Oviedo Tourist Information
The airport is 40 Km far away from the city. There you can find a car parking for more than 600 vehicles. Inside the airport building you can enjoy of buying at their shops and rest in their bars and restaurants.
In the main hall, you can find different car rental desks, taxi service and bus service.
The city lovers who want to discover the tourist charms of Asturias may start to visit Oviedo, the capital of the Principality. The origin of this city was documented in the 8th century, in 761, when a group of serfs settle on a hill known as Oveto and built a basilica dedicated to Saint Vincent. Years later was founded the monastery of San Vincent on the original settlement, today turned into the Archaeological Museum of Asturias.
During the Middle Ages the religious fervour, fuelled by the pilgrimage movement, promoted commerce, crafts and the market. These elements were basics for the development of a town surrounded by a wall, Oviedo, which became the political centre of the Principality. Many palaces or mansions built during the 17th and 18th centuries, form part of the monumental heritage of Oviedo (Camposagrado palace, Miranda-Heredia palace, Toreno palace ).
We suggest you complete your tour to this town visiting its tourist attactions: the Cathedral and its Holy Chamber or the Campoamor Theatre, venue of many cultural events apart from the Price of Asturias Awards. Nowadays Oviedo is considered an open and modern city with a great international projection due to this well-known award.
Anyway, who wants to experience this Natural Paradise, may plan an itinerary for active tourism. The active tourism in Asturias is well organized by a complete network of signalized footpaths itineraries, formed by paths and tracks to avoid the highways transit and enjoy fantastic natural landscapes.
But you can also discover green tourism in Asturias. In that case, you may go to the closest rent a car firm, located all around this province (Asturias Airport, Gijon, Oviedo ) and then start a relaxed tour. This tourism category is synonymous of beauty, diversity and tranquillity. Drive calmly with your car all over this region which offers tourist destinies for you that are a true natural paradise: forests, mountains, beaches, tips. With reference to this type of tourism, dont miss find some rural accommodation for your holidays. Usually rural accommodation is found in traditional country towns with less than five hundred inhabitants. Breathe peace and comfort in a typical field houses and inns in Asturias.