Oviedo Guide
Popular destinations in Spain

Top Oviedo Attractions

  • Catedral de San SalvadorSan Salvador Cathedral
  • Iglesia de Santa María del NarancoSanta María del Naranco Church
  • Iglesia de San Miguel de LilloSan Miguel de Lillo Church
  • La fuente de foncaladaFoncalada Fountain
  • Monasterio de San VicenteSan Vicente Monastery
  • AyuntamientoCity Hall
  • Palacio de CamposagradoCamposagrado Palace
  • Palacio del Conde de TorenoPalace of the Count of Toreno
  • Basílica de San Julián de los PradosSan Julián de los Prados Basilica
  • Casa de los LlanésHouse of the Llanés Family
  • Museo de Bellas ArtesFine Arts Museum
  • Capilla de la BalesquidaLa Balesquida Chapel
  • Plaza del FontánFontán Square
  • Plaza de TrascorralesTrascorrales Square
  • Campo de San FranciscoSan Francisco Park
  • Convento de Santo Domingo de GuzmánSanto Domingo de Guzmán Convent

Top Festivals

Taking place in February or March, just before the onset of Lent, Carnaval is a huge party of parades, costumes and general merry-making.

La AscensiónThe Ascension
Celebrated each May is La Ascensión, during which Asturians honor agricultural life with cattle competitions, bull fights, artisan displays, all sorts of home-made food, traditional clothing, typical music and a big open-air market of typical Asturian foods and crafts.

Las Fiestas de San MateoThe Celebration of Saint Mateo
Held in the last week of September, the Fiestas de San Mateo is the most typical Asturian festival in Oviedo, featuring music, parades, food & drink, performances and fireworks galore.

Food & Drink

With rural farmlands, high mountains and a huge stretch of coastline, Asturias combines the best of all worlds in its cuisine- fish, cheese, vegetables, meats, etc.

When it comes to the local beverage of choice, the star is undoubtedly the famous fermented cider, made from apples from the orchards of Asturias. The streets of Oviedo are packed with sidrerías, or cider bars; there's a large conglomeration of sidrerías along the Calle Gascona, not far from the cathedral.

Below you can find a few local specialties to put on your Oviedo "to try" list:

  • FabadaBean stew with meat
  • CallosTripe
  • Chorizo a la sidraSausage prepared in cider
  • Carne governadaStew with veal, onion, garlic and white wine sauce
  • Garbanzos con bacalao y espinacasChickpeas with cod and spinach
  • Pote d'AntroxuStew made with sausage, potatoes, beans & vegetables
  • Queso cabralesCheese
  • FrixuelosLocal variation of crepes
  • CarbayonesAlmond pastry
  • SidraFermented cider


Oviedo has an oceanic climate, with moderate temperatures due to its proximity to the coast. Winters in Oviedo are cool and often rainy, with an average high temperature of 10.8ºC (51ºF) during its coldest month, January. Summers are warm and have less rain, with an average high of 28.0ºC (82.4ºF) during July, its warmest month.

Getting There

By plane
Asturias has an airport - Aerpuerto de Asturias - that is located roughly 40 kilometers from Oviedo. The airport has connections with numerous destinations in both Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Málaga, Alicante, Sevilla, etc.) and abroad (London, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Rome, Zurch, Brussels, Milan, etc.).

To get to the city center from the airport your best option is to take a bus to the city center, which leaves every hour and is far cheaper than taking a taxi.

By train
The train station is Oviedo (C/ de Uría) is located in the center of the city and has routes to and from cities throughout Spain.

By bus
Oviedo's bus station (C/ Pepe Cosmén) neighbors the train station and connects Oviedo with cities throughout northern Spain as well as large Spanish cities like Madrid, Sevilla and Barcelona.

Getting Around

While Oviedo's city center is very navigable on foot, the city does have a network of city buses that extends throughout the various districts of the city.

Fast Facts

PopulationApprox. 221,000
Autonomous CommunityAsturias
PeopleOvetense, Carbayón
LanguagesSpanish, Asturiano
LocationCentral Asturias, a region found in the northwestern part of Spain between the regions of Galicia and Cantabria
Tourist OfficeC/ Marqués de Santa Cruz, 1
Tel: (+34) 985 227 586

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