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Oviedo, the capital of Asturias, is a city with colourful corners and vibrant streets where life passes by at the slow pace that is typical of cities with a small-town spirit. Planning a short break in the city and choosing from the best hotels in Oviedo is all you need to do to realise that the pace of life around here is completely different. Oviedo invites its guests to put down roots beyond a holiday, creating such strong, deep and beautiful links through its traditions such as the city’s typical pastries called carbayones.
If there is something that all parts of Asturias have in common it is the way the scenery captivates travellers. This autonomous region is also full of contrasts and is immersed between the imposing mountains of the interior and the romantic nostalgia of its fishing villages.
If there is one element that expresses the city’s soul and sets the pace for life there more than any other, it is undoubtedly the irreplaceable heart of Oviedo, El Fontán. Built in the 18th century at the edge of the oldest part of city, this market is one of the most beautiful in Spain (especially on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays when the street sellers take over the street). Not far from here lies El Salvador Cathedral, a magnificent example of Gothic architecture guarded by the statue of La Regenta, the protagonist of the namesake literary work written by Leopoldo Alas “Clarín” and set in the city of Oviedo (called Vetusta in literary fiction).
Plaza de la Escandalera is a square that separates the historic centre of Oviedo from the shopping area, and acts as a gateway to other highlights such as San Francisco Park, where you can enjoy an afternoon with an ice cream in summer or roasted chestnuts in winter, and the famous Campoamor Theatre, where the Prince of Asturias Awards are held. A must during a visit to the centre is a stop at Calle Gascona, a street where the essence of Asturian gastronomy is concentrated. This area is packed with ‘chigres’ or traditional bars serving cider and delicious home-made food.
The range of hotels in Oviedo offers visitors the opportunity to participate in the city’s daily life without needing to travel far. The hotels are located right in the heart of the city and are part of the customs and architectural design of the capital of Asturias.
The Barceló Oviedo Cervantes hotel respects the style of this stately city, lending the city an undeniable touch of distinction. Aside from appearances, these establishments are places where guests can rest and enjoy themselves, so meticulous attention to detail is paid to guest comfort: a pillow and aroma menu, rain-effect hydromassage shower, Wi-Fi in all rooms and communal areas, 24-hour room service, etc. Without a doubt, everything that will make your stay in Oviedo as comfortable and welcoming as your own home, or even more so.