Things to see and do - Oviedo
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A listed World Heritage Site since 1985, this former audience chamber turned into a sanctuary was part of the summer residence built by Ramiro I of Asturias in the 9C on the south side of Mount Naranco. The harmonious quadrangular edifice is lit by v..
Built between the 14C and the 16C, the Cathedral has all the features of the flamboyant Gothic style. Inside, take time to admire the altarpiece at the high altar, the chapel of the Rey Casto and the cross- ribbed cloister. When you reach the reconst..
The church of San Julián de los Prados is a fine example of Asturian art (triple-arcaded window, lattice work...). It was erected by Asfonso II el Casto during the first half of the 9C, according to a typical plan: a porch, three naves, a huge cross ..
Museums and art
The elegant Velarde Palace (18C) and Casa de Oviedo-Portal (17C) are home to the Oviedo Fine Arts Museum, which has a large collection of art from the Middle Ages to the present day, in which Asturian artists are particularly well represented. The po..
Museums and art
Set in a 15C plateresque cloister, the Archaeological Museum takes the visitor from the pre-Romanesque period to Prehistory. On the lower level, the refined art of the 9C Kingdom of the Asturias is revealed: altars like that of Naranco, bas-reliefs o..
Nature and gardens
Situated in the town centre, this lovely, well-kept park was once the vegetable garden of the convent of San Francisco, no longer standing. Within the park, where Oviedo's inhabitants like to stroll and relax, the ruins of a Romanesque doorway can st..