Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Oviedo

Catedral de San Salvador

Spanning nearly a millennium of architectural styles, Oviedo's stunning cathedral complex is the city's spiritual and artistic centrepiece. While the majority of the structure was built in Gothic and baroque styles …
Top Choice Palace in Oviedo

Palacio de Santa María del Naranco

On the slopes of Monte Naranco, 3.5km northwest of central Oviedo, this tall, narrow palace – built by Ramiro I (842–50), Alfonso II’s successor – is an exquisite example of Asturias’ unique pre-Romanesque architect…
Top Choice Museum in Oviedo

Museo Arqueológico de Asturias

Partly within a restored 16th-century monastery, Asturias’ fascinating archaeology museum makes the most of the region’s archaeological riches through video and informative artefact displays. Subject matter ranges f…
Top Choice Museum in Oviedo

Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias

Oviedo’s Fine Arts Museum, housed in two of the city’s finest palaces, has a large, rewarding and growing collection, featuring paintings by Spanish and European greats such as Goya, Zurbarán, El Greco, Ribera, Titi…
Church in Oviedo

Iglesia de San Miguel de Lillo

A gem of Asturian pre-Romanesque architecture, this noble remnant of a 9th-century church perches peacefully on the slopes of Monte Naranco, 3.5km northwest of downtown Oviedo. Enshrined as a UNESCO World Heritage s…
Statue in Oviedo

Monumento al Sagrado Corazón

This 30m-high, 1981 stone sculpture of Christ, adorned with Asturias’ Cruz de la Victoria (Cross of Victory), crowns Oviedo’s Monte Naranco, 7km northwest and uphill from the centre. The views are sensational, with …
Church in Oviedo

Iglesia de San Julián de los Prados

One of Oviedo's oldest churches, this pre-Romanesque masterpiece dates to the 9th century, when it was constructed under the reign of Alfonso II. Beyond the entryway and its graceful pair of porches, you'll discover…
Square in Oviedo

Plaza de Alfonso II

One of Oviedo's most attractive public spaces is this expansive plaza, fronting the cathedral on one side and surrounded by historic mansions on the others.
Square in Oviedo

Plaza de la Constitución

Flanked by shops, cafes and stately examples of 17th-century architecture, this lovely plaza sits near the heart of Oviedo's historic centre.
Museum in Oviedo

Centro de Interpretación del Prerrománico

This interpretive centre, 3.5km northwest of central Oviedo, has informative displays in English, Spanish and French on the unique style of art and architecture known as pre-Romanesque, which flourished in the cut-o…