Happy Christmas 2012 from Oviedo. To all our friends, supporters and contributors.
Where is Asturias hope you have a wonderful Happy Christmas 2012 and holiday season with lots of good food, fine wines and great company.
We have enjoyed our interactions with you all throughout the year and look forward to much more in 2013. Merry Christmas!
Oviedo city is the capital of the Principality of Asturias. It is a very elegant and enchanting city that invites you to wander through the medieval streets, enjoy amazing gastronomy, have a coffee in the charming cake shops and cafes, go shopping in their exquisite shops & boutiques, enjoy the art galleries and museums or have a drink in the busy bars and night clubs.
When describing Oviedo the words “Charming” and “Historic” always come to mind. You feel the sense of history in every step as you experience the impressive Old District and stroll among the Palaces, Churches, Convents and ancient buildings. It is recommended that visitors should see the 13th century Cathedral of San Saviour which is mainly gothic in design but it has also signs of Pre-Romanesque architecture. The Holy Chamber in the Cathedral is home to many religious relics such as the Cross of the Angels, an important symbol for the people of Oviedo. The Cross of Victory, which is the symbol used on the official flag of Asturias. Is also where the Sudarium of Oviedo can be found which is said to be the cloth that was wrapped around the head of Jesus Christ after his death.
In Oviedo you can find also very fine examples of Pre-Romanic art and architecture such as The Church of San Julian de los Prados, The Church of Santa Maria del Naranco or the church San Miguel de Lillo which have all been declared sites of World Heritage.
More info: Oviedo Tourist Office
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