Highlights of Oviedo

3 Hours

This guided walking tour shows you the highlights of Oviedo, the capital of Asturias. Together with a private, local, and English-speaking guide, you’ll explore the city’s Old Town, food market, monumental buildings, and famous statues.

From the Middle Ages to Modern Times

Oviedo has a history that dates back to the Middle Ages. Your guide leads you through Oviedo and through time, when you explore the Medieval remainders of what once was the royal seat of the Kings of Asturias. Together, you discover the Old Town with its mansions and baroque palaces. You also get to know (and perhaps taste!) some of Asturias’ most famous products: cheese and sider!

Oviedo, Origin del Camino

In the 9th century, the then King of Asturias, Alfonso II, heard about a mysterious tomb found in the woods in Galicia. He embarked on a quest to see this tomb himself. It appeared to be the resting place of the Apostle James (Santiago in Spanish). Surely, he could not have imagned that centuries later, millions of pilgrims would literally follow in his footsteps. The famous Camino de Santiago was born, and its origin lies in Oviedo!

Throughout the year, and especially in summer, dozens of pilgrims start to walk the Camino Primitivo each day. It’s very likely you stumble upon a few of them during your tour. Your guide can tell you everything about the Camino de Santiago and has many first-hand stories and anecdotes about this famous route.

Are you interested to walk part of the Camino Primitivo together with a guide? Check our Camino de Santiago tour here.

King Alfonso II

Visiting the interior of Oviedo’s cathedral

The Cathedral of San Salvador is the highlight of Oviedo. Not only is it the most remarkable building in the city, but it has also played a major role in the development of the city. Moreover, thousands of pilgrims visit the Cathedral each year while walking the Camino de Santiago. To really get to know the value of the Cathedral and its treasures, your guide takes you for an exclusive visit to the interiors of the Cathedral.

San Salvador is created in different time periods and hence, different architectural styles are used. From Pre-Romanesque to Romanesque, and from Gothic, to Renaissance and Baroque. You visit the Holy Chamber, a World Heritage Site, with relics placed by Alfonso II and donations of the Asturian Kings to the Cathedral. Your guide shows and explains the altarpieces, sculptures, chapels, and icons. After visiting the interior of the Cathedral, you’ll see Oviedo in a whole different light!

Interested to explore the Highlights of Oviedo with us?

Send us a message via the form below or contact us via info@intoasturias.com, indicating the preferred tour date(s), the group size, and any other details that we should know.


Visit of Oviedo’s Old Town, most characteristic buildings, food markets, and squares

Visit the exterior and interior of Cathedral San Salvador

Local insiders suggestions on where to eat local specialties (cheese, sider, pastries)

The trip costs includes:

  • A private, local English-speaking guide

The trip costs excludes:

  • Entrance ticket to the Cathedral (6 EUR p.p)
  • Additional expenses (food, souvenirs)
How do I book this tour?

Send us a message via the enquiry form below or via info@intoasturias.com indicating the desired tour date and number of persons (adults and/or children). We’ll check the availability of our guides and come back to you within 24 hours to confirm the tour date or propose another date, in case our guides are not available.

How do I pay for this tour?

Once we agreed upon a tour date, you can transfer the reservation cost (15% of the tour price) via the secured payment system on this website. The rest of the payment for the tour can be directly paid to the tour guide on the day of the tour.

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable shoes to walk short distances. Rain clothing in case of rainy weather.

I am no longer able to participate in this tour. How do I cancel it?

The possibility to cancel a tour depends on the reasons and timing. For more information, please check ‘Cancellation Policy’ under the Terms and Conditions on this website.

I am not able to join this tour on the selected tour dates. Is it possible to select another date?

Yes! Contact us at info@intoasturias.com, tell us about your preferred dates and we will do our best to meet your preferences!

Overall Trip Rating:
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  1. Spendid overview of Oviedo
    By Gerry & Alan
    from Spain
    October 15, 2021
    Alejandra welcomed us with open arms in her beloved Asturias and gave us a splendid overview of the present and past history of Oviedo. Without a doubt, she is the guide that everyone would like to have when visiting Asturias!
    Date of Experience: October 12, 2021

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Highlights of Oviedo
  • 2.5 hours
  • Not included
  • English and Spanish
  • Throughout the year