Cathedral : Michelin's recommendations
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. Above the short side aisles is the triforium, a raised gallery, topped by high stained glass windows. Among the various side chapels, the best known are those of the Rey Chasto, in the north transept, the place where the first church was established and the 17C chapel of Saint Eulalia, patron saint of the Asturias, sheltered here under an enormous baroque shrine. The building also houses a reconstruction of the Holy Chamber, made in the 9C under Alfonso II to house reliquaries brought back from Toledo. Here you will find, among other things, an astonishing collection of column-statues representing six groups of stylised Apostles, a major 12C work, and also the Treasury, with remarkable items of gold and silver work (9C-12C): the Angels' Cross (cedar and precious stones from 8O8), the Victory Cross (908), the Agate Shrine (910) and others. Set back slightly, the 14C cloister has less impact but is just as beautiful, with its cross-ribbed roof and very slender windows. It is next to the Chapel of Saint Leocadia, which is in fact the crypt of the Holy Chamber. The Chapter House houses several 15C statues.
- Address : pl. de Alfonso II E - 33003 Oviedo33003Oviedo
- Prices : free of charge