Oviedo is a city in the Asturias region of northern Spain that sits on the Atlantic coast. One of the most important things to see in Oviedo is the Cathedral of San Salvador. Masons began building this Gothic church in 1348 and finished at the end of the 15th century, and it is one of the principal stations for the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Inside there is a revered statue of Christ and the church’s one tower reached over 200ft in height. For nature lovers the Campo de San Francisco Park is a downtown area full of trees and flowerbeds, statues and water features for visitors to enjoy. Outside of the city, the Santa Maria del Naranco hill holds two Pre-Romanesque buildings of interest. In the city itself there are many baroque and medieval buildings to visit and enjoy for their history and architecture. Oviedo apartments offer visitors the chance to stay in the centre of town near to the central attractions.
When to go to Oviedo
Spain’s northern coast has good weather in summer months and this is of course the most popular time to visit. Surfing is a way of life in many towns and cities along the coast and in summer the Atlantic waters can be slightly warmer than in the winter. Villas in Oviedo can be rented year round from private owners for travellers looking for a cheap way to spend their holidays.
Getting to and around Oviedo
Oviedo has its own international airport and many of the European budget airlines operate flights in and out of this city. From Oviedo it is approximately 90 minutes to Leon, France by bus and four hours to Salamanca, Spain. Rail connections along the coast are poor - there are no direct trains to Santiago de Compostela, Satander or Bilbao, however coach companies offer transfers or you could always hire a car.
Where to stay in Oviedo
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