What to see in Oviedo
The Campo de San Francisco is located in the centre of Oviedo. With an area of approximately 90,000 square meters, it is the largest urban park in the city and one of the largest in Asturias.
The origins of this spectacular park date back to the old orchards that were part of the now-defunct St. Francis Convent, from which the park's name comes.
This splendid park has a huge pond and more than 55,000 square meters of green area where more than 950 tree specimens of 51 species stand out. There are more than 100 varieties, with an abundance of lime trees, chestnut trees, Indian trees and shadow plane trees, among many others. Some of these specimens are over 300 years old and over 40 meters tall.
The Campo de San Francisco also has indigenous fauna that live in the park in total freedom. Among them are peacocks, swans and a range of waterfowl.
This imposing park also has ideal areas for families and children, with ping-pong tables, basketball courts and skate areas.
Another reason for its immense popularity is that it overflows with points of interest and works of art including its beautiful Botanical Garden, a bandstand, the Caracol Fountain, the Paseo de los Curas, the Escorialín and a range of spectacular sculptures that include works by Juan Rodríguez Muñiz, Armando Palacios Valdés and Alfonso Iglesias, among others.