Oviedo Travel Guide

  • Oviedo
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Oviedo
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Oviedo
    by jorgejuansanchez

Oviedo Highlights

  • Pro
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     Manageable size, pretty, clean, historical 

  • Con
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     the mist, the weather. 

  • In a nutshell
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     It felt like I had been transported outside Spain - to a place that was sort of French, sort of Scottish, sort of Irish 

Oviedo Things to Do

  • Beautiful structures around Calle de...

    Oviedo is the capital of Asturias. Stands to reason that there will be some lovely and schwanky structures there.

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  • Plaza de la Constitucion

    Located in the center of Oviedo's old section, plaza de la Constitucion is a touristic center of the city. However, it's beautiful and features a church and arcade. You may want to spend some quality time here as we did. It was relaxing and lovely.

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  • Plaza de Riego

    We walked through this plaza on our way to lunch. This beautiful building, with its balconies, caught my attention.

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Oviedo Hotels

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Oviedo Restaurants

  • Upscale Asturian

    We enjoyed Casa Conrado for lunch. It is a bit on the formal side, but the food was good, the service was attentive, and the atmosphere was nice. They served traditional Asturian cuisine, upscale style, beautifully presented. The vegetables in the sole vegetarian were overcooked. They did a lot better on their meat dishes. So many Spanish...

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  • The Sidrerias

    Asturias is Cider country and has its traditional ways of serving it. There are serveral typical Sidrerias in Calle Cascona, a road frequented by tourists and locals alike, for lunch or dinner, or just to share a bottle with friends (or drink it on your own...to have a chat with your bar neighburs). My Spanish improves enormously after a...

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  • Love the name, the food.....eh!

    Punta y coma can mean either:Period and commaPeriod and eatPoint and eatI love the play on words here. A period is a stop, stop and eat is a logical deduction of this name. Unfortunately, I wasn't as impressed by the food. I ordered lomo de cerdo (pork loin) and it was dry and covered in a gravy. It reminded me of cafeteria style turkey and gravy...

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Oviedo Nightlife

  • Weekends are best

    The old town is very animated on weekends, young crowds fill the pedestrian areas of the old town and its many cheap bars and restaurants. Casual

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  • Tapas, tapas, tapas (and pinxos)

    If you've always wanted to check out the custom of bar hopping to taste tapas, the link below will direct you to some of the better tapas bars in Oviedo. I should mention that going out for tapas (a tapear) and going out for a snack (pinxos- finger sandwiches) is a slightly different proceedure that you need to experience to understand. (Personally...

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  • MOVIE's BAR

    Since my early young-times, we used to go to a place called 'TAXI' because the people we met there and the low prizes of drinks.In the begining of the 90's four friend (Angel, Alberto, Antonio and Miguel) got the place, changed the name to MOVIE and came into the night business.I will look for a picture to show you the place, and you will not miss...

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Oviedo Transportation

  • Getting to Oviedo

    Flying to Oviedo.The local airport is actually not in Oviedo but in Ranón, a 30-minute drive from it. Bus company ALSA has regular buses from the airport to Oviedo and a taxi may take you for around 20 euro. Several national airlines (Iberia, Spanair, AirEuropa) operate from Ranón airport and some low-cost international airlines (Ryanair) have been...

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  • Getting around Oviedo

    Although the best way to get around Oviedo is on foot, local buses will take you to most places for 85 cents in the likely event of rain or if your feet are sore. Buses are quite new, comfortable and air-conditioned. You can pay per ride or purchase a bus card with any amount of rides that will lower the cost per ride, at any newstand. Taxis are an...

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  • Use the bus

    Alsa is the national bus company, they run a comprehensive service throuhout Asturias. The journey from the airport takes around 40 -50 minutes.

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Oviedo Shopping

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  • Mercado del Fontán

    I love going into classic markets overseas almost as much as I love going to supermarkets. This place is gorgeous too. The exterior is almost middle eastern looking and there are so many stalls to choose from. We bought the most delicious cheese that brought us a multitude of joy for days to come.

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  • Market at Plaza de Daoíz y Velarde

    Our morning in Oviedo started with, once again, emerging from a parking lot and onto an outdoor market. I'm not superstitious but I definitely felt it was it was sign from a higher power... Well.... we got some souvenirs, some dumb dresses (well, they won't be if owls ever come in style and I drop 40 lbs) and one gorgeous rose quartz and pearl...

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  • Anything you can imagine buying

    I know El Corte Ingles is not authentic Spanish shopping - it is just a huge mega department store, but I am simply pointing out that there is an El Corte Ingles in Oviedo if you happen to need to buy something. Doesn't matter what. El Corte Ingles has it. (Except for the right kind of shoes for my fashionista daugher.) We needed (1) shampoo, (2) a...

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Oviedo Local Customs

  • Don't try it yourself!

    It was tempting for us to try pouring the sidra ourselves, especially after we had drunk a couple, fortunately we didn't, it's an art we could never master. This friendly barman was happy for us to photo him at wok, did ask first!

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  • Sidra

    The local tipple is sidra or cider in English and what a great drink it is. Turns up in a wine bottle with a alcohol content of around 6 - 6 1/2% Expertly poured by the barman the air is removed, we tried several siderias and enjoyed every one.

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  • TYPICAL WEDDING

    My brother Jorge is getting married on January 18th, 2003 with Lucia, his girl-friend.They are going to celebrate it with our family, and in the evening, we are having a party for Jorge's friend in a pub in Oviedo.Good luck for them, and be happy!

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Oviedo Warnings and Dangers

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    by asturnut Updated Feb 26, 2004

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    Spain has very little problem with violent crime relative to most other nations. But like any city of it's size Oviedo does have a small problem with muggers. Common sense will likely keep you out of any trouble in Oviedo. My only word of caution is in regard to places like parks and dimly lit streets at night. We almost got mugged one night we decided to take a shortcut through the Parque de San Francisco, which is very safe by day.

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Oviedo Tourist Traps

  • by prestejuan Written Aug 1, 2005

    In recent years souvenir shops have sprouted like musrooms on wet wood, some of them are trying to mislead people with all kind of celtic stuff, like triskelions. And this is NOT real asturian, you are not in ireland. we have nothing in common but bagpipes.

    Unique Suggestions: If you want an auntentic asturian souvenir ask for a "cigua", a little jet amulet to protect from envy.

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Oviedo What to Pack

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    by galvanoplastica Written Aug 26, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: If you are going to stay in a Pensión or with a family, try not to pack heavy: some houses do not have elevators.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Do not forget to pack rain shoes, umbrella and some rainproof jacket. In any season, you will most likely have at least on rainy day in your visit to Oviedo.

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Oviedo Off The Beaten Path

  • But it's the ayuntamiento now...

    We visited Oviedo's ayuntamiento (city hall) because two of my friends were looking to find some information about the branch of their family from the region. The ayuntamiento just so happens to be in a former prison.I respect Oviedo for not letting this beautiful structure go to waste and repurposing it. However, no matter which way you look at it...

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  • Got Chorizo?

    Are you like me? Have you ever wondered where you can get an endless supply of chorizo? Well wonder no more; it's in Oviedo. Now you know where to go.

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  • Art Museum "CAMCO" in Oviedo

    When I was in Oviedo I visited an exposition of the native born painter Vaquero at the CAMCO gallery. I was very impressed by what I saw. The acronym CAMCO stands for the CENTRO DE ARTE MODERNO CIUDAD DE OVIEDO. CAMCO is located on calle ALONSO QUINTANILLA in the lower floor of the "Teatro Campoamor" in Oviedo. Here you will find, amongst others, a...

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Oviedo Sports & Outdoors

  • Real Oviedo

    A wet Sunday evening was the perfect excuse for me to walk the 10 minutes to Estadio Carlos Tartiere, home of Real Oviedo. A 1-0 victory over Zalla in Liga 2b was entertaining too, even Mrs Bonio didn't complain too much!

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  • NEW SPORT IDOL: F. ALONSO

    Nobody was known in Spain for driving racing cars as Fernando in nowdays.On May 4th, 2.003, everybody in Asturias (and mostly in Spain) was watching TV to hear our idol.I heard on the radio that in Ramblas Street in Barcelona people were buying Asturian Flags for the event (our lovely, blue and yellow flag, just like Renault colours) and the...

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  • FIRST VICTORY: HUNGARY 2003

    We have the date: August 24th, 2003.At last, Fernando Alonso won the first of a long list of victories in Speed Racing Cars. It took place on Hungary GP, in Budapest, one of the more beautiful cities in the world.I was sticken to the armchair while he was running lap after lap in first position. The most important moment in the race was at 9 laps...

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Oviedo Favorites

  • A Missed Opportunity

    So, apparently Woody Allen is dearly loved in Oviedo (remember "Vicky, Christina, Barcelona?") and they've got a statue of him somewhere. We didn't see it. If we had I totally would've posed next to it, on my knees, so to look like a little girl. Would've been SO good. But no. I had to settle for a photo of the statue. Lame.

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  • Cleanest city in Spain

    Oviedo is a wonderful city. It's undergone a lot of work lately to fix damage to old buildings. They've closed off the old narrow streets in the city center (casco antiguo) because traffic pollution was damaging the buildings. Now each building has been meticulously cleaned and it's a pedestrian's dream. Oviedo's streets are always clean (according...

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  • Plaza del Ayuntamiento in Oviedo

    Plaza del Ayuntamiento is in Oviedo Antiguo in the pedestrian only area. It's an open air square where there is always activity. This is a wonderful place to people watch!

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