Top 10 Things to do in Oviedo, Spain

December 6, 2017 Leida Jutras

Oviedo is a treasure trove of Spanish religious architecture, dotted with monasteries, cathedrals and shrines that date all the way back to the 9th century. Soak up the rich history of the city by experiencing El Fontán Market, the San Isidoro el Real Church and the Castle of San Juan de Priorio, then shift aesthetic gears and check out modern architectural gems like the Prince Felipe Auditorium and the Jirafa building.
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1. Santa Maria del Naranco

Oviedo, Spain +34 638 26 01 63
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Santa Maria del Naranco

Reviewed By BlueWindez - Washington DC, District of Columbia

When you travel as much as we do, we can be forgiven for not wanting to visit another church. This one is an exception. It may be plain, so you're not here for the decoration. It's the history that matters here. That said, I found the architecture (and nearby, beautiful chapel) quite fascinating. Clearly a period piece, it is beautiful in its starkness. Getting on tour can be a pain; probably the one downside. Definitely worth making the side trip. Do not forget to walk to the nearby chapel.

2. San Julian de los Prados

Calle Selgas 2, 33011, Oviedo, Spain +34 687 05 28 26
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 322 reviews

San Julian de los Prados

Reviewed By Esther P - Chicago, Illinois

A little jewel of a church and more to see than the other two churches. The woman attendant is very helpful in answering questions and will take time to point out some of the more intrestng details. About 20 min. is enough time. It is lovely to know it is a working parish church. The day we visited, it was decorated with fresh flowers for a first communion service the next day.

3. Monte Naranco

Avenida de los Doctores Fernandez-Vega,, Oviedo, Spain +34 617 18 48 78
Excellent
55%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 655 reviews

Monte Naranco

Reviewed By CallumBradfield - Sunderland

Me and my grandfather decided to walk up to Monte Naranco as we'd heard that there was excellent views of Asturias. We'd already visited the Cathedral, so thought this would be a good thing to do for a day.
On the way up we realised that we were passing the Santa Maria Del Naranco and the San Miguel Del Lillo, two beautiful buildings that are also listed as attractions on TripAdvisor.
It was about 3km from the two aforementioned buildings to the top of Monte Naranco and could get very steep at a couple of points, but the Christ statue at the summit, along with the views, made it worth it.
Would recommend (even if just go up by car)

4. Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias

Calle Santa Ana 1-3, 33003, Oviedo, Spain +34 985 21 30 61
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 320 reviews

Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias

Reviewed By nvlinks - Las Vegas

Absolutely amazing that you must see it while in Oviedo. Some of the greatest artists along with many local artists. All open to the public and it is free. The layout is spectacular with exceptional lighting. The front part of the building is more modern but as you move into building 2&3 it is more tradition and well preserved. I love the facade outside to keep up with the architecture of the old city. A must see!!!!

5. San Miguel de Lillo

Naranco Mount, near Santa Maria, Oviedo, Spain +34 638 26 01 63
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 868 reviews

San Miguel de Lillo

Reviewed By geoffviking - St Helens, United Kingdom

Again is opened once an hour but half an hour after the other church.This gives you time to walk to the other bui ding about 5-10 minutes. We parked in indicated parking area and walked to both buildings. There is limited parking at the road side nearer to the buildings if you have limited mobility

6. Campo de San Francisco

Oviedo Center, Oviedo, Spain +34 985 20 72 11
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 723 reviews

Campo de San Francisco

Reviewed By es-travler - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Around Christmas you will find a craft market here in the park (close to C\ Uría) - since presents in Spain are not exchanged until the three wise men arrive, this market is open beyond Christmas day.

7. Libreria Cervantes

Calle del Doctor Casal 9 Bajo, 33001, Oviedo, Spain +34 985 20 77 61
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

Libreria Cervantes

Reviewed By es-travler - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

One of the few we’ll stocked bookstores still around. Four floors of literally everything, and also live discussions in a corner on the ground floor.

8. Esculturas Oviedo

Oviedo, Spain
Excellent
55%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 911 reviews

Esculturas Oviedo

Reviewed By es-travler - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Everywhere and anywhere in Oviedo's streets, squares and parks you come across the many statues - many related to the history of the places.

9. Estatua de Mafalda Homenaje a Quino

Parque San Francisco, Oviedo, Spain +34 984 08 38 00
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 413 reviews

Estatua de Mafalda Homenaje a Quino

Reviewed By Semi L - Seoul, South Korea

I heard that during the daytime there is a queue of kids for taking photos haha. Everyone loves Mafalda and I finally made a photo with her!

10. Plaza del Fontan

Oviedo, Spain +34 984 29 49 13
Excellent
48%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 998 reviews

Plaza del Fontan

Reviewed By es-travler - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Beautiful courtyard (next to the permanent indoor market, and around which the street market takes place) with many possibilities to try the local products in the cidrerias and small shops.

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