. The urban park is known for its range of statues and the fascinating ruins of the San Isidoro Church. Wander through the wide avenues and pleasant fields of these gardens to get a sense of the local history and scenery.
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Inspect the church ruins and explore the impressive fountains and statues that decorate the winding walkways of Oviedo’s main park.

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