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The town was founded yet in the 8th century on the territory of a Roman settlement. This resort is famous for its picturesque beauty, great cuisine and wide choice of entertainments. Oviedo has long become a favorite holiday destination for many travelers. It is worth telling a little more about the local cuisine because it is really quite unique and exquisite.
Tourists will find numerous restaurants of ethnic cuisine in Oviedo. These eating houses offer plenty of ethnic treats and dainty delicacies. The most sought after eating house specializing … Open
Seafood dishes make the core of the menu of any restaurant here. In a bar called Bar Marchica you can try sea urchin and cecina, a specially cooked dried meat that is loved by the local citizens. These dishes are usually served with a bottle of cider. The best tavern of Oviedo is Cabo Penas, where you will be served excellent calamari and lots of meat dishes. Lobster lovers should visit the restaurant named Marchica as most exquisite delicacies are cooked there.
After trying all culinary delicacies it’s time to go for a walk along main shopping streets. The Cathedral Square is the location of best shops and outlets; here you will find jewelry, unique Asturias pottery and leather goods. In souvenir shops of Oviedo you will find the most popular mascots, which are called ciguas by the locals. These are small crafts made of agate, rather lovely and symbolic items. The most fashionable clothes can be found in boutiques located in the Melquiades Alvares Street. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Oviedo is a city of unique traditions which will be of great interest to every tourist and city guest. Annually Oviedo witnesses a bright remarkable fest being the Festival of San Mateo … Open
There are also several old buildings, among which we simply cannot fail to mention the Gothic cathedral founded in the 15th century. Another beautiful building is Camara Santa. This is a museum and a chapel at the same time. It contains valuable collections of jewelry and crafts made of ivory. Everyone can see the family relics of the great kings and nobles.
One of the most beautiful places in the city is St. Francis Park founded at the beginning of the 19th century. Once on the site of today's vast park, there was a small monastic garden where monks cultivated medicinal herbs and vegetables. Over time, the small garden turns into a sumptuous park, the largest city park in Oviedo. Here you can walk among the sprawling centuries-old trees; in the warm season, the park is always decorated with interesting landscape compositions.
The city of Oviedo has survived through many significant historical events in a course of long history. Each epoch has greatly impacted the history of the city and is by now reflected in … Open
The most ancient buildings in the city include the Church of San Julián de los Prados dated from the early 9th century. Despite the fact that over the centuries this historic church had been repeatedly rebuilt and reconstructed, it has retained many of its original features. In 1998, this unique church, which is more than a thousand years old, was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
An outstanding cultural center is the Fine Arts Museum of Asturias occupying a complex of three historic palaces. The extensive collection of this museum began to form in 1969, and now it includes more than 15, 000 exhibits. In this museum, you can see original works by famous European artists, such as Pablo Picasso, El Greco, and Salvador Dali.
The city of Oviedo presents plenty of entertaining establishments meeting every taste and fancy. The suburbs of this tourist destination locate scenic national parks and nature zones which … Open
History buffs will be impressed by the local Archaeological Museum operating in a 16th-century building that used to belong to a Benedictine monastery. The museum offers a lot of unique exhibits that were discovered during the exploration of areas surrounding the city. Many archaeological finds date back to the Iron and Stone Age.
One of the Oviedo's most prominent architectural monuments is the 18th-century Camposagrado Palace representing an amazing combination of neoclassical features and the Baroque style. Today the historic building houses the regional court, so tourists can only admire its immaculate exterior.
1. Narrow winding streets of the historical center of Oviedo should better be explored on foot as all the significant spots of tourist interest are located in close vicinity to each other. … Open
The historic Plaza de la Escandalera is a favorite walking place for many locals and city visitors. The square adorned by a fountain is surrounded by picturesque historic streets, here you can also see a beautiful monument. Plaza de la Escandalera accommodates old buildings such as Casa Conde and El Escorial - the most beautiful architectural monuments in Oviedo.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Oviedo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Las Caldas' Asturias, 8.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Torreón of Peñerudes' Asturias, 11.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Martín' Asturias, 24.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Gauzón' Asturias, 24.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Soto' Aller, 27.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Oviedo
♥   Cave 'Cueva de la Fuente de la Plata' , 3.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Las Ubiñas-La Mesa' , 29.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cova de l`Ocre' , 40.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Redes' , 44.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Somiedo' , 45.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Oviedo from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Fantastic Forest of Cantabria

From the series “10 Natural Wonders of the World”
Another important feature is an abundance of unique archaeological areas. A few caves with prehistoric rock art were preserved in mountains. Altamira cave is considered the most famous among them. The main part of the tour program is focused primarily on the nature lovers. They have an opportunity to see rare ancient trees, including oaks and stone birch that are incredibly high. Some parts of the forest are especially amazing, as trees form a natural arch there. The fantastic forest of Cantabria is very decent in spring and summer, when rare plants bloom one by one. … Read further

Playa de Cuevas del Mar

From the series “The Hidden and Hard-To-Reach Beautiful Beaches”
Next to the beach is a lot of interesting sights, including the mouth of Cueval river and the unique Shutam Pri rocks. That is why you always have the opportunity to bring the change into the recreation with the interesting hike. The picturesque coast also attracts professional photographers. While choosing the best shooting spot, they must be very careful as the coast is at the numerous sharp rocks and shots. … Read further
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