Oviedo is the capital city and a municipality in Asturias, situated in northern Spain. This city is the administrative and commercial centre for the principality. This is a picturesque city offering a diverse architectural heritage. San Miguel de Lillo is a pre-Romanesque palace that was built by the first Asturian kings on Mount Naranco, to the north of the city.
The economy of Oviedo is strongly dependant on government and other administrative positions. There is also a large manufacturing influence on the economy. While this is not evident in Oviedo, the adjacent municipalities of Siero and Llanera are industrial centres for the region and many who live in Oviedo work in these jobs. There are many office buildings in the city featuring options to rent executive suites.
Entertainment And Dining Out
This architecturally diverse city features many buildings and museums. Including the Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias - Asturias Museum of Fine Arts showcasing over 8,000 items from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. This museum is in three buildings in the old quarter of Oviedo: the 18th century Velarde Palace, a building from the 1940s, and the Casa de Oviedo Portal, dating from the 17th century. Restaurants in Oviedo include La Corrada del Obispo, set in an 18th century house with stone walls and a neo-rustic décor, it features a traditional menu. La Puerta Nueva offers another choice for traditional cuisine.
The closest major airport to Oviedo, Spain is Asturias Airport (OVD/LEAS). This airport is 47 km (29 miles) from the city centre. Oviedo has a train and bus station offering connections to regional towns. The A-63, A-64 and A-66 motorways can all be joined at junctions in Oviedo. There are a number of train stations dotted throughout the city including the Oviedo Estación Uría located at the centre.