Template:EnEspañol Oviedo is the capital city of Asturias in northern Spain and has a population of approximately 223.617 people, 50 of they are CSers (august 2008). Oviedo is a small and calm city but with a lot of things to do, to visit, to taste, and to enjoy for really little money. Oviedo University's international campus attracts many foreign students from all over the globe.
Check out our group: Asturias, North of Spain to keep yourself informed about events and more.
Climate & Weather
Summers are mild, with lot of sunny days and winters are moderate with soft rains that we call orbayu. You can check the weather here and also view some webcams of the region.
ASTURIAS AIRPORT (code IATA: OVD, code OACI: LEAS)
is placed in Ranon, 47 km from oviedo and has buses to oviedo every hour for €6,15 (august 2008).
- Air Berlin: Palma de Mallorca.
- Air Europa: Lanzarote, Tenerife Sur, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca.
- Clickair: Barcelona.
- easyJet: Ginebra (Geneve), Londres-Stansted (London), Madrid-Barajas.
- Iberia: Barcelona, Madrid-Barajas.
- Air Nostrum (Iberia regional): Alicante, Barcelona, Bruselas (Brussels), Madrid-Barajas, Málaga, París-Orly, Sevilla, Valencia.
- Spanair: Barcelona, Madrid-Barajas.
Spain is not an easy country for hitchhiking, you can try it but remember it is forbidden in highways
Oviedo is a small city, and you can go walking everywhere, but if you are too lazy, take the urban bus. A one-journey ticket costs €0.90 (august 2008).
These buses work from 7:00 to 23:00 every ten minutes aprox (depends on the line) and in weekends and holidays there are special ones throughout the night, look for buhos in their web site.
All of the next places are showed in this google map
La Escandalera Square
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San Francisco Park
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Santa Maria de Naranco Church
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San Juan Church
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El Fontán Market
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El Cristo viewpoint
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San Miguel de Lillo Church
Art & Culture
|Fine Arts museum||free||985 21 30 61||Calle Santa Ana 1-3||Tuesday on Friday - 10,30 to 14,00 & 16,30 to 20,30
Saturday - 11,30 to 14,00 & 17,00 to 20,00
Sunday and holiday - 11,30 to 14,30
little time changes in july and august
|Archaeological museum||free||985 21 54 05||Calle San Vicente, 5||Tuesday to saturday - 10.00 to 13.30 & 16.00 to 18.00
Sunday and holiday - 11.00 to 13.00
to drink something
|Gascona||"El bulevar de la sidra" (boulevard of cyder) is full of sidrerias and always crowded.|
|La Calleja La Ciega||A calm bar to enjoy summer nights in this wonderful terrace (downstairs)|
|CA Beleño||An old celtic tavern with tipical decoration, to drink an irish beer listening to bagpipe sounds|
All the night clubs are in the same area (more or less) and I think it is better to mark all the area in google maps than mark them one by one, because here in spain, usually people dont spend more than 30 min in each club, and in one night you'll have time for visit most places and decide which is the best for yourself.
Festivals & Events
|San Mateo||12 - 28 september||main party|
If you can't find any couch for crash, try with the next choices:
|Albergue Ramón Menéndez Pidal||985 96 65 70||C/ Julián Claveria,14||Hostelling International|
|Albergue de El Salvador||985 22 85 25||Calle San Pedro Mestallón, nº 1||only for pilgrims (you need a card)|
Useful Info & Links
Spain phone prefix 0034
Info for Oviedo hosts
In your profile, you can add the following text so you give people the basic information any CSer needs to know when planning to come to our city.
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<b>If you are coming to Oviedo, check our <a href="http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Oviedo">wiki</a> and <a href="http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=5859">Asturias group</a> - very helpful info inside!!</b>