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. Nowadays it’s an administrative house and library, but well worth a wander. In the centre sits the majestic statue of Fernando de Valdés Salas, the university’s founder, while the arcaded cloister’s columns still bear bullet holes from the civil war.

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1. Plaza de Porlier

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

2. 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…

3. Iglesia de San Isidoro


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

4. 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…

5. Culis Monumentalibus

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Since its unveiling in 2001, this voluptuously sculpted pair of buttocks and legs, rendered in bronze by Eduardo Úrculo, has become one of Oviedo's iconic…

6. Plaza de la Constitución

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

7. 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.

8. 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…