Oviedo is a place where bourgeois culture opposes the working-class ethos.
As the Spanish Asturias capital, Oviedo is used to living in grand style in contrast to neighboring regions. Oviedo's wealth stands before your eyes with its plethora of historic and religious buildings, attractive squares and pedestrianized center.
Born from beauty, Oviedo is a noteworthy city to indulge in Asturian culture. Whether you prefer a room in cheap or luxury hotel in Oviedo all are already available at Booked.net. Our listings include maps, photos and secure forms.
Looking around Oviedo you'll see it can easily set itself apart from the rest of the Asturias by its appearance. Warm yellow-colored walls mark a cluster of old-world buildings scattered in the pedestrianized city center making Oviedo pleasant on the eye and safe to explore on foot.
As soon as you get involved with the city, you' ll its excellent bars and restaurants, small churches and 19th century old squares all make Oviedo unique about its architecture.
The Velarde Palace hosts part of the Art Museum
The Town Hall, a symbol of Olviedo and looms far away the city limits
Santa Maria del Naranco, a small pre-Romanesque church on a hill just outside Oviedo
Cathedral of San Salvador, an example of Gothic architecture from the 9th century
San Miguel de Lillo, a small church with unique architecture
Once upon a time two monks named Maximo and Fromestano established a small settlement in 761. With time, it evolved into a busting city thanks to efforts of King Fruela I of Austurias who built a palace in the area. As soon as capital credentials moved to Oviedo, the city became in the focus of foreign interest. Consequently, the Pilgrim's Route to Santiago running through the area transformed Oviedo into the main crossing in the region.
Sitting at the crossroads, Oviedo absorbed different cultural influences and today reflects Roman, Visigoth, and Norman styles in architecture. But the real swell of foreign visitors came to the city since the Arts College also known as the University of Oviedo was established.
Since then the city of Oviedo has got its second wind and became full of energy as city-leaders worked to improve its appearance. That led to renewal schemes, it gained pedestrian zones, improved cityscape and enjoyable old quarter.
You should make a trip to the city to see Oviedo as it changes. Booked.net can assist you with your stay If you book a hotel at our website.