I was in Oviedo in July..this very short and sweet trip report is long overdue..and I have a Bucharest report to write as well for this past October..So here goes!
Flew to Madrid where I spent a day enjoying the city once again and seeing a couple friends.I always enjoy Madrid!The Sorolla Museum is lovely by the way....a friend took me and I loved it!The patio/garden area..a little gem..! I actually stayed in ALPEDRETE which is a small town outside Madrid..lovely...just because my friends I was going to Oviedo with live there.,I stayed at a lovely Pension (see reviews).After a day in Madrid we head off for Oviedo..my friend is actually from there.It was a lovely drive.We arrived Oviedo where I got settled in my booked Pension in city center(see reviews) Hostal Alvarez! Excellent location! I could have stayed at my friends place about 10 minutes outside city center,but as I like a bit of space to go round as I please..taking photos etc,I thought it was a good idea.It was! I had my early morning free time to explore the city and take photos etc.The location was dead center!
First day we spent having lunch n Oviedo and going round the town ....a beautiful city!Very compact..clean and tidy.. with an aristocratic flare to it.
Calle Uria is lined with shops and its so easy to find your way..to one end of it the Train Station..the other ends leads to Old Town..Mercado Fontana.I loved the many statues round town and we had great fun taking photos of them and with them! Woody Allen statue included!
Everyday we headed out to visit the surrounding cities and towns.Gijon.....Avilles...Asturias mountains...The whole area is so beautiful and green!
When in Oviedo..be sure to visit the Mercado..have Turron ice-cream...bollo prenao...Cider....at a sideria!!!.Enjoy the city.!
Any questions feel free to ask...! have photos on facebook..if interested msg me for a link!