Things to see and do - Oviedo
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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 vast bays. On the upper floor, two loggias..
Museums and art
Santa Ana 1 E - 33003 Oviedo
The elegant 18C Velarde Palace, now a Fine Arts Museum, houses a large collection of paintings in which Asturian artists are particularly well represented. The portrait of Charles II by Júan Carreño de Miranda (1614-1685), a pupil of Vélasquez, is ..
pl. de Alfonso II E - 33003 Oviedo
Built between the 14C and the 16C, the cathedral, with its often undulating shapes, has all the features of the flamboyant Gothic style. Inside, the very open nave opens up the view of the high altar and its impressive 16C altarpiece in carved wood..
Salgas 1 E - 33001 Oviedo
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
San Vicente 3-5 E - 33003 Oviedo
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
calle de Uria E - 33001 Oviedo
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..