Oviedo: North Spain destinations
Oviedo is a city of rich history, leading back to the year 720 when the Kingdom of Asturias began. The capital of Asturias offers a variety of architectonical highlights, also to be traced back to the old Kings of the area, who built castles and palaces like the Palacio de Congresos de Oviedo or churches like the Santa Maria del Naranco. The many years Oviedo has lived leave a medieval flair behind in the old part of the city.
The area is famous for a perfect combination of culture, nature and gastronomy. The landscape is beautiful, as it is part of the ‘Green Spain’, due to the oceanic climate providing the nature with enough resources to blossom. Several National Parks such as the Picos de Europa National Park prove this fact with amazing mountain ranges, or the beautiful Covadonga Lakes. The many caves to be found in this area and other important monuments like i.e. the church San Miguel de Lillo are declared UNESCO World Heritage Site and are definitely worth a visit.