Oviedo, a city made for strolling
Street in Oviedo
Oviedo is a city made for strolling. When you are there, you will realise why Woody Allen (who shot some of the scenes from his film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” in this city) said that Oviedo was “pleasant, peaceful and kind to pedestrians (…) Like a fairy tale”. You’ll love wandering around the historic centre of the town, full of squares and elegant mansions, visiting the Cathedral and the Campoamor Theatre (where the prestigious Prince of Asturias prize-giving ceremony is held), and then stopping to enjoy its most famous drink: Asturian cider.
You can also enjoy the pleasant area around the city by taking a trip to the top of Monte Naranco, a broad green zone which offers an outstanding view of Oviedo. From there you can take a guided tour to see some of the monuments declared World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO, and which are in the distinctive Asturian pre-Romanesque architectural style.