Oviedo, Spain

Stop 24:

Oviedo is the capital city of Galicia.  We didn’t spend a lot of time here.  We built way too much into our interary to take full advantage of this city.  But honestly, other cities in the area were drawing us in.  And again, the highlights here are mostly churches.  We were exhausted from all the churches at this point, and the ones we had already seen were gorgeous, grand, hundreds of years old, and very interesting.


  • San Julian de los Prados, a re-Romanesque shrine – This is the oldest church in the city.  We didn’t make it in time to see the well-preserved frescoes and a Greek lettered cross on the inside.
  • Cathedral of San Salvador – Oviedo’s Gothic cathedral was built between the 14th and the 16th centuries.  Inside is a Holy Chamber built to hide the treasures of Christian Spain during the struggle with the Moors.  Again, we didn’t spend time here, so we missed this.

Thanks to Fodor’s Travel Guides, Trip Advisor, and Wikipedia for the great lessons that helped me to plan and summarize this trip.

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