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Discover Oviedo and its Surroundings


©Turismo Asturias – Juan de Tury

Welcome to Oviedo, a city brimming with history and beauty in the heart of Asturias, and the starting point of the Camino Primitivo - The Original Way. In this article, we invite you to uncover all that this vibrant city has to offer, as well as some of the most stunning destinations you can explore in its surroundings.

Oviedo, the capital of the Asturias region, is a city that seamlessly blends the charm of its historical heritage with the modernity of a constantly growing metropolis. Its cobblestone streets will transport you to bygone eras, while its stylish shops and restaurants will remind you that you're in the 21st century. From the majestic Cathedral of San Salvador to the iconic Campoamor Theater, Oviedo is a city brimming with cultural and architectural treasures. Additionally, Oviedo serves as a significant gathering point for pilgrims journeying along the Camino de Santiago, a unique spiritual experience that attracts travelers from around the world.

A visit to Oviedo would not be complete without savoring the delightful Asturian cuisine. Typical dishes like Asturian bean stew ("fabada asturiana") and cider ("sidra") are an essential part of the local culinary experience. Markets and taverns offer a wide variety of fresh products and traditional dishes that will tantalize your taste buds.

©Turismo Asturias – Joaquin Fanjul

The surroundings of Oviedo are a paradise for nature and adventure enthusiasts, and the Camino de Santiago will take you through some of these spectacular landscapes. Just a few kilometers from the city, you'll find breathtaking natural areas, such as the Ubiñas-La Mesa Natural Park, where you can hike and enjoy panoramic views. Furthermore, the beaches of the Costa Verde are a short drive away, providing an opportunity to relax on the shores of the Cantabrian Sea.

The nearby towns of Oviedo are authentic cultural gems. Places like Gijón and Avilés boast museums, festivals, and events that will allow you to delve even deeper into Asturian heritage. Don't miss the chance to explore these charming locales and meet their friendly residents.

Oviedo and its surroundings are a unique destination that combines history, nature, culture, and gastronomy, in addition to being a important point on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage Primtive route. If you're seeking a comprehensive experience in northern Spain and an unforgettable spiritual journey, Oviedo is the perfect place to start.

Plan your visit and discover all that this wonderful city and its connection to the Camino de Santiago have to offer.

We welcome you with open arms in Asturias!