Oviedo Asturias Tourism

Weekend in Oviedo, Asturias


Included in this Weekend Break:

– 2 nights in the 4 star Hotel Silken Monumental Naranco
– Visit a small artisanal cheese factory & Oviedo City
– Traditional Asturian Degustation Menu

Prices: from €200 per person. 

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    About Oviedo

    Oviedo was capital city to the Kingdom of Asturias before the conformation of Spain, and is home to the most numerous representative buildings of Asturian pre-romanic art, developed under this kingdom during the 9th and 10th centuries. These were declared of human heritage by UNESCO in 1985 and 1988, being denominated the Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of Asturias. Among these you can find the Cámara Santa de Oviedo, small chapel inside the cathedral where still the kingdom’s jewellery is guarded or four churches dated from the 9th century, one of which conserves its original paintings.

    Your itinerary

    Day 1

    Arrive into Oviedo in the afternoon or early evening.

    Take the evening to wander around the Monuments of historic Oviedo and enjoy the cities welcoming atmosphere.

    Have a pleasant rest at the four star Silken Monumental Naranco Hotel including the comforts of a gym, sauna and climate swimming pool, all included in your stay. (Facilities for hotel guests only)

    Day 2

    The province of Asturias is known worldwide for its cheese, of which it’s international commerce is dated back to the 18th century. Asturias has 42 cheese types of which 4 have an Origin Denomination and 1 is of a Protected Geographic Site.

    Included in the stay, we invite you to spend the morning in the small artisanal cheese factory, Quesería Lazana, at only 16km from Oviedo city. This is where cheese is produced in the traditional way, with best quality prime materials, maximum rigorosity on health care and special care of the environment. Be guided on traditional cheese production, the importance of cheese in the Asturian gastronomy and savor the various kinds of Lazana cheeses. Including winners of two silver medals at the Worlds Cheese Awards given in London in 2014.

    We head back to the city, to delight you with a blend of traditional and innovative gastronomy in the remarkable ‘del Arco restaurant’, founded in 1982 by the already renown Ramón Sánchez del Arco. This is maintained by the family, run by the son of Ramón and still one of the hottest places of the city. Enjoy a degustation menu which typically would include plates such as:

    Marinated partridge millefeuille
    Mushroom stuffed ravioli with asturian cheese and prawn oil sauce
    Maize torto and chestnuts with season mushrooms

    Grilled hake with crayfish juice and parmentier
    Crystallized cod with vegetable cream and orange pil-pil sauce
    Sucker lamb chop pressed at low temperature with quinoa
    Cheek beef stewed with thin potato purée

    Take your time in the evening to wander around the city and try the best ciders or wines of Asturias, or even do a spot of shopping.

    Day 3

    Enjoy your last day walking around Oviedo city centre and the ‘Old Town’. Before you leave the city, visiting the Cathedral is highly recommended. The price is 6 euros per person.

    The Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Saviour also known as Cathedral of San Salvador is an impressive Roman Catholic cathedral building on top of a minor basilica. Situated in the middle of a magnificent set of historic buildings.

    The Cathedral of San Salvador of Oviedo today displays an array of architectural styles from Pre-Romanesque to Baroque, including Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance parts. It began as a large Pre-Romanesque basilica in the present location of the Gothic Cathedral, but nothing more is known about that first building. This was built in 781 AD by order of King Alfonso II of Asturias.

    You might also want to visit:

    Danny’s Jazz, with live jazz music from 23:00.

    Guide yourselves into the enjoyable Oviedo Wine Tour with the next recommended stops: El Antiguo Molinillo, El Diañu Burlón, El Rebote, Entrevinos, I+Drink, El Padrino, La Competencia, La Lola, La Mala Uva, La Niña Bonita, La Oveja Negra, La Taberna de Isaac, Los 4 Gatos, Sidrería El Valle, Western city.

    For shopping: There is a host of top Spanish brands at Calle Uría (Zara, Uterqüe, Roberto Verino, Stradivarius, Pull & Bear, Women’s Secret, Javier Simorra), close to both Campoamor (Cortefiel, Gocco, Neck-Neck) and Doctor Casal (Caramelo, El Caballo), streets with a large number of specialist shops. Streets Palacio Valdés (Massimo Dutti, Zara) and Milicias Nacionales (Angel Schlesser, Bimba & Lola) are also close and provide a variety of fashion. You will find interesting boutiques at Gil de Jaz (Bimba & Lola, Kina Fernández, Purificación García) and González del Valle streets (Coronel Tapiocca). More spanish fashion awaits you at Cimadevilla street, like the atelier of the asturian designer Josechu Santana. Outside of the centre of the city you might also want to check the Buenavista shopping center (Antonio Pernas, Adolfo Domínguez, Purificación García, Panama Jack, Pikolinos, Massimo Dutti, Trucco, Zara…).