Plaza del Paraguas


You can't miss the giant concrete umbrella at the centre of this distinctive plaza, though the name Plaza del Paraguas (Umbrella Square) actually comes from its inverted-umbrella form.

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1. Plaza de Trascorrales

0.07 MILES

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

2. Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias

0.08 MILES

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…

3. Ayuntamiento

0.11 MILES

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…

4. Plaza de la Constitución

0.12 MILES

Flanked by stately 16th- and 17th-century architecture and a few cafes, this lovely plaza sits near the heart of Oviedo's historic centre.

5. Museo Arqueológico de Asturias

0.12 MILES

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

6. Iglesia de San Isidoro

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With its graceful baroque facade, distinctive pointed bell tower and lavish gold-and-white interior, the 17th-century Iglesia de San Isidoro dominates…

7. 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…

8. La Regenta Statue

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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…