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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 Sidrería in Oviedo

Tierra Astur

A particularly atmospheric sidrería-restaurant famous for its prize-winning cider and ridiculously good-value menú del día (€10.80, lunch Monday to Friday). People queue for tables, settle for tapas at the bar or ju…
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 Asturian in Oviedo

Gloria

Two-Michelin-starred Asturian chef Nacho Manzano brings his culinary genius to Oviedo with this elegant casa de comidas (food house). Exquisitely prepared traditional dishes come as tapas, medias raciones or racione…
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…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Oviedo

La Leyenda del Gallo

A keen young team has transformed this old-town house into Oviedo’s hottest party spot. Inside, it’s all mosaic floors, low lights and stone walls. Try one of the divine, expertly mixed, original cocktails – perhaps…
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 …
Seafood in Oviedo

Mar de Llanes

All of the seafood served at this friendly, family-run eatery is freshly caught by the owners in Llanes. Appetizers of rabas (fried squid) and main courses of perfectly grilled merluza (hake) or salmonete (red mulle…