Oviedo

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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.

Getting here

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).

airlines:

  • 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.

BUSES

TRAINS

HITCH-HIKING

Spain is not an easy country for hitchhiking, you can try it but remember it is forbidden in highways

Local transportation

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.

Places

All of the next places are showed in this google map

to visit

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

to eat

soon....

Nightlife

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


Acomodation

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

  • Ambulance, Emergencies, Firemen, Police: 112
  • Taxis: 985 25 25 00 web
  • City Hall 984 08 38 00 web

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.

Copy + Paste this text in your "Couch information"

<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>