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Do & See - Oviedo
In and around the city are relics of earlier eras. These relics include many pre-Romanesque churches and other buildings dating from the 8th to the 10th centuries, when Asturias was one of the few regions of Christian Spain to remain unconquered by the Moors who occupied most parts of the Iberian Peninsula. The region was a cradle of prehistoric civilisation, and remarkable cave paintings may be seen at the Cueva de Tito Bustillo in Ribadesella. Almost one-third of the region has been designated as a region of outstanding natural beauty and four nature reserves have been given UNESCO Biosphere status.
Catedral De San Salvador

Catedral De San Salvador

Oviedo’s Cathedral combines Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance elements. Its 15th-century spire looms over a medieval basilica built by the first prince of Asturias. The cathedral as a whole was finally completed in the 16th century, after more than 250 years of construction work. The main altarpiece, depicting the life of Christ, is in Flemish Gothic style. The cloister is home to the Diocesan Museum, with a number of important archaeological relics.
Do & See - Oviedo

Church of San Miguel De Lillo

This is one of Oviedo’s oldest buildings, founded in 848 AD and only parts of the original medieval building have survived. Nevertheless, San Miguel de Lillo is regarded as an important part of the region’s Christian heritage and has been granted World Heritage status. The oldest parts of the building include the portico, the choir entrance and the part of the three naves.
Church Of San Julian De Los Prados

Church Of San Julian De Los Prados

During the 9th century this was the largest church in Spain and although now dwarfed by later and greater buildings, it remains of great significance in the history of Spanish religious architecture. The church is well worth a visit, especially for its magnificent array of gorgeously coloured murals.
Do & See - Oviedo

Teatro Campoamor

This magnificent 19th-century building opened in 1892 and is regarded as an emblematic of the city. Teatro Campoamor is also the venue for the annual Prince of Asturias prize ceremony and for the city’s annual opera season and the Zarzuela music festival. The theatre’s elegant interior was influenced by the Teatro de la Comedia in Madrid and is opulently decorated in scarlet, gold and red. On the first floor you can find the statue of Ramón de Campoamor, the Asturian poet after whom the theatre is named.
Covadonga y los Picos de Europa

Covadonga y los Picos de Europa

Covadonga is the gateway to the Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa, the largest national park in Western Europe. The village’s main landmark is the 19th-century mock-Romanesque cathedral. Outside stands a statue of Pelayo, the Visigoth prince who defeated an army of Moors here in 722 AD.
Do & See - Oviedo

Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias

Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias is claimed to be one of the top ten fine arts museums of Spain. The museum opened in 1980 and holds various collections including paintings of Dalí and Picasso.
Plaza del Fontan

Plaza del Fontan

This little market square in the middle of the city is very popular, both among tourists and the locals. Here you can find many places serving great food surrounded by pretty buildings and beautiful flowers.
Do & See - Oviedo

The Sculptures of Oviedo

When walking around the city of Oviedo you will most certainly run into a few sculptures. The sculptures are placed around the city centre and are claimed to give Oviedo a sense of humour.
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