La Regenta Statue


One of Oviedo’s many open-air statues, Mauro Álvarez Fernández’ La Regenta (1997) pays tribute to Leopoldo Alas’ Oviedo-inspired 19th-century novel of the same name.

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1. Plaza de Alfonso II

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One of Oviedo's most attractive public spaces is this expansive plaza fronting the cathedral, with historic mansions along its sides.

2. Catedral de San Salvador

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Oviedo's stunning cathedral complex was built mainly in Gothic and baroque styles between the 13th and 18th centuries. But its origins and greatest…

3. Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias

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Oviedo’s Fine Arts Museum, housed in two of the city’s finest palaces, spans the centuries with its large and rewarding collection, featuring work by…

4. Plaza de Porlier

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Fine 17th- and 18th-century mansions line Plaza de Porlier, just west of the cathedral.

5. Museo Arqueológico de Asturias


Partly within a restored 16th-century monastery, Asturias’ archaeology museum makes the most of the region’s archaeological riches through video and…

6. Universidad de Oviedo


This elegant 17th-century building, set around two superposed cloisters, was originally home to the University of Oviedo’s schools of Arts, Theology & Law…

7. Plaza de Trascorrales

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Towards the eastern edge of the historic centre, this plaza is noteworthy for its collection of bronze statues depicting a crouching fishmonger, a pensive…

8. Ayuntamiento

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The golden-hued 17th-century ayuntamiento (city hall), with a handsome central tower flanked by 50m of elegant arcades, forms the centrepiece of Oviedo's…