The road from Oviedo to Santillana del Mar

A wonderful visit to Northern Spain, exploring towns, villages and back roads, was coming to a close. Three days in Oviedo just wasn’t enough but it was time to move on. We decided our road from Oviedo to Santillana del … Continued

World Heritage Sites in Oviedo

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There are six World Heritage Sites in Oviedo which is an extraordinary number and during our three days we saw four of the sites. All are unmissable. They are Santa Maria del Naranco and San Miguel de Lillo (mid 9C), … Continued

Plazas in Oviedo

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Beautiful plazas, or squares, link the streets in Oviedo. Sometimes they are bustling with people, sometimes peaceful, and sometimes deserted. They are always fascinating!

Statues in Oviedo

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There are nearly one hundred statues in Oviedo, placed throughout the town. I wasn’t aware of this initiative in Oviedo which doesn’t seem to be very well advertised. So, as I walked around Oviedo I was delighted to find these … Continued

The Park of San Francisco in Oviedo

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I only had three days in Oviedo but wanted to see as many parks and green spaces as I could in that time. I visited parks in all the Spanish cities in which we stayed and I think the beautiful … Continued

The Cathedral in Oviedo

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The Camino Primitivo, the original pilgrim route, started in Oviedo. The Camino Primitivo is apparently a difficult route of c.310kms through mountainous country, and it seems likely to me that it began from the Cathedral in Oviedo. The Cathedral is … Continued

The road from Ribadeo to Oviedo

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We set off from Ribadeo after a few restful and interesting days. The weather had been good but we started our journey to Oviedo in the pouring rain under grey skies. We nevertheless planned to visit Castro de Coana, Luarca … Continued

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